The 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties

13/10/2005


"Wetlands and water: supporting life, sustaining livelihoods"
9th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971)
Kampala, Uganda, 8-15 November 2005

Ramsar COP9 DOC. 30

Draft Resolutions and related Information Papers for consideration under each COP9 Agenda item

This tabulation has been prepared by the Secretariat in order to assist Contracting Parties and other delegates in identifying which draft Resolutions and Information Papers will be considered under, or are relevant to, each COP9 Agenda item.

Notes.
COP9 DOC9 - DOC13 (Regional implementation overviews) will be considered at the Regional meetings, and COP9 DOC 8 (Report of the MedWet Coordination Unit) at the 7th meeting of the Mediterranean Wetlands Committee, on Tuesday 8 November. The regional overview of implementation for Oceania has not yet been prepared owing to the receipt of insufficient COP9 National Reports from that region for analysis.

Agenda item

Draft Resolutions (COP9 DRs)

Information Papers (COP9 DOCs)

I        Opening of the Meeting

 

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II       General Statements

 

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III      Adoption of the Agenda

 

COP9 DOC. 1, Rev. 2 Provisional Agenda and Programme

IV      Adoption of the Rules of Procedure

 

COP9 DOC. 2 Rules of Procedure for meetings of the Conference of the Contracting Parties

V       Election of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons and remarks by the Chairperson

 

COP9 DOC. 2 Rules of Procedure for meetings of the Conference of the Contracting Parties

VI      Appointment of the Credentials Committee and any other committees

 

COP9 DOC. 2 Rules of Procedure for meetings of the Conference of the Contracting Parties

VII     Admission of Observers

 

COP9 DOC. 30 Admission of Observers [to be tabled]

VIII   Report of the Chairperson of the Standing Committee

 

COP9 DOC. 3 Report of the Chairperson of the Standing Committee

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

COP9 DR1 Additional scientific and technical guidance for implementing the Ramsar wise use concept

COP9 DOC. 4 Report of the Chair of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP)

 

COP9 DR1 Annex A  A Conceptual Framework for the wise use of wetlands and the maintenance of their ecological character

COP9 DOC. 16 Rationale for proposals for A Conceptual Framework for the wise use of wetlands and the updating of wise use and ecological character definitions

 

COP9 DR1 Annex B Revised Strategic Framework and guidelines for the future development of the List of Wetlands of International Importance

COP9 DOC. 17 Rationale for the proposed changes to the Strategic Framework and guidelines for the selection of Ramsar sites.

COP9 DOC. 22 Enhancing the information on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar sites): the role of the Ramsar Sites Information Service

 

COP9 DR1 Annex C An Integrated Framework for the Ramsar Convention’s water-related guidance

Annex Ci. River basin management: additional guidance and framework for analysis of case studies

Annex Cii. Guidelines for the management of groundwater to maintain wetland ecological character

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COP9 DR1 Annex D Ecological ‘outcome–oriented’ indicators for assessing the implementation effectiveness of the Ramsar Convention

COP9 DOC. 18 Background, rationale, and fact sheets for ecological “outcome-oriented” indicators for assessing the implementation effectiveness of the Ramsar Convention

 

COP9 DR1 Annex E An Integrated Framework for wetland inventory, assessment and monitoring

Annex Ei. Guidelines for the rapid assessment of inland, coastal and marine wetland biodiversity

COP9 DOC. 24 Assessment tools contained within the Integrated Framework for Wetland Inventory, Assessment and Monitoring (IF-WIAM)

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

 

COP9 DOC. 5 Report of the Secretary General on the implementation of the Convention at the global level

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

 

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XII     The Convention Strategic Plan 2003-2008: a review of progress

 

COP9 DOC. 5 Report of the Secretary General on the implementation of the Convention at the global level

XIII   The Convention’s Work Plan 2006-2008

COP9 DR9 Framework for the implementation of the Convention’s Strategic Plan 2003-2008 in the 2006-2008 period

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XIV   Financial report and proposed budget for the triennium 2006-2008

