On 22 May 2018, 196 country Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and non-Parties to the Convention, but actively participating in its activities, celebrate the 25th anniversary of its entry into force.
The 25th anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the Convention, to communicate to the world the importance of biodiversity, and also to urge strengthened efforts to achieve the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and related commitments including the Sustainable Development Goals. The Secretariat invites Parties to the Convention to participate in the 25th anniversary by organizing and hosting local celebrations on 22 May 2018, the International Day for Biodiversity.
The Republic of Belarus will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Convention on Biological Diversity with opening and holding of a workshop “25th Anniversary of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Protocols to the Convention as instruments to implement its goals” in the National Park “Narochansky”. The workshop is organized within the framework of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project “Strengthening of human resources, legal frameworks and institutional capacities to implement the Nagoya Protocol in the Republic of Belarus” of March 30, 2018 No. 2/18/000874.