Latest news from the Secretariat of the CBD
- Statement of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Dr. Cristiana Pasca Palmer, UN Assistant Secretary-General, on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
- Report of the co-chairs of the ninth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity, Trondheim, Norway, 2-5 July 2019
- Opening Statement, Dr. Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity, 9th Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity, 2 - 5 July 2019
What are the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity?
The objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity are expressed in its article 1:
- the conservation of biological diversity;
- the sustainable use of its components; and
- the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources, including by appropriate
- access to genetic resources,
- transfer of relevant technologies,
The Convention also recognises - for the first time - that the conservation of biological diversity is "a common concern of humankind" and an integral part of the development process. In other words, the Convention recognises that all humanity has an interest ensuring the conservation of biological diversity, including poor nations, women and indigenous people, and that it needs to be addressed by concerted international action.