63rd meeting of the Standing Committee

Gland Switzerland

3 Jun - 7 Jun 2024

The 63rd meeting of the Standing Committee will take place at Secretariat headquarters in Gland, Switzerland, from Monday 3 to Friday 7 June 2024.

 

Live stream of plenary sessions
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89080102920?pwd=ZCwIYBpw-3aK4ZEppKltOHTREmTcug.CU7EBsSsA5xBs3WD

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Draft session reports

In-session documents

 

Pictures

See pictures of the meeting here.

Provisional agenda

1 Opening statements (no documents)
1.1 Chair of the Standing Committee (China)
1.2 Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
1.3 International Organization Partners (IOPs)
1.4 Secretary General of the Convention
Procedural matters
2 Adoption of the provisional agenda Show documents Hide documents
3 Adoption of the provisional working programme Show documents Hide documents
4 Admission of observers Show documents Hide documents
Administrative and financial matters
5 Report of the Chair of the Standing Committee and of the Executive Team Show documents Hide documents
6 Report of the Secretary General Show documents Hide documents
7 Report of the Management Working Group
7.1 Report on the activities of the Management Working Group Show documents Hide documents
7.2 Report on the process for recruiting a new Secretary General Show documents Hide documents
7 June 2024

SC63 Doc.7.2 Rev.1 Report of the Management Working Group: Report on the process for recruiting a new Secretary General

8 Report of the Secretariat on the implementation of the Decisions of the Standing Committee (document SC63 Doc.8) Show documents Hide documents
9 Financial and budgetary matters (for consideration by the Subgroup on Finance) Show documents Hide documents
9.1 Report on financial matters for 2023 and 2024 Show documents Hide documents
9.2 Status of annual contributions Show documents Hide documents
Strategic matters
10 Urgent challenges to the wise use of wetlands to receive enhanced attention: Update on wetlands inventories Show documents Hide documents
28 March 2024

SC63 Inf.2 National wetland inventories: Synthesis of the 13 in-depth interviews for further identification of specific needs and key constraints for Contracting Parties

11 Report of the Strategic Plan Working Group Show documents Hide documents
12 Report of the Working Group on Institutional Strengthening Show documents Hide documents
13 Report of the Secretariat on implementation of Resolution XIV.3
13.1 Strategy for communication with Contracting Parties (Resolution XIV.3 paragraph 11) Show documents Hide documents
13.2 Enhancing intersessional collaboration between Contracting Parties (follow-up to Standing Committee Decision SC62-18) Show documents Hide documents
14 Work plan of the Secretariat for 2024 Show documents Hide documents
15 Enhancing the Convention’s visibility and synergies in partnership with multilateral environmental agreements and other international institutions Show documents Hide documents
3 June 2024

SC63 Inf.1 6th Joint Work Plan, 2024-2030, of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on Wetlands

31 May 2024

SC63 Inf.4 Report of the Bern III Conference on Cooperation among the biodiversity-related conventions for the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, Bern, Switzerland, 23-25 January 2024

16 Review and consolidation of current Resolutions
16.1 Introduction Show documents Hide documents
16.2 Consolidation of Recommendations and Resolutions on Assessment of wetland values and services Show documents Hide documents
16.3 Consolidation of Recommendations and Resolutions on Communication, capacity building, education, participation and awareness (CEPA) Show documents Hide documents
5 June 2024

SC63 Inf.5 Proposed amendments to SC63 Doc.16.3 Review and consolidation of current Resolutions: Consolidation of Recommendations and Resolutions on Communication, capacity building, education, participation and awareness (CEPA)

16.4 Consolidation of Resolutions on Water, water-related and water-management-related matters Show documents Hide documents
5 June 2024

SC63 Inf.6 Proposed amendments to SC63 Doc.16.4 Review and consolidation of current Resolutions: Consolidation of Resolutions on Water, water-related and water-management-related matters

16.5 Consolidation of Resolutions on Inventories Show documents Hide documents
17 Communication, capacity building, education, participation and awareness (CEPA)
17.1 Report of the Chair of the CEPA Oversight Panel Show documents Hide documents
17.2 Report of the Secretariat on the proposed future operations of the CEPA Oversight Panel, in accordance with Resolution XIV.8 Show documents Hide documents
17.3 Report of the Secretariat on World Wetlands Day 2024 Show documents Hide documents
17.4 World Wetlands Day themes for 2025, 2026 and 2027 Show documents Hide documents
18 Report of the Youth Working Group Show documents Hide documents
Scientific matters
19 Report of the Chair of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel on implementation of the STRP work plan Show documents Hide documents
28 March 2024

SC63 Inf.3 Submission from the Convention on Wetlands to the 6th meeting of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Indicators on the effective consideration of wetlands in the KMGBF Monitoring Framework

20 Technical proposal of the STRP on resourcing and implementing waterbird population estimates Show documents Hide documents
Implementation matters
21 Preparation of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP15)
21.1 Report of the Secretariat on COP15 Show documents Hide documents
21.2 Report of the Subgroup on COP15 (no document)
21.3 Proposal of the Secretariat on the process for preparation and review of draft resolutions Show documents Hide documents
21.4 Proposal of the Secretariat on the Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards Show documents Hide documents
22 Report of the Secretariat on the challenges and opportunities related to the submission and updating of Ramsar Information Sheets Show documents Hide documents
23 Report of the Secretariat on proposals on strengthening the process to include a Site on the List of Wetlands of International Importance Show documents Hide documents
24 Update of the Secretariat on the implementation of Resolution XIV.20 Show documents Hide documents
25 Report of the Secretariat on the Ramsar Regional Initiatives Show documents Hide documents
Concluding matters
26 Dates of the 64th meeting of the Standing Committee (no document)
27 Adoption of the report of the meeting (no document)
28 Any other business (no document)
29 Closing remarks (no document)