Biodiversity where it belongs at top of UN agenda

UN’s first ever high level event on biodiversity: September 22, New York, US

 

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) Photo: Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Laboratory & The Dolphin Institute

Background

To mark the International Year of Biodiversity (www.iucn.org/iyb), the United Nations General Assembly is holding a high-level event on biodiversity on 22 September 2010, the eve of the opening of the general debate of its sixty-fifth session. This will be a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the global biodiversity crisis and the urgent need for stronger action to implement the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

IUCN, as the only international conservation organization with official UN observer status, will be taking a leading role in the events as they unfold.

Press Material and Events

• Press Statement on Mainstreaming Gender in the Biodiversity Debate, Mon 20 September
• Press Briefing and Press Statement on Cash Now to Save Life Tomorrow – 11h00-11h30 Tue 21 September, Press Briefing Room in Library Building at UN New York.
• Interview opportunity IUCN/CBD - Gender and Biodiversity - 13h00-15h00, Tue 21 September in the Delegates Dining Room.
• Interview Opportunity – Global Island Partnership – 07h45-08h45, Wed 22 September.

Spokespersons
Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General IUCN, julia.marton-lefevre@iucn.org
Jane Smart, Director of IUCN’s Biodiversity Conservation Group, jane.smart@iucn.org

To book interviews:
Brian Thomson, Media Relations Manager, m +41 79 528 3486, e brian.thomson@iucn.org
 

Work area: 
Business
Business
Climate Change
WBCSD
Economics
Ecosystems
Ecosystems
Energy
Forests
Gender
Global Policy
Climate Change
Members
Protected Areas
Species
Water
CBD
Biodiversity
Climate Change
Energy
Location: 
North America
Asia
Project and Initiatives: 
Mangroves for the Future 
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