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As part of the government's conservation efforts, the ministry organises strategic initiatives such as the EBSA workshop, implements relevant resolutions, and participates in, and supports international conferences and conventions, including the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
It was adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at its tenth meeting on 29 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan.
Despite global efforts, the 2010 biodiversity target that we had set for ourselves under the Convention on Biological Diversity was not fully met.
The Prime Minister said that he was pleased to launch the Hyderabad Pledge on the occasion of this conference and announce that our Government has decided to earmark a sum of US$ 50 million during India's presidency of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to strengthen the institutional mechanism for biodiversity conservation in India.
This first session will be followed by the 11th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.
The Summit will draw to Hyderabad over 300 participants ranging from city and sub-national leaders, national governments, international organizations, UN agencies and specialists from across the world, in a move to convene local authorities in support of the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization is a supplementary agreement to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
The UN Convention on biological diversity states that biological diversity is the variability of living organisms from all sources including, among others, terrestrial ecosystems, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and ecological compounds they are part of; this includes diversity within species, between species and ecosystems.
Based on the wide biological diversity in Syria, It joined the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which was opened for signature at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro on 5 June 1992.
Designation of IDB 2011 on the theme of forests provides Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and everyone interested in forests, the opportunity to raise awareness of the issue and increase practical action.
Executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity Ahmed Djoghlaf praised the outstanding role of Yemen during its presidency of the Group of 77 and China last year, which contributed to the adoption of this protocol in Japan in October 2010.

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