COP9 DR13 Financial and budgetary matters

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

COP9 DR2 Future implementation of scientific and technical aspects of the Convention

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COP9 DR3 Engagement of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in ongoing multilateral processes dealing with water

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COP9 DR4 The Ramsar Convention and the conservation and sustainable use of fish resources

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COP9 DR5 Synergies with other Conventions: Collaboration on and harmonization of national reporting

COP9 DOC. 23 Options for enhanced cooperation among the biodiversity-related conventions

COP9 DOC. 29 A review of the national reporting systems of the five global biodiversity-related conventions

 

COP9 DR6 Designation and management of transnational Ramsar sites

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COP9 DR7 Guidance for addressing Ramsar sites which no longer meet the Criteria for designation

COP9 DOC. 15 Issues and scenarios concerning Ramsar sites or parts of sites which cease to meet or never met the Ramsar Criteria

 

COP9 DR8 Regional initiatives in the framework of the Ramsar Convention

COP9 DOC. 21 Proposals for regional initiatives in the framework of the Ramsar Convention

COP9 DOC. 8 Report of the MedWet Coordination Unit

COP9 DOC. 26 Regional Strategy for Sustainable Use and Conservation of High Andean Wetlands

 

COP9 DR10 The role of the Ramsar Convention in natural disaster prevention, mitigation and adaptation

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COP9 DR11 Use of the term “Ramsar Secretariat”

COP9 DOC. 19 The IUCN Environmental Law Centre’s opinion on the use of the terms Bureau and Secretariat

 

COP9 DR12 Revised modus operandi of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel

COP9 DOC. 4 Report of the Chair of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP)

 

COP9 DR14 Endowment fund

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COP9 DR15 Wetlands and poverty reduction

COP9 DR15 Annex Case study examples of where wetland wise use and management have contributed to poverty reduction

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COP9 DR16 The status of sites in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance

COP9 DOC.6 Report of the Secretary General pursuant to Article 8.2 (b), (c), and (d) concerning the List of Wetlands of International Importance

 

COP9 DR17 The Convention’s International Organization Partners (IOPs)

COP9 DOC. 20 Application by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) for International Organisation Partner (IOP) status: background information

 

COP9 DR18 Review of the decisions of the Conference of the Contracting Parties

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COP9 DR19 Establishment of an Oversight Panel for the CEPA activities of the Convention

COP9 DOC. 25 Implementation of the Convention’s CEPA Programme for the period 2003-2005

 

COP9 DR20 The importance of regional wetland symposia in effectively implementing the Ramsar Convention

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COP9 DR21 Integrated, cross-biome planning and management of wetlands, especially in small island developing states

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COP9 DR22 Recognizing Wetlands of International Importance for their traditional cultural values [Note: see also COP9 DR1 Annex B]

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COP9 DR23 Extending the effects and benefits of the Ramsar Convention to the wetlands of the Antarctic

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COP9 DR24 Ramsar sites and national systems of protected areas

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Technical Session: The role of wisely managing wetlands in alleviating poverty and promoting human well-being

 

Note: issues concerning Ramsar sites and culture (see COP9 DR1 Annex B and COP9 DR22) will also be discussed in Technical Session 2.

COP9 DOC28 The Kampala Declaration will be discussed at the close of Technical Session 2 (and in the concurrent Ministerial Dialogue)

XVI   Report of the Credentials Committee

 

[to be tabled]

XVII  Report on the discussions, conclusions and recommendations in the Administration/Implementation sessions

 

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XVIII Reports and recommendations of the Technical Sessions

 

[to be tabled]

XIX   Adoption of Resolutions and Recommendations

[see above]

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XX     Election of the Contracting Parties that will serve on the Standing Committee

 

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XXI   Date and venue of the next Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties

 

COP9 DOC. 27 Date and venue of the next ordinary meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP10)

XXII  Any other business

 

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XXIII Adoption of the report of the 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties

 

[to be tabled]

XXIV Close of the meeting

 

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For reasons of economy, this document is printed in a limited number, and will not be distributed at the meeting. Delegates are requested to bring their copies to the meeting and not to request additional copies.

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