Call for delegates to attend the 62nd meeting of the Standing Committee of Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in Gland, Switzerland this September!
2023/7/3 16:09:00 本站

The 62nd meeting of the Standing Committee of Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (SC62) will take place at Secretariat headquarters in Gland, Switzerland, from Monday 4 to Friday 8 September 2023. As an observer to Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) is now in full preparation for the on-site participation in the meeting in Gland by forming a high-quality delegation.


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As a national first-level society, CBCGDF is now calling for applications from experts, scholars, and young volunteers abroad in Switzerland that are interested in helping telling good story of China to the international community to be part of our delegation.  


Deadline for Application: August 5, 2023. Applicants must provide their name, title, and a recent passport-size digital photo. Training will be offered to the selected participants to ensure the best outcome.


For more details, please contact:

Ms. Samantha Ma:; 17319454776

(Please attach your CV showing your interest and experience in wetland conservation and biodiversity in the email)


Here is the agenda of the meeting:


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      

3     Adoption of the provisional working programme     

4     Admission of observers (document SC62 Doc.4)

Administrative and financial matters

5     Report of the Executive Team and the Chair of the Standing Committee    

6     Report of the Secretary General    

7     Report of the Management Working Group (no document)

8     Financial and budgetary matters (for consideration by the Subgroup on Finance)

8.1  Report on financial matters for 2022 and 2023  

8.2  Status of annual contributions 

Strategic matters

9     Urgent challenges to the wise use of wetlands to receive enhanced attention: Update on wetlands inventories (document SC62 Doc.9)

10   Report of the Strategic Plan Working Group      

11   Secretariat report on institutional strengthening to support the implementation of the Convention (document SC62 Doc.11)

12   Report of the Secretariat on enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of the Convention   

13   Work plan of the Secretariat for 2023-2025

14   Enhancing the Convention’s visibility and synergies in partnership with multilateral environmental agreements and other institutions   

15   Review and consolidation of current Resolutions     

16   Communication, capacity building, education, participation and awareness (CEPA)

16.1       Report of the Chair of the CEPA Oversight Panel     

16.2       CEPA Oversight Panel work plan, 2023-2025   

16.3       Report of the Secretariat on World Wetlands Day (no document)

17   Report of the Youth Working Group    

18   Resource Mobilization Work Plan 2023-2025   

Scientific matters

19   Report of the Chair of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel, including draft work plan for 2023-2025      

Implementation matters

20   Preparation of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP15)

20.1       Report of the Secretariat on COP15     

20.2       Presentation by the Host Country (Zimbabwe) (no document)

20.3       Establishment of the Subgroup on COP15 (no document)

21   National Report for COP15 (document SC62 Doc.21)

22   Update on the status of Sites on the List of Wetlands of International Importance

23   Report of the process undertaken by the Secretariat to include a site on the List of Wetlands of International Importance  

24   Update of the Secretariat on the implementation of Resolution XIV.20      

25   Report of the Secretariat on the Ramsar Regional Initiatives  

26   Wetland City Accreditation: Establishment of the Independent Advisory Committee (IAC)  

Concluding matters

27   Dates of the 63rd meeting 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)


Original Chinese Article:

Editor: Samantha

Contact:; +8617319454776



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