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Pacific Preparatory Meeting for COP 11 Focuses on Effective Engagement [viewed]

10 August 2012: Participants at the Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties 11 (COP 11) gathered in Rotorua, New Zealand, from 10-13 August 2012, to prepare to engage at the international level in an effective manner. The meeting was coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), and funded by the EU through the African Caribbean Pacific Multilateral Environment Agreement (ACP MEAs) Capacity Building Project, in partnership with the CBD Secretariat.

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Event: First Meeting of Signatories to the MOU on Shark Conservation [viewed]

The agenda for the First Meeting of the Signatories (MoS1) to the UNEP/CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks includes, inter alia: reports from the first, second and third sharks negotiation meetings; reports from signatories; consideration of a draft conservation plan; and administrative and budgetary matters. As of 18 June 2012, the following countries had signed the MOU: Congo, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Palau, Philippines, Senegal, Togo, US, Nauru, Tuvalu, Australia, Chile, South Africa, Belgium, Denmark, EU, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Monaco, and UK.  

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Event: CMS Working Group on the Strategic Plan (2015-2023) Meeting [viewed]

At the 10th meeting of the Convention for the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Conference of the Parties (COP 10), it was decided in Resolution 10.5 to establish a Working Group to draft a new Strategic Plan for the period 2015-2023. This work will be conducted inter-sessionally, with its first in-person meeting taking place on 5-6 November 2012, back-to-back with the 40th meeting of the CMS Standing Committee. A final draft strategy will be presented to CMS COP 11 in late 2014.  

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UN Marks International Day of World's Indigenous Peoples [viewed]

9 August 2012: UN agencies addressed the theme “Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices” at an event marking the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on 9 August 2012, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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Event: Global Soil Week: Soils for Life [viewed]

The First Global Soil Week will provide a platform to initiate follow-up actions on land and soil-related decisions made at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) and will take place in the framework of the FAO's Global Soil Partnership. This event will provide a forum of interactive exchange and dialogue among stakeholders from science, government, business and civil society. The event is organized through a collaboration between the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies' (IASS') Global Soil Forum and the European Commission (EC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA), the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).  

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Event: Second Council Meeting of the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) [viewed]

The Second Council meeting of the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) will craft a long-term strategy that meets the demands of conserving great apes and their habitat in a rapidly changing world. The GRASP Council will also consider proposals suggested by the recent GRASP Strategic Review designed to make the partnership more effective, and consider reaching out to areas of government, industry, science, and research that could increase the scope and scale of GRASP's work.  

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Event: Nairobi Convention Policy Makers and Experts Meeting [viewed]

The Nairobi Convention Policy Makers and Experts Meeting is being held immediately prior to COP 7 of the Nairobi Convention to review decisions that will be taken during the COP.  

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Event: Nairobi Convention Science for Policy Workshop [viewed]

This workshop is being held prior to COP 7 of the Nairobi Convention to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to highlight emerging issues within the Nairobi Convention, and provide a space for scientific evidence to be presented to policy makers for consideration for new policies.  

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Event: Seventh Conference of the Parties to the Nairobi Convention [viewed]

The Seventh Conference of the Parties (COP 7) to the Nairobi Convention is being convened under the theme "Partnering for a Healthy Western Indian Ocean." It is expected that COP 7 will foster collaboration between international, regional and national organizations as well as secure partnerships between key regional players and the Contracting Parties of the Nairobi Convention in the implementation of the Nairobi Convention Work Programme 2013-2016. COP 7 is preceded by the Science for Policy Workshop (10-11 December) and the Policy Makers and Experts Meeting (12 December) to review decisions to be taken at the COP. The Nairobi Convention area includes: Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania and South Africa.  

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Event: Meeting of Nairobi Convention National Focal Points [viewed]

In partnership with the Government of Mozambique, the Nairobi Convention is organizing this meeting to discuss the implementation of the Nairobi Convention's Work Programme and preparations for the Seventh Conference of Parties (COP7) to the Nairobi Convention, scheduled to be held in December 2012. The Nairobi Convention area includes: Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania and South Africa.  

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