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The Rio Conventions Pavilion is a platform for raising awareness and sharing information about the latest practices and scientific findings on the co-benefits that can be realized through implementation of the three Rio Conventions.

The Pavilion is a collaborative effort between the Secretariats of the three Rio Conventions and the Global Environment Facility, in addition to a growing list of other global and local partners.

Launched during the International Year of Biodiversity in 2010, the Rio Conventions Pavilion convened at the margins of the CBD Conference of the Parties (CBD COP10) in Nagoya, Japan. The Pavilion has since convened at the UNFCCC COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico, UNCCD COP 10 in Changwon, Republic of Korea, UNFCCC COP 17 in Durban, South Africa, UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil in 2012 (Rio +20 Earth Summit), and at CBD COP11 in Hyderabad, India. The next Pavilion programme will take place at UNCCD COP11 in Windhoek, Namibia.

Through highlighting a number of themes and cross-cutting issues relevant to the three Rio Conventions, and their common objective to support sustainable development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Pavilion will enable the identification of synergies and co-benefits for the implementation of the three Rio Conventions.