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UNRIC Library Backgrounder: Biodiversity


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Selected Statements and Speeches of UN Officials

  • Halt environmentally harmful practices, promote sustainable production patterns, Secretary-General says in International Day for Biological Diversity Message (SG/SM/19588-ENV/DEV/1954-OBV/1882, 21 May 2019): https://www.un.org/press/en/2019/sgsm19588.doc.htm
  • Deputy Secretary-General stresses need to change consumption, production patterns while tackling biodiversity loss, climate change, at Environment Assembly (DSG/SM/1259-ENV/DEV/1929-UNEP/342, 14 March 2019): https://www.un.org/press/en/2019/dsgsm1259.doc.htm
  • Intensify efforts to curb biodiversity loss, build on successes, Secretary-General urges in Message for International Day for Biological Diversity (SG/SM/19046-ENV/DEV/1854-OBV/1791, 21 May 2018): https://www.un.org/press/en/2018/sgsm19046.doc.htm
  • Responsible use of natural resources essential to sustainable development, Secretary-General Stresses in Message on Day for Biological Diversity (SG/SM/17751-ENV/DEV/1670-OBV/1611, 12 May 2016): http://www.un.org/press/en/2016/sgsm17751.doc.htm


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January 2020
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