NATIONAL COORDINATION CENTRE ON ACCESS TO GENETIC RESOURCES AND BENEFIT-SHARING

Checkpoint for monitoring the utilization of genetic resources of the Republic of Belarus
15 May 2020

This year the celebration is held under the theme
“Our solutions are in nature”.

While in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic the global community revises the relationship of mankind with nature, it becomes clear that despite all our technological achievements, people are completely dependent on healthy and dynamic ecosystems necessary for our health, water, food products, medicine, clothing, fuel, housing and energy.

This year’s theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity underlines the importance of teamwork at all levels to build a future life in harmony with nature, and 2020 has become a year of reflection, opportunity and decision-making.

It is high time to think about global action to enhance the resilience of nations and communities.

2020 is also a year when the world can demonstrate a decisive will to the adaptation, as well as the adoption in 2021 of the reliable and ambitious post-2020 Global Biodiversity Strategy that will reduce biodiversity loss for the benefit of all life on Earth. Under the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Biodiversity Week has been announced, where every day is devoted to a particular theme, and UN will hold a high-level virtual discussion on May 22, 2020 as part of the International Day for Biological Diversity.

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