Meeting of the Parties (MOP)
The Meeting of the Parties (MOP) is the decision-making body of the Agreement.
It establishes and keeps under review the financial regulations of the Agreement, adopts the budget for each financial period and reviews the implementation of the Agreement. In particular, it may review and assess the potential changes in the conservation status of gorillas and the habitats, as well as the factors which may affect them and the progress made towards their conservation; it provides guidance, receives reports and makes recommendations to the Parties.
The Meeting of the Parties (MOP) meets at intervals of not more than three years. So far, since the Agreement entered into force in 2007, the MOP has held the following meetings: