World Heritage Bureau and World Heritage Centre Director meet with 6 Biodiversity-related Conventions
The “Workshop on synergies among the biodiversity-related conventions” organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and was held from 8 to 11 February 2016 at the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland.
All 7 secretaries of the Biodiversity-related Conventions (Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, International Plant Protection Convention and the World Heritage Convention) attended as well as representatives/experts from statutory bodies.
Discussions of thematic areas for enhanced synergies among the biodiversity-related conventions at national, regional and global levels focused on The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and national biodiversity strategies and action plans; institutional arrangements and coordination mechanisms; information and knowledge management; national reporting, monitoring and indicators; communication and awareness-raising; science-policy interface; capacity-building; and resource mobilization and utilization.
Background and further documents are available here.