Supporting UN Biodiversity meetings for Convention on Biological Diversity

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a multilateral treaty aimed at protecting nature worldwide. CBD is driven by three goals, uniting 196 nationals globally:

  • Conservation of biological diversity
  • Sustainable use of Earth’s natural resources
  • Equitable and fair sharing of the natural resources

In March 2022, CBD came together to resume its meetings, continuing to work for the benefit of nature and humanity worldwide. While some participants could participate in person, some attendees needed to connect remotely.

Event date:

March 14-29, 2022

Location:

The International Conference Center Geneva

Type of event:

Hybrid

Interactio product:

Interactio full solution

Client testimonial

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"We concluded 17 days of Open-Ended meetings – our first fully-fledged hybrid event in 6 UN languages. Online viewers, speakers, and on-site participants were able to exchange discussions and negotiations. Interactio technicians serviced the meeting on-site, which facilitated our AV team’s work. We are grateful to Interactio’s dedication and excellent customer service."

Nader Ibrahim, UN SCBD Conference Services representative

About the event

From the 14th to 29th of March, the world came together in Geneva for the resumed UN Biodiversity meetings. The event aimed at discussing and finding solutions for the current issues regarding nature and humanity. The meetings were held live at the International Conference Center Geneva – the biggest conference center in Geneva and a hub of the most important institutional meetings. However, not everybody was able to join the meeting on-site, urging for a hybrid solution.

CBD looked for a platform that could support on-site meetings and enable more than 500 participants to engage remotely. In addition to the Plenary Sessions, which had to be streamed on YouTube into all six UN official languages, over 150 separate meetings were held individually in a hybrid manner.

This event in numbers

500+

Participants

6

Languages

31

Interpreters

0

Unresolved
technical issues

15 days

Event length

We used these Interactio services

Most loved Interactio features by UNCBD

Interactio full solution

UNCBD used the Interactio full solution, enjoying a multilingual experience using just one software. Listening to interpretation and engaging in discussions – all in one place! 

Interactio full solution

UNCBD used the Interactio full solution, enjoying a multilingual experience using just one software. Listening to interpretation and engaging in discussions – all in one place! 

Participant console

Remote attendees could view the event and listen to interpretation while participating and engaging in discussions just like the audience on-site. From another side of the world!

Audio and video recordings

The Interactio team provided audio and video recordings for all of the Plenary Sessions and over 150 individual meetings. 

SAML authentication

To ensure the event’s privacy, our team used SAML technology for user authentication, maximizing the security of the event.

This event’s security was assured by:

Karolis Aulosevičius

DPO at InteractioInternational

karolis@interactio.io

“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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