54th Meeting of the Standing Committee

23 April 2018 - 27 April 2018

Provisional agenda

View all the meeting documents, in English, French and Spanish, here.

(* includes a draft resolution)

 

Agenda item

Document

Date posted

1.

Opening statements

 

 

 

1.1

Chair of the Standing Committee

no document

 

 

1.2

Director General of IUCN

no document

 

 

1.3

International Organization Partners

no document

 

 

1.4

Secretary General of the Convention

no document

 

Procedural matters

 

2.

Adoption of provisional agenda

Doc. SC54-2

23/01/2018

updated 02/02/2018

3.

Adoption of provisional working programme

Doc. SC54-3 Rev.2

 

Addendum (Annotated working programme)

15/02/2018

Rev.2 published 23/04/2018

4.

Admission of observers

Doc. SC54-4 Rev.1

09/04/2018

Revision published 20/04/2018

Administrative and financial matters

 

5.

Report of the Secretary General

Doc. SC54-5

23/02/2018

6.

Report of the Management Working Group

no document prior to meeting

 

7.

Financial and budgetary matters

 

 

 

7.1

Report on financial matters for 2016-2018

Doc. SC54-7.1 Rev.1

 

Addendum (Revised Annex 4)

 

Auditor’s reports for 2016 and 2017 for SC review

26/02/2018

Revision published 19/04/2018 with final 2017 results

 

7.2

Status of annual contributions

Doc. SC54-7.2

20/02/2018

 

7.3

Budget scenarios for 2019-2021 and draft resolution on financial and budgetary matters *

Doc. SC54-7.3

11/03/2018

 

7.4

Potential financial implications of draft resolutions

no document

 

 

7.5

Report of the Subgroup on Finance

no document prior to meeting

 

Strategic matters

 

8.

Review of the fourth Strategic Plan of the Ramsar Convention *

Doc. SC54-8

21/02/2018

9.

Report of the Facilitation Working Group *

Doc. SC54-9

24/01/2018

10.

Roles and responsibilities of the Standing Committee *

Doc. SC54-10

06/02/2018

11.

Communication, capacity building, education, participation and awareness (CEPA)

 

 

 

11.1

Report of the Chair of the CEPA Oversight Panel

Doc. SC54-11.1

23/01/2018

 

11.2

Report of the CEPA Implementation Working Group

to be confirmed

 

 

11.3

Update on the MAVA project “Conservation of the natural and cultural heritage in wetlands”

Doc. SC54-11.3

08/03/2018

(Amended 20/03/2018 to provide additional precision in paragraph 11.)

12.

Work plan of the Secretariat for 2018 and proposed format for 2019-2021

Doc. SC54-12

05/02/2018

13.

Language strategy *

Doc. SC54-13 Rev.1

11/03/2018

Revision published 19/03/2018

14.

Enhancing the Convention’s visibility and synergies with other multilateral environmental agreements and other institutions *

Doc. SC54-14

05/02/2018

15.

Observer status in the United Nations General Assembly

Doc. SC54-15 Rev.1

01/02/2018

Revision with link to UNGA submission published 12/04/2018

16.

Review of current and proposed cooperative agreements

Doc. SC54-16 Rev.1

01/02/2018

Revision published 09/03/2018

17.

Ramsar Convention Resource Mobilization Work Plan

Doc. SC54-17

01/02/2018

Implementation matters

 

 

18.

Preparation of the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties

 

 

 

18.1

Report of the Secretariat

Doc. SC54-18.1

23/01/2018

 

18.2

Report of the Subgroup on COP13

no document prior to meeting

 

 

18.3

Process for review of draft resolutions

Doc. SC54-18.3

 26/02/2018

19.

Update on the status of Sites on the List of Wetlands of International Importance *

Doc. SC54-19

16/02/2018

20.

Ramsar Regional Initiatives

 

 

 

20.1

Update for 2018

Doc. SC54-20.1

 26/02/2018

 

20.2

Draft resolution for 2019-2021 and operational framework *

Doc. SC54-20.2

 27/02/2018

21.

