15-18 September 2020 virtual
CBD Special Virtual Sessions in Preparation for SBSTTA-24 and SBI-3

Due to the scheduling delays for SBSTTA-24 and SBI-3 related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a week of virtual sessions is being organized to facilitate preparations for the meetings of the subsidiary bodies to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

The sessions will also seek to help maintain momentum ahead of the UN Summit on Biodiversity and towards the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15).

The virtual events will include:

  • Launch of the fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (Special Session of SBSTTA), 15 September;
  • Testing of a Party-Led Review Process, through an Open-Ended Forum (Special Session of SBI), 16 and 17 September;
  • Strategy for Resource Mobilization (Special session of SBI), 17 September; and 
  • Preparation of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (Special Joint Session of SBSTTA and SBI), 18 September.

The sessions will be held on each of the four days from 7:00 am to 9:00 am, Montreal Time, and will provide opportunities for the presentation of information and for statements by Parties and observers. No decisions or formal recommendations will be made at the special sessions. Interpretation will be provided in all UN languages.

dates: 15-18 September 2020
location: virtual
www: https://www.cbd.int/conferences/sbstta24-sbi3-prep