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Summit on Biodiversity at the level of Heads of State and Government

New York, United States of America
Tuesday , September 22, 2020 - Wednesday , September 23, 2020

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Location New York, United States of America

The General Assembly decided that the Summit on Biodiversity at the level of Heads of State and Government, to be convened by the President of the General Assembly, shall be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on the first day of the general debate of the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session, that is 22 September 2020, from 3 to 6 p.m., and on the second day of the general debate, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Summit on Biodiversity will be convened under the theme “Urgent Action on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development” and will consist of an opening segment, a plenary segment for general discussion, two Leaders’ Dialogues and a closing segment. The Leaders’ Dialogues will be held under the following themes: “Addressing biodiversity loss and mainstreaming biodiversity for sustainable development” (Dialogue 1) and “Harnessing science, technology and innovation, capacity-building, access and benefitsharing, financing and partnerships for biodiversity” (Dialogue 2). Further details concerning the scope, modalities, format and organization of the Summit are outlined in paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of the Resolution.