Joint series of events by GTZ and partners on biological diversity
at United Nations in New York
Photo Exhibit at UN headquarter and high-level panel discussion in the
Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nation
The BIODIV project of the German Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit
(GTZ) in cooperation with national and international partners called attention
on the topic of biological diversity and its conservation.
22nd April to 7th June 2004 the GEO-photo exhibit "Focus on Nature"
and the exhibition "People - Forests - Development" at UN headquarters
in New York presented more than a hundred pictures of thirty three prominent
photographers. The photos show the beauty of global biological diversity,
its threat and activities for its conservation. The exhibition was inaugurated
on the occasion of this year's "Earth Day" on the 22nd April
at the UN headquarters, among others in the presence of the Minister of
State at the German Federal Foreign Office Kerstin Müller, Zéphirin
Diabré (Associate Administrator and Under-Secretary-General of
UNDP) as well as Ruth Eichhorn, Chief-Editor of GEO-magazine.
On the occasion of this year's celebrations on UN-Day on Biological Diversity
GTZ and the Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
(BMZ) took a share together with the Development Program of the United
Nation (UNDP) and other partners on the organisation of a high-level panel
discussion. The event to which the Permanent Mission of Germany at the
UN had invited on 19th May was hosted in the Permanent Mission's premises
under the topic "Learning from Community Action: Biodiversity and
the Millennium Development Goals".
addresses, exhibition opening 22 April 2004
of exhibition opening event 22 April 2004
speeches, panel discussion 19 May 2004
of panel discussion 19 May 2004