India assumes presidency of CMS COP13

Published: February 17, 2020

The Thirteenth Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) commenced in the Indian city of Gandhi Nagar on February 17, 2020. India assumed presidency of UN body on Migratory Species (CMS) for the next three years. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the COP-13 through video conference.

This year is said to be the Super Year for Environment, as this year includes this CMS summit, a UN Summit in the month of September and end with the UN Biodiversity Conference, during which the ‘Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework’ is to be adopted.

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