The Biodiversity Convention (CBD), is an international agreement that aims to promote biodiversity conservation, sustainable use of its components and the equitable distribution and equity of benefits derived from genetic resources.

The CBD was adopted on 22 May 1992 and came into operation on 29 December 1993. There are currently 193 parties to the Convention.

Three protocols have been adopted under the Convention:  Cartagena Protocol for Life Security  (COP Strange Meeting, January 2000, Montreal, Canada); Additional Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Protocol on Responsibilities and Amendments to the Cartagena Protocol on Biodiversity Security (Cartagena Protocol COP / MOP 5, October 2010, Nagoya, Japan); and  the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing  (ABS) (COP 10, October 2010, Nagoya).


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