The Convention

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The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), adopted at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, is one of the key agreements on a comprehensive strategy for sustainable development. The Convention has 193 Parties and three main goals:

  1. the conservation of biological diversity,
  2. the sustainable use of its components, and
  3. the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits from the use of genetic resources.


Find the text of the Convention here.


In the following submenus, please find access to information related to :

Nagoya Protocol


    The Nagoya Protocol
on Access to Genetic Resources
and the Fair and Equitable Sharing
of Benefits Arising from their Utilization

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  The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Strategic Plan

  The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020