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UN Biodiversity Conference - Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Well-Being

2-17 December 2016 | Cancún, Mexico

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Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, COP 13 President, gavelled the meeting to a close at 5:03 am

IISD Reporting Services - COP 2016 On Saturday, 17 December, Working Groups met in the morning to address outstanding items, including on the guidelines on prior informed consent and benefit-sharing from the use of traditional knowledge, and adopt their reports. An afternoon plenary addressed organizational matters and adopted decisions on all substantive agenda items. At 6 pm plenary was suspended to allow for the budget negotiations to conclude. It is expected to reconvene at 9:30 pm.

Update 00:20 am: Budget negotiations continue, plenary to resume at 1:30 am
Update 03:00 am: Plenary still awaits the outcome of budget negotiations
Update 04:15 am: Plenary still waiting
Update 04:50 am: Plenary resumes
Update 05:03 am: Plenary was gavelled to a close

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David Cooper, Deputy Executive Secretary, CBD Secretariat, gives a warm hug to
CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias


Working Group I

WG I Chair Mette Gervin Damsgaard (Denmark) at the conclusion of WG I deliberations



Anna Takombwa, Zimbabwe


Felipe Costa, Brazil



Federico Galloni, Argentina


Sepali De Silva, Dominica


Yousef Al-Hafedh, Saudi Arabia



Bongani Zipho Nkhabindze, Swaziland


Christian Prip, Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), Norway


Mohamed Elmi Obsieh, Djibouti


Delegates from Switzerland consulting


L-R: Andy Stott and Holly Kelley-Weil, UK


L-R: Wadzi Goredema-Mandivenyi and Natalie Feltman, South Africa


L-R: Christine von Weizsäcker and Antje Lorch, ECOROPA

Working Group II

WG II Chair Malta Qwathekana (South Africa) at the conclusion of WG II deliberations



Albun William Banye Lemnyuy, Cameroon


Diego Pacheco Balanza, Bolivia



Maria Eugenia Choque Quispe, UN Permanent Forum
on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)


Mitzi Gurgel Valente da Costa, Brazil


Delegates from Madagascar


Participants from WG II consulting



Asghar Mohammadi Fazel, Iran


Amita Prasad, India


Adem Bilgin, Turkey


L-R: WG II Chair Malta Qwathekana (South Africa) and WG I Chair Mette Gervin Damsgaard (Denmark)



Plenary



CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias


Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, COP 13 President



Elizabeth Mrema, UNEP


David Cooper, Deputy Executive Secretary, CBD



Maria Luisa Angelica Del Rio Mispireta, Peru


Fumiko Nakao, Japan



Alexander Shestakov, the Russian Federation


Habib Gademi, Dominica


Rastislav Rybanič, EU



Moustafa Mokhtar Ali Fouda, Egypt


Lucy Mulenkei, International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity, (IIFB)


José Luis Echeverría Tello, Guatemala


Participants from the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN)


Cancun Children's Choir entertaining COP 13 participants


Delegates from Africa consulting


COP 13 Snapshots

CBD Secretariat staff


CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, with ENB/IISD Reporting Services team


CBD Secretariat with UN and local staff



Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, COP 13 President, enjoying the Mariachi entertainment while waiting
for plenary to reconvene


Traditional Mexican Mariachi band


Delegates from Australia and New Zealand


Delegates from Mexico


Delegates from ETC Group, Econexus, Federation of German Scientists, and Friends of the Earth International







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