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Secretariat
27.07.2020 // No idea what should be title
A meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
25.05.2020 // No idea what should be title
Third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation
18.05.2020 // No idea what should be title
Twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice
17.03.2020 // No idea what should be title
Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources
10.12.2019 // No idea what should be title
Meeting of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Socio-economic Considerations (Article 26 of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety)
02.12.2019 // No idea what should be title
Meeting of the Informal Advisory Committee to the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House
25.11.2019 // No idea what should be title
Twenty-third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice
20.11.2019 // No idea what should be title
Eleventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity
06.11.2019 // No idea what should be title
Thematic Consultation on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
29.10.2019 // No idea what should be title
Informal Advisory Committee on Capacity-building for the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol
28.10.2019 // No idea what should be title
Online Discussions of the Network of Laboratories for the Detection and Identification of Living Modified Organisms
22.10.2019 // No idea what should be title
Thirteenth meeting of the Liaison Group on the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
14.10.2019 // No idea what should be title
Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Training of Trainers Workshop
01.10.2019 // No idea what should be title
Thematic Consultation on Area-based Conservation Measures
30.09.2019 // No idea what should be title
Global Capacity-building Workshop on Monitoring the Utilization of Genetic Resources under the Nagoya Protocol
22.09.2019 // No idea what should be title
Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas in the North-East Atlantic Ocean and Training Session on EBSAs
Updates
CRISTIANA PAȘCA PALMER
Cristiana Pașca Palmer was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General as the Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, starting 17 March 2017. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Paşca Palmer served from November 2015 to January 2017 as Romania’s Minister for Environment, Waters and Forests, during which time she also headed the Romanian delegation at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, where she signed the agreement on behalf of Romania, the 2016 Marrakech Climate Change Conference and the 2016 UN Biodiversity Conference in Cancun   
CRISTIANA PAȘCA PALMER
Cristiana Pașca Palmer was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General as the Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, starting 17 March 2017. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Paşca Palmer served from November 2015 to January 2017 as Romania’s Minister for Environment, Waters and Forests, during which time she also headed the Romanian delegation at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, where she signed the agreement on behalf of Romania, the 2016 Marrakech Climate Change Conference and the 2016 UN Biodiversity Conference in Cancun   
Programmes
Thematic

The Conference of the Parties (COP) has established seven thematic programmes of work (listed below) which correspond to some of the major biomes on the planet. Each programme establishes a vision for, and basic principles to guide future work. They also set out key issues for consideration, identify potential outputs, and suggest a timetable and means for achieving these. Implementation of the work programmes depends on contributions from Parties, the Secretariat, relevant intergovernmental and other organizations. Periodically, the COP and the SBSTTA review the state of implementation of the work programmes.

Cross cutting

The COP has also initiated work on key matters of relevance to all thematic areas. These cross-cutting issues correspond to the issues addressed in the Convention's substantive provisions in Articles 6-20, and provide bridges and links between the thematic programmes. Some cross cutting initiatives directly support work under thematic programmes, for example, the work on indicators provides information on the status and trends of biodiversity for all biomes. Others develop discrete products quite separate from the thematic programmes.

Clearing houses
Abbch

The Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House (ABSCH) is a platform for exchanging information on ABSCH and a key tool for facilitating the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol.

Chm

The CHM contributes to the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity by promoting and facilitating scientific and technical cooperation, knowledge sharing and information exchange, and by establishing a fully operational network of Parties and partners.

Bch

The Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) is a mechanism set up by the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to facilitate the exchange of information on Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) and assist the Parties to better comply with their obligations under the Protocol.

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