38th Meeting of the Ramsar Standing Committee

15/10/2007

CONVENTION ON WETLANDS (Ramsar, Iran, 1971)
38th Meeting of the Standing Committee
Changwon, Republic of Korea, 27 October 2008
Agenda item 3

DOC. SC38-3

COP10 Provisional Agenda, Rev. 2
(COP10 DOC. 1, rev. 2)

IOpening of the Meeting
IIGeneral Statements
IIIAdoption of the Agenda
IVAdoption of the Rules of Procedure
VElection of the President and Vice-Presidents and remarks by the President
VIAppointment of the Credentials Committee and any other committees
VIIAdmission of Observers
VIIIReport of the Chairperson of the Standing Committee
IXReport by a representative of the World Wetland NGOs Conference
XReport of the Chairperson of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP)
XIReport of the Secretary General and overview of the implementation of the Convention at the global level
XIIIssues arising from Resolutions and Recommendations of previous meetings of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
XIIIThe draft Strategic Plan 2009-2014: introduction & first discussion
XIVFinancial report and proposed budget for the triennium 2009-2011
XVConsideration of the draft Resolutions and Recommendations submitted by Contracting Parties and the Standing Committee
XVIReport of the Credentials Committee
XVIIReport on the discussions, conclusions and recommendations in the preceding sessions
XVIIIAdoption of Resolutions and Recommendations
XIXElection of the Contracting Parties for the Standing Committee
XXDate and venue of the next Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
XXIAny other business
XXIIAdoption of the report of the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
XXIIIClose of the meeting

Monday, 27 October 2008

08:30 - 18:00 Registration of delegates
10:00 - 18:00 38th Meeting of the Standing Committee (thenceforward the Conference Committee)

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

08:00 - 17:00 Registration (continued)
09:00 - 12:00 Regional meetings for Africa, Americas, Asia, and Europe regions
13:00 - 16:00 Americas regional meeting (continued), Oceania regional meeting, MedWet Committee meeting

17:00 - 19:00 Opening ceremony and welcoming statements (includes Agenda items I and II and presentation of Ramsar Awards)

19:00 - 21:30 Welcome reception

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

08:00 - 18:00 Registration (continued)
08:45 - 09:45 Meeting of the Conference Committee

10:00 - 13:00 Plenary Session

III - Adoption of the agenda
IV - Adoption of the Rules of Procedure
V - Election of the President and Vice-Presidents; Remarks by the President
VI - Appointment of the Credentials Committee and any other committees
VII - Admission of Observers
VIII - Report of the Chairperson of the Standing Committee

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch break

13:15 - 14:45 International Organization Partners (IOPs) Supporting Event: "Climate change policies and wetland conservation: conflicts and synergies"

15:00 - 17:30 Plenary Session

IX - Report by a representative of the World Wetland NGOs Conference

X - Report of the Chairperson of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP)

XI- Report of the Secretary General and overview of the implementation of the Convention at the global level

XII - Issues arising from Resolutions and Recommendations of previous meetings of the Conference of the Contracting Parties

17:30 - 18:00 Special presentation on wetland conservation and sustainable use in the Republic of Korea

Followed by Host Country reception

Thursday, 30 October 2008

08:30 - 18:00 Registration (continues each day until 4 November)
08:45 - 09:45 Meeting of the Conference Committee

10:00 - 13:00 Plenary Session

XIII - The Convention's draft Strategic Plan 2009-2014: introduction and first general discussion

XIV - Financial report by the Chairperson of the Subgroup on Finance of the Standing Committee and proposed budget for the triennium 2009-2011

XV - Consideration of the draft Resolutions and Recommendations submitted by Contracting Parties and the Standing Committee

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch break

13:15 - 14:45 International Organization Partners (IOPs) Supporting Event: "Biofuels, agriculture and wetlands"

15:00 - 17:45 Regional Meetings to prepare and caucus views for the upcoming sessions

Friday, 31 October 2008

08:45 - 09:45 Meeting of the Conference Committee

10:00 - 10:30 Special Presentation: Human health and wetlands interactions -- issues for healthy wetlands and healthy people in the future

10:30 - 13:00 Plenary Session (continuation from the previous day)

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch break

15:00 - 18:00 Plenary Session (continuation from the morning)

Saturday, 1 November 2008

08:45 - 09:45 Meeting of the Conference Committee

10:00 - 10:30 Special Presentation: Climate change, water and wetlands -- managing for change

10:30 - 13:00 Plenary Session (continuation from the previous day)

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch break

15:00 - 15:30 Special Presentation: Integrated water management - prospects and challenges for the next decade

15:30 - 18:00 Plenary Session (continuation from the morning)

18:30 - 20:00 Regional meetings to agree on recommendations to the Plenary Session on Contracting Parties to be elected to serve on the Standing Committee

Sunday, 2 November 2008

08:45 - 09:45 Meeting of the Conference Committee (if necessary)

NOTE: all work on the draft resolutions must be finalised by 13:00 to allow for preparation of materials in a timely manner.

Field visits organized by the Republic of Korea

Monday, 3 November 2008

08:45 - 09:45 Meeting of the Conference Committee

10:00 - 13:00 Plenary Session

XVI - Report of the Credentials Committee

XVII - Report on the discussions, conclusions and recommendations in the preceding sessions

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch break

15:00 - 18:00 Plenary Session

XVII - Report on the discussions, conclusions and recommendations in the preceding sessions (continued)

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

08:45 - 09:45 Meeting of the Conference Committee

10:00 - 13:00 Plenary Session

XVIII - Adoption of Conference Resolutions and Recommendations

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch break

15:00 - 18:00 Plenary Session

XIX - Election of the Contracting Parties for the Standing Committee

XX - Date and venue of the next Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties

XXI - Any other business

XXII - Adoption of the report of the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties

XXIII - Close of the meeting

18:30 - 19:30 39th Meeting of the Standing Committee

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