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Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Special Events at the Ocean Conference

5-9 June 2017 | UN Headquarters, New York

Highlights for Wednesday, 7 June 2017

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Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, President, Costa Rica, addresses participants via video message.

The Ocean Conference

This event took place on 7 June 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York. The meeting was co-organized by the Government of Costa Rica and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and included a screening of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative Film.

Speakers in the event included: Cristiana Pașca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary; Juan Carlos Mendoza, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the UN; Christophe Lefebvre, the French Biodiversity Agency; Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, President of Costa Rica; Jihyun Lee, the CBD Secretariat; Vivienne Solis Rivera, International Collective in Support of Fishworkers; Puri Canals, Mediterranean MPA Network (MedPAN); Dixon Waruinge, Nairobi Convention Secretariat; Cristelle Pratt and Jeremy Hills, Pacific Islands Forum.

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Strengthening National Capacity and Empowering Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities to Accelerate Implementation Towards SDG 14
Presented by the Government of Costa Rica and CBD

Panel (L-R): Vivienne Solís–Rivera, International Collective in Support of Fishworkers; Christophe Lefebvre, the French Biodiversity Agency; Juan Carlos Mendoza García, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the UN; and Jihyun Lee, CBD Secretariat.
Jihyun Lee, CBD Secretariat
Juan Carlos Mendoza, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the UN
Christophe Lefebvre, French Biodiversity Agency
Vivienne Solis Rivera, International Collective in Support of Fishworkers
Dixon Waruinge, Nairobi Convention Secretariat
Puri Canals, MedPAN
Loreen Bannis-Roberts, Commonwealth of Dominica
Jeremy Hills, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
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