Regional pre-COP meetings 2018

Regional pre-COP meetings 2018

25 January 2018

The regional pre-COP meetings will each be hosted by a Contracting Party and organized with the full assistance of the Secretariat of the Convention. Participants are expected to consider the major issues regarding the work of the Convention, and to consider draft resolutions, which will subsequently be reviewed at the 54th meeting of the Standing Committee (SC54) in April 2018, for eventual submission to COP13.

The provisional agenda for SC54 can be found here: https://www.ramsar.org/event/54th-meeting-of-the-standing-committee. Links to documents will be added as they are published.

Contracting Parties have generously offered to host the meetings for all regions, and the following venues and dates are confirmed:

  • Africa: Senegal (Dakar), 26 February – 2 March 2018
  • The Americas (Latin America and the Caribbean and North America): Costa Rica (San José), 12 – 16 March 2018
  • Asia: Sri Lanka (Chilaw), 26 February – 2 March 2018
  • Europe: Czech Republic (Olomouc), 19 – 23 March 2018
  • Oceania: New Zealand (Wellington), 12 – 16 March 2018

Agendas and links to documents will be added as soon as they are published.