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. For more information, contact: the CBD Secretariat, World Trade Centre, 413 St. Jacques Street, Office 630, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2Y 1N9. Tel: +1- 514- 288-2220; Fax: +1-514-288-6588; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Development's Intergovernmental Panel on Forests is scheduled to meet from 9-20 September 1996 in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information contact: Elizabeth Barsk-Rundquist, Tel: +1-212-963-3263; Fax: +1- 212-963-1795; e-mail: email@example.com; Internet: http://www.un.org/DPCSD.
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". For more information, contact: Ricardo Bayon, Special Assistant to the Director General, 28 Rue de Mauverney, 1196, Gland, Switzerland; Tel: +41 22 999 0001; Fax: +41 22 999 0002; e-mail: rib@hq.IUCN.ch; Internet: http://w3.iprolink.ch/iucnlib or http://www.IUCN.org.
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. For more information, contact the CBD Secretariat (see above).
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. For information contact: the World Food Summit Secretariat, FAO, viale delle Terme di Caracalla, I-00100, Rome, Italy. Tel: +39-6-5225 2932; Fax: +39-6-5225 5249; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: http://www.fao.org.
THIRD 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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