53rd Standing Committee Meeting

The location on the map is approximate!

The 53rd Meeting of the Standing Committee of the CMS will take place on 19 and 20 October 2022 in Bonn, Germany.

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety will kindly provide simultaneous interpretation in English, Spanish and German.


Photos of the 53rd Meeting of the CMS Standing Committee



The deadline for submitting reports and documents to the Secretariat for the consideration of the StC53 is 20 August 2022. 

All documents will be posted in the three working languages by 9 September 2022.

Document Template



The meeting is open to all members and alternate members of the Standing Committee and representatives of CMS Parties, CMS Agreements, partner organizations and other observers.

According to the Rules of Procedures, any Party or any observer admitted to the COP immediately preceding the meeting of the Committee, after advising the Secretariat of their intention to attend, can observe a meeting of the Committee. Other agencies or institutions that are not members of the Committee can participate as observers after approval of their participation by the Chair and Standing Committee members.

Participants Factsheet



Please complete the online pre-registration form.

  • Members of the Standing Committee eligible for funding are encouraged to confirm their participation no later than 20 August 2022 in order to facilitate the necessary logistical arrangements.
  • Any body or agency that is not a member of the Committee and wishes to observe a meeting shall submit a request to the Secretariat no later than 19 September 2022. Completing the CMS registration form shall serve as a request to participate.
  • Members and alternates not eligible for funding are kindly requested to confirm their intention to participate in the meeting by completing the online pre-registration form at their earliest convenience and no later than 14 October 2022.

Travel arrangements

The Secretariat will arrange the travel for those participants receiving financial support. All participants will be responsible for their own hotel bookings. Information on hotels and local transport will be available in the Fact Sheet for participants.

Participants are invited to check whether they need an entry visa to Germany and, if necessary, apply for it at the earliest possible opportunity. Should you need a personalized invitation letter or any other assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat.

COVID safety-related measures

Participants are responsible for ensuring compliance with any COVID-19 rules of the Government of Germany and their home country. The Secretariat will inform participants of any COVID-safety measures in line with local and national rules and regulations and UN guidance and requirements to be observed during the meeting. 

For this meeting, participants are requested to use masks in the meeting room

All participants are also responsible for having medical and travel insurance and covering any additional expenses due to quarantine and COVID testing.

COVID-19 Measures


If you encounter problems with the online registration or require assistance with your visa application, kindly let the Secretariat know immediately at [email protected]

For further information about the 53rd Meeting of the Standing Committee of the CMS, please contact Ms Maria Jose Ortiz, Legal Officer, at [email protected]

Registration Form 

19 Oct 2022 09:00 to 20 Oct 2022 18:00
Registration Deadline
OrganizerCMS Secretariat
CMS InstrumentCMS

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Number Title Files
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.2 Rules of Procedure for the Standing Committee Meetings
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.3.1/Rev.2 Provisional Agenda and Documents
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.3.2/Rev.1 Provisional Annotated Agenda and Meeting Schedule
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.4 Report of the Depositary
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.5.1.1 South America and Caribbean Regional Report
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.5.1.2 Oceania Regional Report
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.5.1.3 Europe Regional Report
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.5.2.1 Report of the Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.6 Report of the COP Presidency
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.7 Report of the Chair of the Scientific Council
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.8 Report of the United Nations Environment Programme
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.10.1 Implementation of the CMS Budget
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.10.2 Resource Mobilization
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.11 Assessment of Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Migratory Species 2015 - 2023
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.12 Options for Follow up to the Strategic Plan for Migratory Species 2015 - 2023
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.12/Add. Additional Information to support consideration of options for follow up to the Strategic Plan for Migratory Species 2015-2023
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.13 Cooperation between the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and CMS
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.15 Implementation of the Programme of Work 2020-2023
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.16 CMS Review Mechanism
UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.17 Migratory Species in the Post- 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
UNEP/CMS/StC52/Doc.17/Add.1 Annex to Document UNEP/CMS/StC53/Doc.17: Updated CMS Secretariat Recommendations for the current Text of the Draft Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework