FOURTH INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE ON PGR: This meeting will take place in Leipzig, Germany, from 17-23 June 1996. The meeting will be preceded by a two-day meeting of the Working Group of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture to make further progress on the draft Global Plan of Action.
EXPERT MEETING ON INTRODUCTION OF ALIEN SPECIES: This meeting, which is sponsored by Norway in cooperation with UNESCO and IUCN, will be held in Trondheim, Norway, from 1-5 July 1996.
OPEN-ENDED WORKING GROUP ON BIOSAFETY: The first meeting of the working group on biosafety, which was established by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, will meet in Aarhus, Denmark, from 22-26 July 1996.
CBD SBSTTA-2: The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to the COP of the Convention on Biological Diversity will meet at the headquarters of the Secretariat in Montreal, Canada, from 2-6 September 1996. The substantive theme will be Terrestrial Ecosystems.
INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON FORESTS: The third meeting of UN Commission on Sustainable Developments IPF is scheduled for 9-20 September in Geneva, Switzerland.
IUCN WORLD CONSERVATION CONGRESS: The Congress will be held in Montreal, Canada, from 13-23 October 1996. The theme will be Caring for the Earth.
CBD COP-3: The third meeting of the COP to the Convention on Biological Diversity will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 4-15 November 1996, with a Ministerial Segment from 13-14 November 1996.
FAO WORLD FOOD SUMMIT: A World Food Summit on the theme Renewing Global Commitment to Fight Hunger will be held at FAO Headquarters in Rome from 13- 17 November 1996.
EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE COMMISSION ON PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES: The FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will meet for its Third Extraordinary Session, from 9-12 December 1996, to further negotiations on the revision of the International Undertaking in line with the Convention on Biological Diversity. The session will be preceded by a two-day meeting of the working group.
SEVENTH SESSION OF THE FAO COMMISSION ON GENETIC RESOURCES FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE: This meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 1997 at FAO Headquarters in Rome.
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