UN Programme, Agency or Fund

CITES, WCO Support Discussion on Measures to Combat Illegal Trade [viewed]

6 February 2012: The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) supported a roundtable discussion on measures to prevent and combat illegal trade in endangered species. During the ministerial segment, participants recognized the need to raise the awareness of heads of State about the scale of illegal wildlife trafficking, and its impacts beyond wildlife conservation, including on the tourism sector and local livelihoods.

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CMS, Wild Camel Protection Foundation Launch Educational Project to Save Wild Camels [viewed]

6 February 2012: The UN Environment Programme/Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) Secretariat and the Wild Camel Protection Foundation have launched a project to help raise public awareness on the critically endangered wild Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus ferus) and its ecological role for the deserts of Mongolia and China.

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IPPC Prepares for Meeting of Commission on Phytosanitary Measures [viewed]

IPPCJanuary 2012: The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has published a number of documents in preparation for the seventh session of Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), the IPPC's Governing Body, including a call for comments on draft International Standards on Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs).

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Event: Ninth Meeting of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee [viewed]

The Chemical Review Committee (CRC) is a subsidiary body of the Rotterdam Convention that reviews chemicals and pesticide formulations according to the criteria set out by the Convention in Annexes II and IV, respectively, and makes recommendations to the COP for listing these chemicals in Annex III. A joint meeting with the Stockholm Convention's POPRC will be held on 20 October 2013.  

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Event: Seventh Session of IPPC Commission on Phytosanitary Measures [viewed]

The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) is the Governing Body of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). CPM 7 will consider, among other issues: a robust international standard setting and implementation programme; sustainable implementation of the IPPC; improved phytosanitary capacity of members; information exchange systems appropriate to meet IPPC obligations; international promotion of the IPPC and cooperation with relevant regional and international organizations; review of the status of plant protection in the world; and effective dispute settlement systems.  

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Event: 106th Session of the IFAD Executive Board [viewed]

The IFAD Executive Board is the Fund's second main Governing Body, consisting of 18 elected Members and 18 Alternate Members. The Executive Board has full authority to decide on the programme of work, approval of projects, programmes and grants and to adopt/recommend action, pending the final approval of the Governing Council, on matters related to policy, the annual administrative budget, applications for membership and staffing within the Fund.  

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Event: 105th Session of the IFAD Executive Board [viewed]

The IFAD Executive Board is the Fund's second main Governing Body, consisting of 18 elected Members and 18 Alternate Members. The Executive Board has full authority to decide on the programme of work, approval of projects, programmes and grants and to adopt/recommend action, pending the final approval of the Governing Council, on matters related to policy, the annual administrative budget, applications for membership and staffing within the Fund.  

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Event: 35th Session of IFAD's Governing Council [viewed]

The International Fund for Agricultural Development will hold its two-day Governing Council meeting as a forum for member States, partners and the public to discuss and debate what needs to be done to enable smallholder farmers to contribute to raising food availability by 70% by 2050. High level speakers will include Bill Gates, and Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, the CEO of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network, who will present on "What promise will Rio herald for agriculture." The IFAD concept note for the meeting also highlights climate change challenges to sustainable agriculture and intervention options. Key speakers are listed in this press release: http://www.ifad.org/media/press/2012/alert/2.htm.  

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ILCs Discussion Forum Focuses on Geo-engineering Impacts on Biodiversity [viewed]

1 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has launched an online discussion forum on the possible impacts of geo-engineering techniques on biodiversity, and associated social, economic and cultural considerations for indigenous and local communities (ILCs).

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GEF SGP Helps Establish Biological Corridor in Turkey [viewed]

30 January 2012: The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP), implemented by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), reported its success in supporting a local non-governmental organization (NGO) in proposing and creating Turkey's first biological corridor between two important global biodiversity hotspots.

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