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UN Marks World Day to Combat Desertification [viewed]

World Day to Combat Desertification 201117 June 2011: The annual World Day to Combat Desertification was marked on 17 June 2011, with events and statements from leaders around the world. The specific focus of the Day was on forests in the drylands areas of the world, in keeping with the International Year on Forests (2011), and guided by the motto: “Forests keep drylands working.”

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UNEP, MEAs Launch InforMEA Webportal [viewed]

14 June 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), together with 17 multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs), has launched a new webportal, titled "InforMEA," that draws information from the MEAs' individual websites to permit a user to search for information related to decisions and resolutions, news and events, meeting calendars, and national focal points across all of the participating MEAs.

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CBD Secretariat Launches Phase 1 of Global Platform for Business and Biodiversity [viewed]

June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has launched Phase 1 of the Global Platform for Business and Biodiversity Website.

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CBD Launches New Website in Four UN Languages [viewed]

6 June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has unveiled a new version of the CBD website, which it also launched in Arabic, French and Spanish. Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD Executive Secretary, said the Secretariat hopes to provide the website in all UN languages and urged additional financial support for this goal.

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Event: Workshop on the Amazon Regional Biodiversity Strategy [viewed]

This workshop, organized by the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), with financial assistance from the Governments of Germany and the Netherlands, will examine a common strategy for protecting the biodiversity of the eight ACTO member countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.  

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Event: CBD Regional Workshop on the Updating and Revision of NBSAPs for South America [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Environment Ministry of Ecuador and with financial support from the Government of Japan. Its purpose is to: strengthen national capacities for the development, implementation, review, updating and communication of national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs); help facilitate national implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020; and translate the Strategic Plan into national targets and commitments.  

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ICNP-1 Adopts Recommendations on Awareness Raising, Compliance [viewed]

13 June 2011: The Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted four recommendations, including on compliance with the Protocol, which emerged as the dominant discussion topic.

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Experts Recommend New Solutions to Growing Bushmeat Trade [viewed]

10 June 2011: A joint meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Liaison Group on Bushmeat and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Central Africa Bushmeat Working Group concluded that classic approaches and international efforts are not reversing the growing bushmeat trade, and adopted a set of recommendations to the international community.

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CBD Secretariat Reviewing GBO-3 Production Process [viewed]

7 June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) initiated a review of the production of the third edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3), which was launched in May 2010, in order to further improve the process for future editions and maintain comparability.

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CBD Prepares for Upcoming Traditional Knowledge, SBSTTA Meetings [viewed]

3 June 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated the provisional agendas and called for participant nominations for the seventh meeting of the Working Group on Article 8(j) and the 15th meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 15), to be held in October-November 2011, in Montreal, Canada.

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