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Convention On Biological Diversity (1992)

[Preamble]

Article 1 - Objectives

Article 2 - Use of Terms

Article 3 - Principle

Article 4 - Jurisdictional Scope

Article 5 - Co-operation

Article 6 - General Measures for Conservation and Sustainable Use

Article 7 - Identification and Monitoring

Article 8 - In-situ Conservation

Article 9 - Ex-situ Conservation

Article 10 - Sustainable Use of Components of Biological Diversity

Article 11 - Incentive Measures

Article 12 - Research and Training

Article 13 - Public Education and Awareness

Article 14 - Impact Assessment and Minimizing Adverse Impact

Article 15 - Access to Genetic Resources

Article 16 - Access to and Transfer of Technology

Article 17 - Exchange of Information

Article 18 - Technical and Scientific Co-operation

Article 19 - Handling of Biotechnology and Distribution of Its Benefits

Article 20 - Financial Resources

Article 21 - Financial Mechanism

Article 22 - Relationship with Other International Conventions

Article 23 - Conference of the Parties

Article 24 - Secretariat

Article 25 - Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice

Article 26 - Reports

Article 27 - Settlement of Disputes

Article 28 - Adoption of Protocols

Article 29 - Amendment of the Convention or Protocols

Article 30 - Adoption and Amendment of Annexes

Article 31 - Right to Vote

Article 32 - Relationship between this Convention and Its Protocols

Article 33 - Signature

Article 34 - Ratification, Acceptance or Approval

Article 35 - Accession

Article 36 - Entry into Force

Article 37 - Reservations

Article 38 - Withdrawals

Article 39 - Financial Interim Arrangements

Article 40 - Secretariat Interim Arrangements

Article 41 - Depositary

Article 42 - Authentic Texts

Annex I - Identification And Monitoring

Annex II

Part 1 - Arbitration

Article 1

Article 2

Article 3

Article 4

Article 5

Article 6

Article 7

Article 8

Article 9

Article 10

Article 11

Article 12

Article 13

Article 14

Article 15

Article 16

Article 17

Part 2 - Conciliation

Article 1

Article 2

Article 3

Article 4

Article 5

Article 6

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Convention On Biological Diversity (1992)

Article 23 - Conference of the Parties

1. A Conference of the Parties is hereby established. The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties shall be convened by the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme not later than one year after the entry into force of this Convention.

Thereafter, ordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at regular intervals to be determined by the Conference at its first meeting.

2. Extraordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at such other times as may be deemed necessary by the Conference, or at the written request of any Party, provided that, within six months of the request being communicated to them by the Secretariat, it is supported by at least one third of the Parties.

3. The Conference of the Parties shall by consensus agree upon and adopt rules of procedure for itself and for any subsidiary body it may establish, as well as financial rules governing the funding of the Secretariat. At each ordinary meeting, it shall adopt a budget for the financial period until the next ordinary meeting.

4. The Conference of the Parties shall keep under review the implementation of this Convention, and, for this purpose, shall:

(a) Establish the form and the intervals for transmitting the information to be submitted in accordance with Article 26 and consider such information as well as reports submitted by any subsidiary body;

(b) Review scientific, technical and technological advice on biological diversity provided in accordance with Article 25;

(c) Consider and adopt, as required, protocols in accordance with Article 28;

(d) Consider and adopt, as required, in accordance with Articles 29 and 30, amendments to this Convention and its annexes;

(e) Consider amendments to any protocol, as well as to any annexes thereto, and, if so divided, recommend their adoption to the parties to the protocol concerned;

(f) Consider and adopt, as required, in accordance with Article 30, additional annexes to this Convention;

(g) Establish such subsidiary bodies, particularly to provide scientific and technical advice, as are deemed necessary for the implementation of this Convention;

(h) Contact, through the Secretariat, the executive bodies of conventions dealing with matters covered by this Convention with a view to establishing appropriate forms of co-operation with them; and

(i) Consider and undertake any additional action that may be required for the achievement of the purposes of this Convention in the light of experience gained in its operation.

5. The United Nations, its specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy

Agency, as well as any State not Party to this Convention, may be represented as observers at meetings of the Conference of the Parties. Any other body or agency, whether governmental or non-governmental, qualified in fields relating to conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, which has informed the Secretariat of its wish to be represented as an observer at a meeting of the Conference of the Parties, may be admitted unless at least one third of the Parties present object. The admission and participation of observers shall be subject to the rules of procedures adopted by the Conference of the Parties.


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