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May 10

IIFB-SBSTTA 20- Agenda Item 3- Scientific Review of the Strategic Plan

INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FORUM ON BIODIVERSITY

STATEMENT ON AGENDA ITEM 3

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Scientific review of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and related programmes of work and the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Esteemed Chairperson of the Meeting,and Distinguished Delegates of SBSTTA 20

This statement is made on behalf of the International Indigenous Forum On Biodiversity (IIFB).

As noted, the document UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA20/2 has focused its consideration on progress in the implementation of Target 11 on protected areas, and had not yet fully considered how the scientific review of the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and related programmes of work will be carried out.

In this statement, IIFB wishes to put forward specific recommendations on Target 11 and will review the Agenda items under SBSTTA20 and SBI1 to identify where to forward specific recommendations with respect to the scientific review of the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity with a focus on Aichi Target 18.

VII.      Suggested RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. Invites Parties:

ADD: “(c)bis To ensure, including through participatory community mapping and clarification of community protocols, that all new or expanded protected and conserved areas do not encroach into or overlap with indigenous peoples’ and community conserved territories and areas, sacred sites or indigenous peoples’ customary territories without the full and effective participation and free, prior and informed consent of the indigenous peoples and local communities.”

  1. Invites relevant partners, indigenous peoples and local communities regional agencies, bilateral and multilateral funding agencies, in collaboration with the Executive Secretary:
  • To develop further guidance on:

ADD (iii)(bis)  Equitable governance and management, taking into account work being undertaken under Article 8(j) on the implementation of priority task 3 (on customary sustainable use and protected areas) under the Plan of Action on Customary Sustainable Use;

IIFB requests Parties to consider these recommendations in the SBSTTA20 proposals on this matter.