2016/017: Enhancing the relationship between the CMS Family and civil society

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) would like to draw attention once again to CMS Resolution 11.11 on “Enhancing the Relationship between the CMS Family and Civil Society”. With a view to promoting implementation of the Resolution, the Secretariat invites Parties, other Governments, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to review options and make recommendations for furthering the relationship between the CMS Family and the civil society including:
  • Mechanisms to enable CSO- and NGO-facilitated work to be formally and consistently reported across the CMS Family and to be considered by the Parties and the governing bodies of CMS Family agreements;
  • Models for further CSO and NGO involvement in CMS processes; and
  • Modalities for further strategic engagement with CSOs and NGOs to provide implementation and capacity-building expertise.
Any contributions to this process should be communicated to the Secretariat (cms.secretariat@cms.int) by 1 September 2016. The Secretariat will consolidate these inputs for the consideration of the 45th Standing Committee Meeting (9-10 November 2016, Bonn, Germany) and the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (22-28 October 2017, Manila, the Philippines).

Last updated on 15 July 2016