Cambodian Senior Official Attends Ministerial High-Level Segment of COP in Mexico

A Cambodia delegation attended the High-Level Segment (HLS) of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Conference of the Parties (COP 13) held in Cancun, Mexico late last week.

The delegation was led by H.E. Ms. Chan Somaly, Deputy Secretary General of the National Council for Sustainable Development, according to the Ministry of Environment's news release.

This international meeting took place at the parallel to the CBD COP 13 Business and Biodiversity Forum under the theme of Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Opportunities for Business.

This is the first time in the history of the COP that the HLS took place before the start of the conference itself. It is also the first time ministers from other sectors related to the environment (agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and tourism) participated in the HLS.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press