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International Year of Biodiversity × COP10

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What is COP10?

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COP(Conference of the Parties) is a conference which gathers the signatory countries of an international agreement.
The 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity will be held in Nagoya in Japan?s Aichi Prefecture in October 2010.This convention was concluded for the purpose of protecting a diverse range of living creatures and their environments, and so that we can continue to receive their benefits in the future.


October 11 (Monday (public holiday)) - 29 (Friday), 2010
5th meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP MOP/5) : October 11 (Monday) - 15 (Friday)
10th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) : October 18 (Monday) - 29 (Friday)
The high-level ministerial segment : October 27 (Wednesday) - 29 (Friday) during COP


Site : Nagoya Congress Center (Atsuta Ward, Nagoya City)
Related event venues: Shirotori area, Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park (Morikoro Park), Sakae area

Sponsoring organization

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (Montreal, Canada)
*The host country (government of Japan) is serving as the president.


Approx. 8,000 (government staff of various nations, UN staff, NGO, others)

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  • http://www.cop10.go.jp/