Draft resolutions submitted by Contracting Parties

until 22 February 2018

 

 

21.1

Draft resolution on the rapid assessment of wetland ecosystem services (Submitted by the Republic of Korea) *

Doc. SC54-21.1

09/02/2018

 

21.2

Draft resolution on cultural values, local communities and climate change mitigation and adaptation in wetlands (Submitted by Burkina Faso, Senegal and Tunisia) *

Doc. SC54-21.2

09/02/2018

 

21.3

Draft resolution on conservation and management of small and micro wetlands (Submitted by China) *

Doc. SC54-21.3

09/02/2018

 

21.4

Draft resolution on Ramsar Advisory Missions (Submitted by Burkina Faso) *

Doc. SC54-21.4

16/02/2018

 

21.5

Draft resolution on agriculture in wetlands (Submitted by the Czech Republic) *

Doc. SC54-21.5

20/02/2018

 

21.6

Draft resolution on peace and the sustainable management of biodiversity in Ramsar Sites (Submitted by the Central African Republic) *

Doc. SC54-21.6

22/02/2018

 

21.7

Draft resolution on wetlands in West Asia (Submitted by Iraq) *

Doc. SC54-21.7

21/02/2018

 

21.8

Draft resolution on improving the efficiency of structures and processes of the Convention (Submitted by Switzerland) *

Doc. SC54-21.8

 

Addendum (tables of meeting costs submitted by Switzerland)

21/02/2018

 

21.9

Draft resolution on promoting conservation, restoration and sustainable management of coastal blue carbon ecosystems (Submitted by Australia) *

Doc. SC54-21.9

22/02/2018

 

21.10

Draft resolution on the enhanced protection and management of sea turtle
breeding, feeding and nursery areas and the designation of key areas as
Ramsar Sites (Submitted by France and Senegal) *

Doc. SC54-21.10

02/03/2018

 

21.11

Draft resolution on World Wetlands Day (Submitted by the United Arab Emirates) *

Doc. SC54-21.11

22/02/2018

 

21.12

Draft Resolution on urbanization, climate change and sustainable wetlands (Submitted by the United Arab Emirates) *

Doc. SC54-21.12

22/02/2018

 

21.13

Draft resolution on promoting the conservation and wise use of intertidal wetlands and ecologically associated habitats (Submitted by the Philippines) *

Doc. SC54-21.13

22/02/2018

 

21.14

Draft Resolution on wetlands in polar and subpolar regions (Submitted by Sweden) *

Doc. SC54-21.14

22/02/2018

 

21.15

Draft resolution on wetlands, peace and security (Submitted by Senegal) *

Doc. SC54-21.15

22/02/2018

 

21.16

Draft resolution on gender and wetlands (Submitted by Colombia) *

Doc. SC54-21.16

22/02/2018

Scientific matters

 

22.

Report of the Chair of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel

Doc. SC54-22

01/02/2018

23.

Draft resolution on future implementation of scientific and technical aspects of the Convention for 2019-2021 *

Doc. SC54-23

01/02/2018

24.

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 *

Doc. SC54-24

16/02/2018

25.

Draft resolution on restoration of degraded peatlands to mitigate and adapt to climate change and enhance biodiversity *

Doc. SC54-25

21/02/2018

Concluding matters

 

26.

World Wetlands Day 2018, 2019 and 2020

Doc. SC54-26

01/02/2018

27.

The Ramsar Wetlands Conservation Awards 2018

for discussion in closed session – document to the Subgroup on COP13 only

 

28.

Wetland City Accreditation

 

 

 

28.1

Report of the Secretariat

Doc. SC54-28.1

01/02/2018

 

28.2

Report of the Independent Advisory Committee

for discussion in closed session – document to SC members only

 

29.

Dates and venues of the 55th and 56th meetings

no document

 

30.

Adoption of the report of the meeting

reports during the meeting

 

31.

Any other business

no document

 

32.

Closing remarks

no document

 

Information documents

1. Saga Statement of the Asian Wetland Symposium

Inf.SC54-1

16/04/2018