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High-level Meeting on Biodiversity

Background

As a contribution to the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, which the General Assembly proclaimed in 2006 to stress the necessity to reverse the continued loss of biodiversity (A/RES/61/203), the General Assembly convened a High-level Meeting on Biodiversity on 22 September 2010.

Attended by Heads of State, Government and delegation, this meeting provided a valuable opportunity to generate awareness at the highest level of the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity, namely:

  1. conservation of biodiversity;
  2. sustainable use of the components of biodiversity; and
  3. fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources.

Programme (see webcast)

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Statements

Key Documents

Resources

Contact Information