25th Meeting of the Ramsar Standing Committee

25th Meeting of the Ramsar Standing Committee
Gland, Switzerland, 23 - 27 October 2000
Agenda item 20

DOC. SC25-19

Draft Ramsar Bureau Work Plan 2000

Action requested: The Standing Committee is requested to review the attached draft Work Plan 2001, make amendments as appropriate, and approve the Work Plan.

[See also DOC. SC25-19 Addendum.]

General introduction

1. The Ramsar Bureau Work Plan includes two sections: Section I contains the Bureau Global and Regional Policy and Technical Work Plan, and Section II the General Administration Work Plan.

2. The presentation of the Bureau Global and Regional Policy and Technical Work Plan for 2001 has been changed from the format presented to the Standing Committee for previous years’ Work Plans. Rather than presenting separate plans for the Global work and for the work of each of the Regional Teams, including the Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative (MedWet), the 2001 Work Plan presents all the components of the Bureau work in a single tabulation under each of the relevant Actions of the 2000-2002 Convention Work Plan approved by Ramsar COP7.

3. It is anticipated that this form of presentation will facilitate understanding of the respective roles and activities of the Global and Regional Teams in the overall delivery of the Work Plan, and indicate where proposed priorities and actions differ between Regional Teams. A summary of the issues and priorities for global action and for each region sets the context for the proposed actions under each General and Operational Objective.

Draft Ramsar Bureau Work Plan 2001
Based on the Convention’s Work Plan 2000-2002
adopted by Ramsar COP Resolution VII.27

See the final version of the Work Plan 2001 as adopted by Standing Committee Decision SC25-18

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