The United Nations regional commissions are organizing a high-level event during the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15). This event is coordinated by the Economic Commission for Europe.
The event highlights the role of regional cooperation in achieving biodiversity-related goals. A joint statement is being presented by the five regional commissions on their commitment to supporting member States and to enhance regional efforts to accelerate the implementation of these goals. The executive secretaries of the commissions are presenting the key challenges to biodiversity conservation in their regions and sharing their visions on how to address these challenges.
Interventions by ministers and governmental representatives are reflecting on the role of the regional commissions in facilitating regional cooperation and coordination on biodiversity conservation.