Briefing on progress in the implementation of the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity, as part of the UN Decade of Biodiversity, and to further efforts to improve coherence
30 Oct 2013
time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
location
Conference Room 2 (CB) United Nations Headquarters, New York
Link to website
The UN General Assembly, vide resolution 67/212 , adopted in December 2012, decided that one of the special events of the Second Committee, in the 68th session of the UN General Assembly, would be devoted to a joint briefing by UNEP, WIPO, UNESCO, UNCTAD and CBD, on the implementation of the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity, including actions undertaken to promote access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilization and associated traditional knowledge. (The objectives of the Convention are the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their use.)
Statements & Presentations

Number of statements/presentations: 7

Statements
BioTrade: Putting the CBD objectives into practice
Mr. Bonapas Onguglo, Officer-in-Charge, Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Branch, Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities
GEF-Funded Projects in support of the ratification and implementation of the Nagoya Protocol
Mr. Santiago Carrizosa, Senior Technical Adviser on Biodiversity and Ecosystems
Mr. Wu Hongbo
Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and Coordinator of the Second International Decade of hte World's Indigenous People
The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Mr. Shakeel Bhatti, Secretary, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
United Nations