Thursday, May 22, 2008

On May 22

On this day in ...
... 2003 (5 years ago today), as noted in the post above, U.N. Security Council Resolution 1483 was issued. Ending 13 years of sanctions in Iraq, the resolution gave the United States and Britain a mandate to rule in that country.
... 2008 (today), is marked the International Day for Biodiversity. To further "the target of substantially reducing the loss of biodiversity and adopting an international regime on access to genetic resources and the equitable sharing of the benefits from their utilization," the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (logo at left) is midway through its annual meeting, this year in Bonn, Germany. The Convention has 191 parties; the United States is not among them.

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