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Latest News - 20 April 2015
UN Crime Congress Calls for Justice for All, Action on Wildlife, Forest Crime
Read More: UN Crime Congress Calls for Justice for All, Action on Wildlife, Forest Crime
19_April_2015: Participants unanimously adopted the Doha Declaration at the 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, stressing justice for all as critical to the success of the post-2015 development agenda and to fighting criminal activities, terrorism and violence globally. In addition to making recommendations to be submitted to the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice convening in May 2015, the Congress lent special focus to the issues of wildlife and forest crime. continued...
WNICBR Discusses Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Read More: WNICBR Discusses Climate Change and Sustainable Development
13_April_2015: At its fifth meeting, held in Attard, Malta, from 24-26 March 2015, the World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves (WNICBR) focused on ‘The Impact of Climate Change and Sustainable Development on Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves.' continued...
ITPGR Benefit-Sharing Fund Project Supports Peruvian Potato Farmers
Read More: ITPGR Benefit-Sharing Fund Project Supports Peruvian Potato Farmers
8_April_2015: A project supported by the Benefit-Sharing Fund of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) has helped more than 440 Peruvian potato farmers conserve and manage their native potato varieties through the establishment of seed orchards in 23 communities as well as through other activities. continued...
CBD Secretariat Surveying National Approaches on Assessing Progress towards Aichi Targets
Read More: CBD Secretariat Surveying National Approaches on Assessing Progress towards Aichi Targets
2_April_2015: In preparation for the meeting of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on Indicators for the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated a survey, conducted in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), to collect information related to the different approaches used by Parties to assess national progress towards the achievement of the Aichi biodiversity targets, as well as on the use of global-level data to support monitoring of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity. continued...
Biodiversity Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
CBD Regional Workshop on EBSAs in the North-West Indian Ocean and Adjacent Gulf Areas, and Training Session on EBSAs Dubai, United Arab Emirates 19 Apr - 25 Apr
14th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII 14) New York City, US 20 Apr - 1 May
Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda – Fourth Session New York City, US 21 Apr - 24 Apr
Third Meeting of the ITPGR Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of the MLS Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil 21 Apr - 24 Apr
2015 Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada 24 Apr - 25 Apr
International Conference on Illegal Exploitation and Trade in Wildlife and Forest Products of Africa Brazzaville, Congo 27 Apr
UNGA Dialogue on Harmony with Nature New York City, US 27 Apr
Tropical Landscapes Summit: A Global Investment Opportunity Jakarta, Indonesia 27 Apr - 28 Apr
Expo 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life Milan, Lombardia, Italy 1 May
Basel COP 12, Rotterdam COP 7 and Stockholm COP 7 Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 4 May - 15 May
UN Forum on Forests Eleventh Session (UNFF11) New York City, US 4 May - 15 May
CBD Technical Expert Workshop on Biodiversity-Related Investments and Impacts Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico 5 May - 7 May
25th Anniversary of FOREST Europe New York City, US 8 May
68th Session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee London, England, UK 11 May - 15 May
Twelfth Meeting of the Compliance Committee of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Montreal, Quebec, Canada 13 May - 15 May
 
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