Notification 2012/2: 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971)

27/11/2012

The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) presents its compliments to the Permanent Mission of ----- and has the honour to refer to the following:

The Ramsar Secretariat is pleased to announce that preregistration is now open for the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties, to be held in the Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest, Romania from 6 - 13 July 2012. Access to online preregistration and other practical information are available on the Ramsar Convention Web site at: http://www.ramsar.org/cop11

The password required for online preregistration is "pelicanus".

Please note that the 44th Meeting of the Standing Committee (SC44) will take place on 4 July, Regional meetings on 5 and 6 July and the Opening Ceremony on the afternoon of 6 July.

Concerning the composition of each Contracting Party delegation to Ramsar COP11, the Ramsar Secretariat respectfully urges Parties to finalize delegations and complete preregistration formalities very promptly and, where a visa will be needed for delegates to enter Romania or a transit visa, by 31 May 2012 at the latest. Contracting Parties are requested to designate a Head of Delegation and any additional members of the delegation.

Any Contracting Party wishing to be considered for financial support for one or more delegates should preregister their delegation no later than 15 May. Financial support cannot be considered for delegates preregistering after this date.

Credentials: The Secretariat reminds all Parties of the importance of bringing original credentials to the Conference and presenting them upon registration. Detailed information about credentials is contained in the Rules of Procedure of the Conference of the Parties (COP11 DOC.2) which will be available by 5 April.

The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands respectfully requests that the content of the present Note be communicated to the competent national authorities and avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Permanent Mission of ----- the assurance of its highest consideration.

Gland, Switzerland, 15 March 2012

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