|Last updated: 10/02/2016|
As part of the ongoing cooperation between the secretariats of the International Treaty and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), I have the pleasure to bring to your attention the notification recently issued by the Executive Director of the UNEP in respect of the ongoing revision of the national biodiversity strategy and action plans and the UNEP project on coherence and synergy in implementing the global biodiversity-related conventions.
As part of the ongoing cooperation between the secretariats of the International Treaty and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) I have the honour to provide the following information to you, and to invite you to review and comment on one of the initial outputs from a project being implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on "Improving the effectiveness of and cooperation among biodiversity-related conventions and exploring opportunities for further synergies”.
UNEP would appreciate responses to this questionnaire by the end of 6 June 2014, in order to prepare an analysis as a basis for discussion at a workshop later in the year. This UNEP project is concerned with coherence and synergy in implementing the global biodiversity-related conventions.
I have the honour to inform Contracting Parties of the launching of the referenced capacity building project by Bioversity International. The project will support research and capacity strengthening activities in countries concerning the implementation of the International Treaty, with a focus on policy issues associated with the Multilateral system of access and benefit-sharing (MLS).
|Geneva, 14 June 2011-The Multilateral Environmental Agreements Information and Knowledge Management Initiative (MEA-IKM), launched today a harmonized information system to assist Parties and the environment community at large to access information from multiple agreements from one location. Supported by UNEP and FAO, the initiative currently includes 17 MEAs and other instruments from 12 Secretariats hosted by three UN organizations and IUCN. It is open to observers involved in MEA ...|
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|Cordoba (Spain), 14 September 2010 - The Secretary of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Dr Shakeel Bhatti has participated today in the International Seminar on the role of role of agricultural biodiversity in helping to ensure global food security in the context of climate change, organized by the University of Cordoba, in Spain.|
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