Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)

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History

29 Dec 1993, in accordance with Article 24 of Convention on Biological Diversity (Biodiversity convention). Convention opened for signature at the Earth Summit, 5 June 1992, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); entered into force 29 Dec 1993. Secretariat administered by United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), and also serves as the secretariat to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Nagoya Protocol).

Aims

Promote the objectives of the treaty, namely: conservation of biological diversity; sustainable use of the components of biodiversity; fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. Objectives of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: contribute to ensuring an adequate level of protection in the field of the safe transfer, handling and use of living modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and specifically focusing on transboundary movements. Objectives of the Nagoya Protocol: share the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources in a fair and equitable way, including by appropriate access to genetic resources and by appropriate transfer of relevant technologies, taking into account all rights over those resources and to technologies, and by appropriate funding, thereby contributing to the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of its components.

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Activities

Management of treaties and agreements: Convention on Biological Diversity (Biodiversity convention); Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety2; Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing.

Structure

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Languages

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish.

Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 48 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 29 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 194 countries
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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Biosciences
    • Genetics
  • Societal Problems
    • Safety
  • Law
    • Agreements
  • Development
    • Sustainable Development
  • Harmony
    • Diversity

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

E3586

Last News Received

12. Oct 2017
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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