[MEDIA ALERT] Caribbean ABS Week: From Global Goals to Local Implementation

[MEDIA ALERT] Caribbean ABS Week: From Global Goals to Local Implementation

Caribbean Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Week will take place within the framework of the multi country project, Advancing the Nagoya Protocol in the Caribbean Region, implemented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) aimed at generating awareness of and support for the Nagoya Protocol, under the Convention of Biological Diversity.

 

WHAT

Activities for the week will take place in Trinidad and Tobago and will include:

  • Official Opening of ABS Week (January 29, 2019);
  • Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol within the Caribbean Region;
  • A high-level Ministerial Meeting (January 30, 2019);
  • A multi-stakeholder workshop, on various technical, policy and administrative matters related to accessing genetic resources and sharing of the benefits derived from their utilization (January 29, 2019);
  • A Biodiversity Expo (January 29-31, 2019) including cultural presentations; and
  • A School Debating Competition (Thursday, January 30, 2019 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm).

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The media, organisations and individuals interested or engaged in the economic valuation of biological resources, promotion of traditional knowledge, herbal practitioners, traders of genetic resources and other members of the public are all invited to visit the biodiversity expo.

 

WHEN

Activities will be held from January 29-31, 2019.

 

WHERE

The Hilton Trinidad Hotel and Conference Centre, Port of Spain, Trinidad

 

CONTACT

Norma Cherry-Fevrier

Environmental Sustainability Cluster

norma.fevrier@oecs.int

758-455-6316

 

For additional Information, please visit the ABS Caribbean website here.

 

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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has eleven members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Martinique and Guadeloupe. 

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