The 13th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP13), to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 21 to 29 October 2018, will provide the opportunity to hold a number of side events on global and regional themes relevant to the Convention and the COP13 issues.
If you wish to organize such a side event, please complete the “Side Event Request Form” no later than 20 July 2018. If you have any questions, please contact us at .
Please be aware that requests received by the Secretariat after this deadline may no longer be considered, and that sending us a request before that deadline does not guarantee that your proposed side event can take place, since rooms and time slots available for side events are limited.
Following the deadline indicated above, the Secretariat will review all requests. Preference will be given to topics that are of direct relevance for Contracting Parties and COP13-related discussions and to requests for events to be jointly hosted by more than one State or organization. The Secretariat will inform applicants whether or not their request has been approved by 31 August 2018.
We look forward to receiving your ideas and proposals for side events at COP13 and thank you in advance for your active participation, which will undoubtedly stimulate interesting discussions and thereby add value to the forthcoming meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
Please note that further information regarding registration and participation at Ramsar COP13 will be shared soon.