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Global Biodiversity Calendar of Events

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: 2nd meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol; 30 May to 3 June 2005; Montreal, Canada

The main issues to be addressed include the following: Options for implementing notification requirements under the Protocol; Risk assessment and risk management; Handling, transport, packaging and identification; Socio-economic considerations; and Public awareness and participation.

Official documents:http://www.biodiv.org/doc/meeting.aspx?mtg=MOP-02

9 th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Wetlands: 7- 15 November 2005; Kampala, Uganda

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Wetlands meets every three years in different continents. This will be its 9 th meeting and for the first time the Ramsar COP is taking place in Africa. The Conference is open to representatives of the state members to the Convention, intergovernmental institutions, accredited NGOs, corporations, wetland experts, and especially invited guests.

The main objectives of the Conference are:

a) to review the work of the Convention and to plan its the future activities; and

b) to advance wetland science and policy and management tools.

The focus will be the effective wetland management for poverty eradication.

The following are some of the key outputs and outcomes of COP9: A) Adoption of additional guidelines for the conservation and wise use of wetlands; B) Policy guidance for Contracting parties, the Ramsar Secretariat and partners; C) An action Plan to assist with the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals;

D) A Kampala declaration outlining the global commitment for Wetlands, Water and People.

More information: http://www.ugandawetlands.org/Cop9/overview.htm  

8 th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Migratory Species (Bonn Convention), 16-25 November 2005; Nairobi, Kenya

The 8th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and associated meetings of the Scientific Council and Standing Committee will be held in Nairobi during the period 16-25 November 2005. The Conference itself will take place from 20-25 November. It will be hosted by UNEP at the invitation of the Executive Director Klaus Töpfer.

More information: http://www.cms.int/news/PRESS/nwPR2005/nw090305_cop8_announcement.htm

3 rd Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA); 23-27 October 2005 -Dakar, Sennegal

On the generous offer of the Government of Senegal the third session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP 3) of the Agreement will take place from 23-27 October 2005 in Hotel Meridien in Dakar, Sennegal. As of mid of March official invitations will be sent to all Range States and International Organisation involved in conservation of Migratory Waterbirds in the African-Eurasian region. The provisional agenda for MOP3 along with all the other Meeting and Information documents can be downloaded from the following web site: http://www.unep-aewa.org/meetings/en/mop/mop3_docs/mop3_papers.htm

Technical Workshop on the development of regional Clearing-House Mechanisms, 23-25 February 2005, Bucharest, Romania

This technical workshop was organized by the CBD Executive Secretary along with the European Community clearing-house mechanism. The meeting’s objective was to facilitate the establishment of regional clearing-house mechanism regional websites, and to recommend possible solutions to overcome the identified constraints and impediments.

The Bulgarian CHM was presented at the workshop with information on its organizational structure, the network of information nodes, funding, technological solutions, action plans for this and the next years, as well as the tool for CHM metadata management at global and European level - http://metatool.biodiversity.bg- technological success of the Bulgarian CHM, recognized by CBD Secretariat.


Documents available at: http://www.biodiv.org/doc/meeting.aspx?mtg=CHMTW-01

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