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News ID: 4484
Publish Date: 08 December 2016 - 19:10
ECO Member States to meet on the sidelines of the 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations of the Convention on Biological Diversity which is held from 2 to 17 December 2016 in Cancun, Mexico.

ECO-IEST: ECO Member States are going to meet on the sidelines of the 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations of the Convention on Biological Diversity which is held from 2 to 17 December 2016 in Cancun, Mexico. 
At this meeting, delegations of the ECO Member States will discuss ECO contributions of the CBD agenda, including the implementation of the Work Plan on Biodiversity in the ECO Region for 2016-2020.
At this meeting which is planned to be held on 12 December 2016, in addition to the delegations of the Member States, representatives of the ECO Secretariat, ECO Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ECO-IEST) and Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity will also participate. 
The main topics of this meeting, among all includes: 
  • ECO Region's Contribution to the UNCBD Agenda;
  • Implementation of the Work Plan on Biodiversity in the ECO Region for 2016-2020;
  • Enhancement of the Regional Synergy and Coherence on Biodiversity;
  • Focusing on ECO-CBD Collaboration on the Work Plan priorities.
As one of the co-organizers, from ECO-IEST, Dr. Asghar Mohammadi Fazel, president of the Institute will participate and contribute to this meeting. 

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), known informally as the Biodiversity Convention, is a multilateral treaty. The Convention has three main goals:
  • conservation of biological diversity (or biodiversity);
  • sustainable use of its components; 
  • fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from genetic resources.
In other words, its objective is to develop national strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity. It is often seen as the key document regarding sustainable development.
The Convention was opened for signature at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro on 5 June 1992 and entered into force on 29 December 1993.
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