Convention on Biological Diversity

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Global Intergovernmental Organization or Multilateral Environmental Agreement

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entered into force on 29 December 1993. It has 3 main objectives:

  1. The conservation of biological diversity
  2. The sustainable use of the components of biological diversity
  3. The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources

The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. It is a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives. The world is invited to take action in 2010 to safeguard the variety of life on earth: biodiversity.

Contact
Jihyun Lee
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Environmental Affairs Officer for Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Joseph Appiott
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
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Last Updated: 12 September 2016