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1 -2016 Prepared by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity March

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3 Updated on Friday, March 20, If you wish to submit your biodiversity-related meetings, please contact: 413, St. Jacques Street, Suite 800 H2Y 1N9 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Tel.: Web: Friday, March 20, Page 1 of 14

4 June June June 2020 Larnaca, Cyprus First International Bi-Communal Conference on Biodiversity / Organized by Intercollege Larnaca and Friends of Nature,Cyprus Event Web: March 2 March Managua, Nicaragua Central American Workshop on CBD Implementation and Financial Reporting 3 March Geneva, Switzerland World Wildlife Day CITES Secretariat Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Tel: /40 Fax: Web: March St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean Sub-regional Capacity-Building Workshop on Mainstreaming Biosafety into National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans and Resource Mobilization Friday, March 20, Page 2 of 14

5 March 9-12 March Cancun, Mexico UNCCD 3rd International Scientific Conference: "Combatiing desertificiation, land degredation and drought for poverty reduction and sustaiblable development - the contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practice" UNCCD Secretariat United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Tel: / Fax: / Web: 16 March Colombo, Sri Lanka Asian Workshop on CBD Implementation and Financial Reporting 21 March New York, New York, United States of America International Day of Forests UN - New York United Nations Headquarters United Nations - UN Tel: , Fax: Web: March Colombo, Sri Lanka CBD Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) in the North-East Indian Ocean region, and Training Session on EBSAs SCBD Tel: Fax: Web: Friday, March 20, Page 3 of 14

6 March 22 March Paris, France World Water Day UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization Tel: +33(0) Fax: +33(0) Web: 23 March Geneva, Switzerland World Meteorological Day World Meteorological Organization World Meteorological Organization Tel: +41(0) Web: March Bonn, Germany Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) UNCCD Secretariat United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Tel: / Fax: / Web: March Rome, Italy FAO Council (151st Session) FAO U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization - FAO Tel: Fax: Web: Friday, March 20, Page 4 of 14

7 April 7 April Geneva, Switzerland World Health Day 13 April Asunción, Paraguay (Tentative) South American Workshop on CBD Implementation and Financial Reporting April Dubai, United Arab Emirates Updated! CBD Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) in the North-West Indian Ocean and Adjacent Gulf Areas, and Training Session on EBSAs SCBD Tel: Fax: Web: 20 April, Cape Verde (Tentative) Western African Workshop on CBD Implementation and Financial Reporting April Bangkok, Thailand 35th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer April Quito, Ecuador Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference Friday, March 20, Page 5 of 14

8 May 4-15 May Geneva, Switzerland Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Basel Convention Secretariat Secretariat of the Basel Convention, International Environment House, Chemin des Anemones, CH Chatelaine Basel Convention - Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes Tel: Fax: Web: May Accra, Ghana West Africa Regional Workshop of the UN-Water Initiative Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies 5-7 May Mexico City, Mexico International technical expert workshop on identifying, accessing, compiling and aggregating domestic and international biodiversity-related investments and impacts May Montreal, Canada Twelfth meeting of the Compliance Committee under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Friday, March 20, Page 6 of 14

9 May May St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda Updated! Sub-regional Capacity-building Workshop on Resource Mobilization for CARICOM member States 18 May Libreville, Gabon (Tentative) Western African Workshop on CBD Implementation and Financial Reporting 22 May Multiple venues International Day for Biological Diversity May Ispra, Italy (Tentative) Workshop of the Network of Laboratories for the Detection and Identification of Living Modified Organisms Friday, March 20, Page 7 of 14

10 June 1-11 June Bonn, Germany The Bonn Climate Change Conference UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Tel: Web: June Washington, D.C., United States of America 48th GEF Council Meeting GEF Secretariat Secretariat of the Global Environment Facility Global Environmental Facility Tel: Fax: / Web: 5 June Nairobi, Kenya World Environment Day UNEP - Nairobi United Nations Environment Programme Tel: Fax: /90 Web: June Guatemala City, Guatemala New! International Training Workshop on Community-based Monitoring, Indicators on Traditional Knowledge and Customary Sustainable Use and Community Protocols, within the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity Friday, March 20, Page 8 of 14

11 June 9-11 June Ispra, Italy Workshop of the Network of Laboratories for the Detection and Identification of Living Modified Organisms June Guatemala City, Guatemala New! Dialogue Workshop on Assessment of Collective Action of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Biodiversity Conservation and Resource Mobilization June Guatemala City, Guatemala New! Expert Meeting on the Repatriation of Traditional Knowledge Relevant to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity 6/15/ Rome, Italy FAO Council (152nd Session) FAO U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization - FAO Tel: Fax: Web: Friday, March 20, Page 9 of 14

12 June 17 June Bonn, Germany World Day to Combat Desertification UNCCD Secretariat United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Tel: / Fax: / Web: 22 June, Georgia (Tentative) Eastern European Workshop on CBD Implementation and Financial Reporting June Rome, Italy Global Soil Partnership FAO U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization - FAO Tel: Fax: Web: July July Paris, France 36th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer Friday, March 20, Page 10 of 14

13 July July Ordos City, Mongolia 5th Kubuqi International Desert Forum UNCCD Secretariat United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Tel: / Fax: / Web: August 2-6 August Montpellier, France 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB ) and 4th European congress for Conservation Biology Society for Conservation Biology Conbio Society for Conservation Biology Tel: Fax: Web: 9 August New York, United States of America International Day of the World's Indigenous People UN - New York United Nations Headquarters United Nations - UN Tel: , Fax: Web: 12 August New York, United States of America International Youth Day UN - New York United Nations Headquarters United Nations - UN Tel: , Fax: Web: Friday, March 20, Page 11 of 14

14 September 9/16/ Nairobi, Kenya International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer October 6-10 October Dubrovnik, Croatia 42nd session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) October Ankara, Turkey 12th Session of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Convention to Combat Dersertification - (COP-12) (UNCCD) UNCCD Secretariat United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Tel: / Fax: / Web: October Washington, D.C., United States of America 49th GEF Council Meeting GEF Secretariat Secretariat of the Global Environment Facility Global Environmental Facility Tel: Fax: / Web: November 1-5 November Dubai, United Arab Emirates 27th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer Friday, March 20, Page 12 of 14

15 November 2-6 November Engelberg, Switzerland 38th Session of the European Forestry Commission FAO U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization - FAO Tel: Fax: Web: 4 November - 4 December Rome, Italy FAO Council (153rd Session) FAO U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization - FAO Tel: Fax: Web: November Lima, Peru 81st Session of the Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission (LACFC) FAO U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization - FAO Tel: Fax: Web: 30 November - 11 December Paris, France COP 21 / CMP 11 - Twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties of the Climate Change Convention and Eleventh Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (UNFCCC) UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Tel: Web: Friday, March 20, Page 13 of 14

16 December 5 December Rome, Italy World Soil Day FAO U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization - FAO Tel: Fax: Web: 11 December Rome, Italy International Mountain Day FAO U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization - FAO Tel: Fax: Web: Friday, March 20, Page 14 of 14

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