The Brisbane Proceedings -- now available!

29/01/1997

(29/1/97)


The Proceedings of the 6th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties, Brisbane, Australia, March 1996, are finally ready in complete sets. Planned for publication in 12 separate brochures ultimately to be collected in special ringbinders, the first five volumes were distributed in July 1996. The remaining seven volumes have now been published, and complete sets are being posted to the embassies and administrative authorities of the Contracting Parties, the Observer States, and the principal NGOs present at the meeting.

The complete sets are available for purchase from ---

The IUCN Publications Unit, 219c Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0DL, United Kingdom (Tel +44 1223 277894, Fax +41 1223 277175, e-mail: info@books.iucn.org)


The individual brochures are available free of charge, while supplies last, directly from the Bureau. They are:

Volume 1/12: The Ramsar 25th anniversary statement. 3 pages. English, French, and Spanish versions.

Volume 2/12: The Brisbane NGO pledge of support for the Ramsar Convention. 2 pages. English, French, and Spanish versions.

Volume 3/12: Wetlands International pledge of commitment. 2 pages. English, French, and Spanish versions.

Volume 4/12: Resolutions and Recommendations adopted by the 6th COP. 71 pages. English, French, and Spanish versions. The texts are also available on this web site.

Volume 5/12: The Strategic Plan 1997-2002. 26 pages. English, French, and Spanish versions. The text is also available on this web site.

Volume 6/12: The Ramsar Bureau work programme 1997-1999. 22 pages. English, French, and Spanish versions.

Volume 7/12: The Conference Report. 84 pages. English, French, and Spanish versions. Minutes of the six plenary sessions, report of the Credentials Committee, admission of observers, the Regional Representatives' oral introductions to the regional overviews, lists of documents distributed before and at the meeting.

Volume 8/12: Addresses at the Opening Session and Gala Celebration. 45 pages. English, French, and Spanish versions. Content-filled speeches by Australian dignitaries, partner organizations, the Secretary General, etc. -- informative, and inspiring into the bargain.

Volume 9/12: Themes for the Future: special interventions. 28 pages. In original language only (i.e., English). Six presentations made by invited experts during the plenary sessions on key issues: toxics in wetlands, coastal zones, peatlands, water management, education and public awareness, MedWet.

Volume 10A/12: Technical Sessions A and C. 90 pages. Minutes of the sessions and abstracts of the presentations in English, French, and Spanish, texts of the presentations in their original languages only. Session A: Wise use of wetlands, Session C: Interactions with the CBD, World Bank, and GEF.

Volume 10B/12: Technical Sessions B and D. 94 pages. Minutes of the sessions and abstracts of the presentations in English, French, and Spanish, texts of the presentations in their original languages only. Session B: Guidelines on ecological character, Session D: Guidelines on management planning.

Volume 10C/12: Technical Sessions E and F. 98 pages. Minutes of the sessions and abstracts of the presentationss in English, French, and Spanish, texts of the presentations in their original languages only. Session E: Criteria for identifying wetlands of international importance, Session F: Community-based wetland management.

Volume 11/12: Oceania Day -- paradise under pressure: conservation and wise use of coastal wetlands. 38 pages. Texts of the seven presentations, in original language only (i.e., English).

Volume 12/12: List of Participants. 64 pages. Delegates of the CPs and Observers States, national and international NGOs, invited experts, individual observers, in fine--everybody. Language doesn't matter. Printed off a conference management software package by Events Ltd of Australia, donated to the Convention by the Australian Nature Conservation Agency.


The first five volumes were edited by Bureau staff, laid out by L'IV Communications of Morges, Switzerland, and printed by Arts Graphiques Favre and Winteregg of Echandens, Switzerland. The remaining seven volumes were both edited and laid out by Bureau staff, in a style consistent with the first five, and printed by Imprimerie Dupuis of Le Brassus, Switzerland. All volumes enjoyed the generous financial support of the (then-called) Australian Nature Conservation Agency.


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