HTML Document The Convention on Biological Diversity.

This page gives a brief history about the birth of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and also indicates the date on which Ghana ratified the Convention. Some of the milestone the Convention chalked have also been provided.
Release date 25/02/2008
Contributor Eric Okoree

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. Ghana was the 12th of the 157 countries which signed the Convention on Biological Diversity during the the Earth Summit, in June 1992. Subsequently, she has since August 1994, ratified the Convention . 

The objectives of the Convention include:

  • 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, including by appropriate access to genetic resources and by appropriate transfer of relevant technologies, taking into account all rights over those resources and to technologies, and by appropriate funding.

Important Milestones by the Convention:

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