59th meeting of the Standing Committee

The 59th meeting of the Standing Committee took place online, from Monday 21 to Friday 25 June 2021.

The Standing Committee decided that the resumed session of its 59th meeting would take place between 23 May and 27 May 2022, with the possibility of extending the session for another two days if required once the provisional agenda has been finalized.

Meeting documents are published below in the official languages of the Convention.

In-session documents are published here.

Report and decisions of the meeting

Summary of decisions

 

21 June 2021 - 25 June 2021

Agenda

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1. Opening statements (no documents)
1.1. Chair of the Standing Committee (United Arab Emirates)
1.2. Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
1.3. International Organization Partners
1.4. Secretary General of the Convention
Procedural matters
2. Adoption of the provisional agenda Show / hide docs
3. Adoption of the provisional working programme Show / hide docs
4. Admission of observers Show / hide docs
Administrative and financial matters
5. Report of the Executive Team and Chair of the Standing Committee Show / hide docs
6. Report of the Secretary General Show / hide docs
7. Report of the Management Working Group Show / hide docs
8. Financial and budgetary matters: Report of the Subgroup on Finance
8.1. Report on financial matters for 2019-2020 and 2021 including the audited statements for 2020 Show / hide docs
8.2. Status of annual contributions Show / hide docs
8.3. Budget scenarios for 2022-2024 and draft resolution on financial and budgetary matters (* includes a draft resolution) Show / hide docs
8.4. Potential financial implications of draft resolutions Show / hide docs
Strategic matters
9. Urgent challenges to the wise use of wetlands to receive enhanced attention: Best practices in the development of wetland inventories Show / hide docs
10. Report of the Working Group on the Review of the Strategic Plan of the Ramsar Convention Show / hide docs
11. Report of the Effectiveness Working Group Show / hide docs
12. Review of the Rules of Procedure Show / hide docs
13. Review of all previous Resolutions and decisions Show / hide docs
14. Report of the Working Group on Observer status in the United Nations General Assembly Show / hide docs
15. Roles and responsibilities of the Standing Committee * Show / hide docs
16. Enhancing the Convention’s visibility and synergies with other multilateral environmental agreements and other international institutions * Show / hide docs
17. Communication, capacity building, education, participation and awareness (CEPA)
17.1. Report of the Chair of the CEPA Oversight Panel Show / hide docs
17.2. Report of the Secretariat on World Wetlands Day (no document)
17.3. World Wetlands Day themes for 2022-2024 Show / hide docs
17.4. Implementation of Resolution XIII.1 on World Wetlands Day (declaration by the United Nations General Assembly) (no document)
18. Work plan of the Secretariat for 2021 Show / hide docs
19. Management of requests for data Show / hide docs
Implementation matters
20. Preparation of the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties
20.1. Report of the Subgroup on COP14 Show / hide docs
20.2. Report of the Secretariat on COP14 Show / hide docs
20.3. The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards (SC59 Doc.20.3 for discussion in closed session – document to members of the Subgroup on COP14 only)
20.4. Process for preparation and review of draft resolutions Show / hide docs
21. Ramsar Regional Initiatives
21.1. Report of the Ramsar Regional Initiatives Working Group * Show / hide docs
21.2 Report of the Secretariat on the Ramsar Regional Initiatives Show / hide docs
22. Report of the Co-chairs of the Independent Advisory Committee on Wetland City Accreditation Show / hide docs
23. Update on the status of Sites on the List of Wetlands of International Importance * Show / hide docs
24. Draft resolutions submitted by Contracting Parties Show / hide docs
Scientific matters
25. Report of the Chair of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel Show / hide docs
26. Draft resolution on future implementation of scientific and technical aspects of the Convention for 2022-2024 * Show / hide docs
Concluding matters
27. Dates and venues of the 60th and 61st meetings of the Standing Committee (no document)
28. Adoption of the report of the meeting (no document)
29. Any other business (no document)
30. Closing remarks (no document)