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Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Overview

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity was established (Article 24) to support the goals of the Convention. The CBD entered into force on 29 December 1993. It has 3 main objectives:

  1. The conservation of biological diversity
  2. The sustainable use of the components of biological diversity
  3. The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources