Ramsar Standing Committee meets in preparation for the Contracting Parties Meeting, 6-10 June, Gland, Switzerland

The Standing Committee to the Ramsar Convention met between 6-10 June, to prepare and consider draft resolutions in anticipation of the Ninth Meeting of the Contracting Parties, to be held in Kampala, Uganda, 8-15 November 2005. Currently chaired by Ms Gordana Beltram, Slovenia, the Committee decided, among others, to recommend endorsement a number of new regional initiatives to the next Meeting of the Ramsar Contracting Parties.  Initiatives to be proposed to CoP9 cover the areas of the Central Americas, Oceania as well as the Caribbean and African Pacific group of countries.

Concerning financial matters related to the operation of MedWet and regional initiatives in general, the Committee agreed o­n a floor minimum contribution to be established towards all initiatives. Further, the Committee welcomed the expression of interest by the government of Greece to continue hosting the MedWet Coordination Unit.

Updated on 7/11/2005 4:32:02 PM.