Signing and Ratification of the CBD
Signing of International Conventions and agreement is a sign of Governments committment and willingness to cooperate with other countries and international organisations in sustainably managing the scarce global resources.
|Geographical coverage||Global, Rio de Janeiro, Zambia,|
|Keywords||Signing, ratification, party to covention, CBD|
The Convention was opened for signature at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992. It entered into force on 29th December, 1993 and currently has 188 members.
The three (3) main objectives of the CBD are:
- The conservation of biological diversity;
- The sustainable use of its components, and;
- The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the
utilization of genetic resources.
In line with Article 33. of the Convention, Zambia appended her signature to the Convention on 11th June, 1992.
The Convention was subsequently ratified on 28th May, 1993 in line with Article 34. of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
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