38th Meeting of the Ramsar Standing Committee


38th Meeting of the Standing Committee
Changwon, Republic of Korea, 27 October 2008

Agenda item 2

DOC. SC38-1

Draft Agenda

Venue: CECO Conference Centre, Changwon, Republic of Korea (COP10 venue) – Grand Conference Room

Important Note: Participants are advised to arrive at the venue with sufficient time for registration before the meeting. Badges will be a requirement for gaining access to the building. Please also note that a passport or other appropriate identification document with photograph will be required for registration.

The Registration Desk will be open from 08:30 to 18:00 h on Monday, 27 October.

10:00 –  13:00

1.     Welcoming remarks by the Standing Committee Chair and the host country

2.     Report on the arrangements for COP10 by the Secretary General and the host country

3.     General review of the Ramsar COP10 Provisional Agenda (DOC. SC38-3)

4.     COP10 Rules ofProcedure (DOC. SC38-4)

5.     Nomination of COP10 President and Vice-Presidents

6.     Appointment of the Credentials Committee (DOC. SC38-5)

7.     Establishment of COP10 Committees

7.1     Committee on Finance and Budget

13:00 – 14:00  Lunch break

14:00 – 18:00

8.     Establishment of contact groups

9.     Issues arising from previous COP Resolutions and Recommendations

9.1     COP9 draft Resolution 6 on Transboundary Ramsar Sites (DOC. SC38-6)

9.2    The legal status of the Secretariat

10.     Consideration of draft COP10 Resolution on “The Changwon Declaration” (DOC. SC38-7)

11.     COP10 Opening ceremony and social functions

12.     Conference Committee

13.     Approval of Small Grants Fund 2008 projects (DOC. SC38-8)

14.     Agenda for the 39th meeting of the Standing Committee

15.     Any other business

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