Diplomatic notification 1999/4, Attachment 3: Composition of the Standing Committee


Notification 1999/4

Attachment 3

Composition of the Standing Committee of the Convention on Wetlands

for the period between the closure of Ramsar COP7 on 18 May 1999 and the closure of Ramsar COP8 to be held in 2002

Note: According to Resolution VII.1, the representation of each region is proportional to the number of Contracting Parties in that region.

Chair: Mr. Stephen Hunter, Head, Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia

Vice Chair: Mr. Paul Mafabi, Manager, National Wetlands Programme, Ministry of Water, Lands and Environment, Uganda

Voting Members:

Africa Algeria, Togo, and Uganda
Asia India and Japan
Europe Armenia, France, Norway, and the Slovak Republic
Neotropics Argentina and Trinidad and Tobago
North America Mexico
Oceania Australia
Host of COP7 (1999) Costa Rica
Host of COP8 (2002) Spain

Composition of the Subgroup on Finance of the Standing Committee:

Algeria, Argentina, Armenia (Chair), Japan and Mexico.

Permanent Observers:

The Netherlands and Switzerland

Regular Observer:

The Chairperson of the Convention’s Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP)

International Organization Partners (Resolution VII.3) invited as Observers:

BirdLife International
IUCN, the World Conservation Union
Wetlands International
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

 Attachment 3 to Diplomatic Note 1999/4 of 28 June 1999

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