Supporting COP-15 – one of the most important UN Biodiversity Conferences

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is an international legal instrument for biodiversity conservation, ratified by 196 nations worldwide. The UN SCBD’s governing body, the Conference of the Parties (COP), meets every two years to set the course for biodiversity protection. United by the common concern for all biodiversity areas, the COP encourages actions that lead to a sustainable future. Due to the strict pandemic regulations, the UN SCBD had to look for a solution to bring world leaders together in a hybrid format.

Event date:

Oct 11-15, 2021


Kunming, China

Type of event:


Interactio product:

Hybrid events

Client testimonial


“Our Global leaders had a smooth and secure experience with availability to communicate by video and audio between online and on-site participants. Interactio ensured that all participants and online and on-site interpreters were able to attend with no interruptions. Thank you, Interactio team, for your professional work and our event facilitation.”

Nader Ibrahim, UN SCBD Conference Services representative

About the event

COP-15, Part one of the UN Biodiversity Conference, set out to unite 2918 on-site and 2478 online participants during five days and hold 23 hybrid meetings across 8 conference rooms, restreaming them to an external YouTube audience across the globe. The objective of connecting global leaders in a hybrid format came with high stakes – a secure and reliable video-meeting environment, precise interpretation, and user-friendly engaging experience for all multilingual participants.

This event in numbers








technical issues

5 days

Event length

Most loved Interactio features

Most loved Interactio features by UN SCBD


To ensure the COP-15 cybersecurity, we used SAML technology for user authentication, maximizing the security of the event.


To ensure the COP-15 cybersecurity, we used SAML technology for user authentication, maximizing the security of the event.

Interpreter console

UN SCBD interpreters highlighted an intuitive and easy-to-use interpreter console inspired by the best traditional interpretation equipment. 

Social media streaming

We successfully streamed the Conference to a YouTube channel for an external audience in 6 languages reaching thousands of viewers.

Audio recordings

UN SCBD received audio recordings of the 5-day event in 2 languages to facilitate the preparation for the second part of the UN Biodiversity Conference. 

This event’s security was assured by:

Karolis Aulosevičius

DPO at InteractioInternational

“The Compliance and Security team's mission is to ensure that we provide secure and reliable service to every single customer in the whole world. We do that with passion and appreciation.”

Karolis Aulosevičius – DPO at Interactio

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