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International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 - Messages

Messages for the International Day for Biological Diversity: "Our solutions are in nature", 22 May 2020

 

Message from the Secretary-General of the United Nations

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Message from the President of Costa Rica

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Message from the President of Colombia

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Message from the President of the United Nations General Assembly

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Messages from COP Presidencies

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COP 8 Presidency: Brazil - HE Mr. Ricardo Salles, Minister of the Environment
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Prakash Javadekar 3

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Yasmine Fouad 2
Huang Runqiun 1

 

Messages from UN Agencies

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Message from Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Director-General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Gilbert F. Houngbo 1
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Jingyuan Xia 1
Message from Mr. Jingyuan Xia, Secretary, International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)

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Message from Ms. Martha Rojas Urrego, Secretary General, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
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Message from Mr. Kent Nnadozie, Secretary, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA)
Mechtild Rössler 1
Amy Fraenkel 2
Message from Ms. Amy Fraenkel, Executive Secretary, Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)
Jacques Trouvilliez 1
Message from Mr. Jacques Trouvilliez, Executive Secretary, Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA)
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Message from United Nations Environment Programme Mediterranean Action Plan - Barcelona Convention
   

 

Messages from Governments

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Bangladesh - Message from HE Mr. Shahab Uddin, Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change
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HE Hana Saif Al Suwaidi 1
United Arab Emirates - Message from HE Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority, Sharjah

 

Messages from Subnational Governments

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Western Cape Government, South Africa: Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

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Montréal, Canada - Message from Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montréal, and ICLEI Global Ambassador for Local Biodiversity
   

 

Messages from Organizations

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Dr. Grethel Aguilar, Acting Director General International, Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
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Dr. David Molden,Director General, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
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Ms. Robertina Brajanoska, CEO of Macedonian Ecological Society
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Mr. Pier Giovanni Capellino, President, Fondazione Capellino
Margaret O’Gorman 1
Renata Gómez
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Ms. Ana Di Pangracio, Biodiversity - Deputy Director, Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN), Argentina

English - Español

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The White Feather Foundation (Julian Lennon), UK
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Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, York University, Canada
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Engr. Felix Jose M. Vitangcol, Secretary-General, Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship (PBEST)
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Shumei International, Japan
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Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME)
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Professor Federica Di Palma, GROW Colombia
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Ms. Nsama Musonda Kearns, Environmental Conservationist, Zambia
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Short messages from India
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Short messages from around the world

 

Messages from indigenous peoples and local communities

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  Asia
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  Central and South America and the Caribbean
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  The Arctic
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  North America
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  The Pacific
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