13th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties

21 October 2018 - 29 October 2018
United Arab Emirates

Documents

Final Resolution texts are published here.

The final Report can be accessed here.

Information documents distributed during the meeting are listed here.

 

Agenda

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1 Opening of the Meeting
2 General statements and keynote addresses
Procedural matters
3 Adoption of the provisional agenda and working programme
3.1 Provisional agenda Show / hide docs
3.2 Provisional working programme Show / hide docs
4 Adoption of the Rules of Procedure
4.1 Provisional Rules of Procedure Show / hide docs
4.2 Proposed amendments to the Rules of Procedure Show / hide docs
5 Election of the President and Vice-Presidents and remarks by the President (no document)
6 Appointment of the Credentials Committee and any other committees (no document)
7 Admission of observers Show / hide docs
Administrative matters
8 Report of the Chair of the Standing Committee Show / hide docs
9 Report of the Chair of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) Show / hide docs
10 Report on implementation of the CEPA Programme 2016-2018 and recommendations on future directions Show / hide docs
11 Report of the Secretary General on the implementation of the Convention
11.1 Global implementation Show / hide docs
11.2 Work of the Secretariat Show / hide docs
12 Report of the Secretary General pursuant to Article 8.2 on the List of Wetlands of International Importance Show / hide docs
13 Issues arising from Resolutions and Recommendations of previous meetings of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (no document)
14 Financial report for 2016-2018 by the Chair of the Subgroup on Finance of the Standing Committee, and proposed budget for the 2019-2021 triennium Show / hide docs
15 Wetland City Accreditation
15.1 Report of the Standing Committee
15.2 Presentation of certificates (no document)
16 Election of Contracting Parties to the Standing Committee 2019-2021 (no document)
Draft resolutions
17 Secretariat’s report on administrative and financial implications of draft resolutions Show / hide docs
18 Consideration of the draft resolutions and recommendations submitted by Contracting Parties and the Standing Committee
18.1 Draft resolution on enhancing the effectiveness of the Ramsar Convention Show / hide docs
18.2 Draft resolution on improving the efficiency of structures and processes of the Convention Show / hide docs
18.3 Draft resolution on the responsibilities, roles and composition of the Standing Committee and regional categorization of countries under the Convention Show / hide docs
18.4 Draft resolution on language strategy for the Convention Show / hide docs
18.5 Draft resolution on financial and budgetary matters Show / hide docs
18.6 Draft resolution on review of the fourth Strategic Plan of the Ramsar Convention Show / hide docs
18.7 Draft resolution on enhancing the Convention’s implementation, visibility and synergies with other multilateral environmental agreements and other international institutions Show / hide docs
18.8 Draft resolution on Ramsar Regional Initiatives 2019-2021 and their Operational Framework Show / hide docs
18.9 Draft resolution on World Wetlands Day Show / hide docs
18.10 Draft resolution on the status of Sites on the List of Wetlands of International Importance Show / hide docs
18.11 Draft resolution on Ramsar Advisory Missions Show / hide docs
18.12 Draft resolution on future implementation of scientific and technical aspects of the Convention for 2019-2021 Show / hide docs
18.13 Draft resolution on guidance on identifying Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites) for global climate change regulation as an additional argument to existing Ramsar criteria Show / hide docs
18.14 Draft resolution on restoration of degraded peatlands to mitigate and adapt to climate change and enhance biodiversity Show / hide docs
18.15 Draft resolution on promoting conservation, restoration and sustainable management of coastal blue carbon ecosystems Show / hide docs
18.16 Draft resolution on cultural values, indigenous peoples and local communities, and climate change mitigation and adaptation in wetlands Show / hide docs
18.17 Draft resolution on sustainable urbanization, climate change and wetlands Show / hide docs
18.18 Draft resolution on the rapid assessment of wetland ecosystem services Show / hide docs
18.19 Draft resolution on the importance of wetlands for peace and security Show / hide docs
18.20 Draft resolution on gender and wetlands Show / hide docs
18.21 Draft resolution on agriculture in wetlands Show / hide docs
18.22 Draft resolution on promoting the conservation and wise use of intertidal wetlands and ecologically associated habitats Show / hide docs
18.23 Draft resolution on conservation and management of small wetlands Show / hide docs
18.24 Draft resolution on wetlands in West Asia Show / hide docs
18.25 Draft resolution on wetlands in the Arctic and sub-Arctic Show / hide docs
18.26 Draft resolution on the enhanced conservation of sea turtle breeding, feeding and nursery areas and the designation of key areas as Ramsar Sites Show / hide docs
18.27 Draft resolution: Thanks to the Host Country, the United Arab Emirates Show / hide docs
Procedural matters
19 Report of the Credentials Committee
Draft resolutions
20 Report on the discussions, conclusions and recommendations in the preceding sessions
21 Adoption of resolutions and recommendations
Procedural matters
22 Date and venue of the next ordinary meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
23 Any other business
24 Adoption of the report of the 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
25 Close of the meeting