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2019

2019-05-24Young people from around the world are encouraged to submit videos for the 2019 Global Youth Video Competition showcasing positive solutions on three themes: Nature-based Solutions for Food and Human Health; Cities and Local Action to Combat Climate Change; and Nature-Based Solutions to balance the use of land for people and ecosystems.
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2019-05-24The EPPO/Euphresco scientific Colloquium ‘Plant Health at the Age of Metagenomics’ is available for the public
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2019-05-24European Commission Recognition of CETAF Code of Conduct and Best Practice on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)
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2019-05-23The IPPC Guide to Pest Risk Communication, including invasive alien plant risk communication, is available for the public
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2019-05-22The United Nations celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity by examining the fundamental role of nature in ensuring human health and good nutrition.
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2019-05-22The Convention on Biological Diversity is pleased to partner with the Slow Food International for this year’s celebrations of the International Day for Biological Diversity, on 22 May 2019, which focuses on biodiversity as the foundation of our health and food systems.
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2019-05-21Message from Mr. Jingyuan Xia, Secretary of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) at the occasion of the International Day for Biodiversity 2019
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2019-05-20A report launched today shows that Asian consumers have an increasing awareness of the planet’s biodiversity and want to see companies protecting it.
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2019-05-14The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA) OATA launched a new training module aimed at the ornamental aquatic industry, fish keepers and aquatic plant owners to help identify invasive species, know what to do with them and take the right biosecurity measures to stop them spreading
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2019-05-14Invasive Species Week, organisations across the UK, Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man are working together to raise awareness and ask everyone to help prevent their spread to protect the environment and recreational spaces for future generations to enjoy
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2019-05-08Statement by Ms. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity, at the closing of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, 4 May 2019
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2019-05-06The world needs transformative change if life on Earth is to be safeguarded and people are to continue to receive the services and benefits that nature provides, according to a new report from an international team of leading researchers.
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2019-04-29The inaugural Nature Champions Summit closed Thursday with a call to put nature at the centre of the global discourse together with climate action and sustainable development.
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2019-04-22Opening statement by Ms. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, on the occasion of the eighteenth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 22 April to 3 May 2019
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2019-04-18A photo story of BioFouling project (GEF-UNDP-IMO partnership) is now accessible
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2019-04-10Italy ratified the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 9 April 2019.
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2019-03-18A study on key concepts and principles relevant to Invasive Alien Species (IAS) and international trade in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the SPS Agreement, as well as in relation to the IPPC and the OIE has been available at STDF web site.
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2019-03-18A briefing on PROMOTING SAFE TRADE, PROTECTING ENVIRONMENT has been made available at the Standard Trade Development Facility (STDF).
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2019-03-11Statement by Ms. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, Nairobi, Kenya, 11–15 March 2019
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2019-01-29Full summary and additional information from the Business and Biodiversity Forum.
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2019-01-28Opening statement by Ms. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at the Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation Workshop on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, 28 January 2019
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2019-01-28Statement of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Dr. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Assistant-Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the occasion of the Official Launch of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, 28 January 2019
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2019-01-25It is with great regret and deepest sadness that we convey news of the untimely death of Dr Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). Among his numerous achievements is the strengthened collaboration among the biodiversity-related conventions towards common objectives. His loss will be felt by each of them. He was an extraordinary advocate and champion for the environment, and a kind and wonderful human. His friends and colleagues at the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity would like to express their deepest sympathy to his family and to all staff at the CMS Secretariat.
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2019-01-16Blog post prepared by the Executive Secretary for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting: We need to understand the nature and gravity of the collective crisis that now confronts human civilization if we are to answer the questions it poses.
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