Signed by 150 government leaders at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the Convention on Biological Diversity is dedicated to promoting sustainable development. Conceived as a practical tool for translating the principles of Agenda 21 into reality, the Convention recognizes that biological diversity is about more than plants, animals and micro organisms and their ecosystems – it is about people and our need for food security, medicines, fresh air and water, shelter, and a clean and healthy environment in which to live



Founding Date
May 1992



Country: Canada

City & State: Montreal,  Quebec


  • Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
  • 413 Rue Saint-Jacques suite 620

ZIP Code: H2Y 1N9