The International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB) was established in 1996 during the third session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP III) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The IIFB serves as a caucus of representatives of indigenous peoples and local communities, who meet before and during the CBD meetings.
The responsibilities of the IIFB include:
The International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB)
- Discussing CBD documents, draft decisions, and deciding on common positions;
- Delivering statements in plenary and working groups; and
- Interacting and collaborating with Parties and the Secretariat of the CBD.