The Ramsar Bulletin Board, 9 September 1999

Ramsar at the COPs. With a new season of Conferences of the Parties almost upon us, Ramsar staff have been busily penciling in the calendar.  As a warm-up, Deputy Secretary General Bill Phillips will attend the BirdLife International World Conference in Malaysia, 13-17 October 1999. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will hold its 5th COP in Bonn, 25 October to 5 November, and the present plan is for Dr Phillips to attend the first week of that one, with Secretary General Delmar Blasco taking over for the second week. Regional Coordinator Anada Tiéga will participate in the Convention on Migratory Species' COP in Cape Town, South Africa, 10 to 16 November 1999, and Mr Blasco will attend the Convention to Combat Desertification's COP in Brazil, 15-26 November, then rush back to the Bureau for the 24th meeting of the Ramsar Standing Committee. [22/8/99]

 Progress report on the implementation of Ramsar's Joint Work Plan with the Convention on Biological Diversity (E, F, S). [26/8/99]

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