INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE SUSTAINABLE CONTRIBUTION OF FISHERIES TO FOOD SECURITY: This Conference will be held in Kyoto, Japan, from 4-9 December 1995.
UNEP GLOBAL EXPERT CONSULTATION ON INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL GUIDELINES FOR SAFETY IN BIOTECHNOLOGY: The meeting, which will finalize the International Technical Guidelines, and address related capacity-building needs, will be held in Cairo from 11-14 December 1995.
WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION, COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND ENVIRONMENT (CTE): The CTE will meet for regular sessions from 14-15 December 1995, 7-8 February 1996, 13-14 March 1996, 17-18 April 1996, and 21-22 May 1996, in Geneva, Switzerland. The February meeting will consider WTO's relationship with multilateral environmental agreements with trade provisions. The April session will deal with the relationship between TRIPs and other agreements. The May meeting will conduct the CTE's second review in preparation for the WTO ministerial meeting in Singapore in December 1996.
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIODIVERSITY: The first observance of the International Day for Biodiversity will take place on 29 December, the anniversary of the Convention's entry into force.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TECHNOLOGY NEEDS ASSESSMENT: This conference will focus on assessing technology needs in order to facilitate technology transfer. It is co-sponsored by the Netherlands and Switzerland, and will be held in Scheveningen, the Netherlands, from 6-7 February 1996.
OECD WORKSHOP ON ECONOMIC INCENTIVES: An OECD workshop on economic incentives for the conservation of biological diversity will be held in Australia in early 1996.
MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF PARTIES TO THE RAMSAR CONVENTION: The COP of the Ramsar Convention, which will meet in Australia in March 1996, will discuss marine and coastal ecosystems.
REGIONAL MEETING FOR LATIN AMERICA ON ECONOMIC VALUATION OF BIODIVERSITY: The workshop on economic valuation is co-sponsored by Canada, Chile and UNEP's Mexico office, and will be held in Santiago, Chile in March 1996.
INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON FORESTS: The IPF is scheduled to have its second meeting from 11-22 March 1996, in Geneva, Switzerland, and its third meeting from 2-13 September 1996.
FAO GLOBAL SYSTEM FOR PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE: A series of meeting are planned, including FAO-sponsored regional meetings (West Africa in late November 1995; North America in early December 1995); and a Colombian-sponsored regional meeting for Latin America in February 1996. The Commission on Plant Genetic Resources will meet from 22-26 April 1996 in Rome. This meeting will also serve as the PrepCom for the Fourth International Technical Conference on Plant Genetic Resources, to be held in Leipzig, Germany, from 17-23 June 1996.
EXPERT MEETING ON INTRODUCTION OF ALIEN SPECIES: A meeting on this issue, sponsored by Norway in cooperation with UNESCO and IUCN, will include both legal and scientific expertise. This meeting will be held in Trondheim, Norway from 1-5 July 1996.
SOUTHERN AFRICAN BIODIVERSITY FORUM: A SADC sub-regional workshop for Southern African countries to prepare for COP-3 will be held in Maputo, Mozambique, in July 1996.
OPEN ENDED AD HOC WORKING GROUP ON BIOSAFETY: The working group on biosafety, established by COP-2, will meet once before COP-3. The date and venue are yet to be determined.
SECOND SBSTTA MEETING: The SBSTTA will hold its second meeting from 2-6 September 1996. The venue has not been determined.
IUCN WORLD CONSERVATION CONGRESS: The theme of this Congress is "Caring for the Earth." It will be held in Montreal, Canada, from 13-23 October 1996.
THIRD MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES OF THE CBD: The third meeting of the COP will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 4-15 November 1996, with a Ministerial Segment lasting from 13-14 November 1996.
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