Four Countries Sign Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress at Opening for Signature [viewed]

7 March 2011: The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety opened for signature at UN Headquarters, New York.

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IPPC Scientific Session Addresses Plant Pest Risks in Grains and Wood [viewed]

7 March 2011: The sixth meeting of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), the Governing Body of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), will include a scientific session on emerging issues, focusing on pest risks associated with grains and wood.

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IUCN Launches Europe Overseas Forum [viewed]

7 March 2011: IUCN launched Europe Overseas Forum, an email discussion group, hosted on Google Groups, for those interested in advancing biodiversity and climate change action in the Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union (EU).

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CMS and CITES Secretariats Hold Virtual Meeting [viewed]

4 March 2011: The Secretariats of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) met via video conference, on 2 March 2011, to review joint achievements and map out their future collaboration.

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SPC Announces Cooperation with Japan on Pacific Forests [viewed]

4 March 2011: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has announced a regional partnership with the Government of Japan, focusing on the provision of technical support to the forestry sector in the Pacific.

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CBD Secretariat Invites Nominations for Meeting of Local Community Representatives [viewed]

4 March 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited nomination of experts to participate in the ad hoc expert group meeting of local community representatives to be held from 13-15 July 2011, in Montreal, Canada.

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CBD Secretariat Invites ILC Nominations for Advisory Selection Committee of Voluntary Trust Fund, Calls for Pledges [viewed]

4 March 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited indigenous and local communities (ILCs) to nominate representatives for the Advisory Selection Committee of the Voluntary Trust Fund for the participation of ILC representatives in the work of the Convention. In addition, the Secretariat has called for contributions to the Voluntary Fund.

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CBD Secretariat Invites Nominations for Meeting on Customary Sustainable Use [viewed]

4 March 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited nominations for an international meeting on sustainable use with a focus on customary use of biodiversity, to be held from 1-3 June 2011, in Montreal, Canada.

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CBD Secretariat Circulates Quarterly Report [viewed]

4 March 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published the 50th-51st issue of the Quarterly Report of the Convention, covering the period 1 July-31 December 2010.

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Event: CBD Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting of Local Community Representatives [viewed]

Organized by the CBD Secretariat, this meeting aims to identify common characteristics of local communities and gather advice on how local communities can more effectively participate in Convention processes.  

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