United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) brings together 188 States that have ratified it. It entered into force on December 29, 1993. Its objectives are:

  • The conservation of biological diversity;
  • The sustainable use of its elements; and
  • Fair and equitable sharing of benefits.

CAR has been a party to the CBD since June 15, 1995, the date of its ratification. The implementation of the CBD is based on the combined action of the various bodies that compose it:

  • The COP is the decision-making body made up of the States Parties which meet every 2 years;
  • The subsidiary body responsible for providing scientific, technical and technological advice;
  • Ad hoc working groups made up of government representatives with expertise in specific areas;
  • The GEF main financing body; etc

The headquarters of the Executive Secretariat of the CBD is located in Montreal, Canada at the following address:

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
413, Rue Saint Jacques, suite 800
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H2Y 1N9
Tel: +1 (514) 288-2220
Fax: +1 (514) 288-6588
E-mail: secretariat@biodiv .org

The following link allows you to visit the site of the Convention on Biological Diversity. This section provides you with documents of the Convention.