Extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties, 2021

The third extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties will take place online from 25 to 29 October 2021 between 13:00 and 16:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST).

Credentials information: Contracting Parties shall submit credentials in accordance with Rule 18 of the Rules of Procedure for meetings of the Conference of the Parties. Contracting Parties are requested to submit their credentials by email to as soon as possible but preferably no later than 48 hours after the opening of the meeting on 25 October.

Regional consultations: In order to support Contracting Parties' preparation for the extraordinary meeting, online regional consultations will take place in September. Further information on the dates and times for these meetings will be made available here shortly.

Participation of bodies or agencies not previously recognized as observers: According to the Convention’s Rules of Procedure, bodies or agencies desiring to receive recognition as observers for the purposes of attending meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall submit appropriate documentation (constitution of the organization, name and contact of the CEO and qualification in fields relating to the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands) to the Secretariat () for consideration one month prior to the extraordinary meeting, that is, by 24 September 2021.


25 October 2021 - 29 October 2021


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1. Opening of the Meeting
2. General Statements
Procedural matters
3.1 Adoption of the provisional agenda Show / hide docs
3.2 Adoption of the provisional working programme Show / hide docs
4.1 Adoption of the Rules of Procedure Show / hide docs
5. Officers of the Meeting – President and Vice Presidents
6. Appointment of the Credentials Committee
7. Admission of observers
Draft Resolutions
8.1 Draft Resolution on the postponement of the COP14 Show / hide docs
8.2 Draft resolution on financial and budgetary matters Show / hide docs
Procedural matters
9. Report of the Credentials Committee
Draft Resolutions
10. Adoption of resolutions
Procedural matters
11. Adoption of the report of the Third Extraordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
12. Close of the meeting