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News Sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 6) and first Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (MOP 1)

Concerned URL http://www.biodiv.org/meetings/cop-06.asp
Source CBD Web site
Release date 06/09/2001
Contributor freeman

7 June 2001 The sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 6) will be held in The Hague from 8 to 19 April 2002, at the kind invitation of the Government of the Netherlands. If the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety enters into force early enough to make possible timely preparations for the first Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (MOP 1) to be held in conjunction with COP 6, MOP 1 will be held at the same venue from 22 to 26 April 2002. The Host Government Agreement between the Government of the Netherlands and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity was signed in The Hague on 13 February 2001. At its sixth meeting, the COP is expected to receive reports from its subsidiary bodies, the Executive Secretary and the Global Environment Facility, review the implementation of the programme of work, and focus on the following issues that will be considered in depth: forest biological diversity; alien species that threaten ecosystems, habitats or species; access and benefit-sharing as related to genetic resources; strategic plan, national reporting and operations of the Convention. Furthermore, the meeting will adopt a budget for the next biennium. "Further information":http://www.biodiv.org/meetings/cop-06.asp

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