CONVENTION ON BIODIVERSITY - http://www.cbd.int/convention/text/

States Parties to the Convention - http://www.cbd.int/convention/parties/list/



WEDO - Women's Environment & Development Organization



October 8 through October 19, 2012, WEDO will be facilitating an international team of advocates at the eleventh meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad, India. With support from the CBD Secretariat, 13 women experts in biodiversity, conservation and gender equality from 9 countries - India, Nepal, Colombia, Nigeria, Kenya, Costa Rica, Suriname, the Philippines, and the U.S. - form WEDO's delegation to the COP, working together to host a daily women's caucus, deliver interventions on women's rights and gender equality, and push for enhanced implementation on the many policy commitments made in recent years. In preparation,WEDO and the CBD Secretariat compiled the gender-responsive language from all agreements in the history of the CBD, Gender Equality and the Convention on Biological Diversity: A Compilation of Decision Text.