2018/006: 48th Meeting of the CMS Standing Committee and Associated Events

The 48th Meeting of the CMS Standing Committee will take place from Tuesday, 23 to Wednesday, 24 October 2018 at the UNEP/CMS Secretariat premises, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, 53113 Bonn.

In accordance with the Standing Committee Rules of Procedures, anybody or agency that is not a member of the Committee can participate as observers at their own cost and at the discretion of the Chair.  As per the Rules of Procedures and in order to facilitate the necessary logistical arrangements, the Secretariat kindly ask non-funded members of the Standing Committee and observers to register, online, by 23 September 2018. The registration form is available at: meetings.cms.int/meetings/StC48/registration.

Please note that all documents will be made available on the CMS website: https://www.cms.int/en/meeting/48th-standing-committee-meeting

The Finance and Budget Subcommittee of the Standing Committee will meet on 22 October 2018 in Bonn. Members of the Subcommittee will receive further information in due course.

In addition, a dedicated Working Group is being established to guide the development of the template of the CMS National Report. The Working Group will meet on 22 October and possibly also in the margins of the Standing Committee to take into account comments received and finalize the template. A separate letter soliciting the nomination of members of this Working Group will be sent to the regional members of the Standing Committee in due course.  Representatives of Parties, non-Parties and organizations interested in participating in this meeting as observers are kindly asked to inform the Secretariat by 23 September.

During the Third Meeting of the Sessional Committee of the Scientific Council (29 May - 1 June 2018), a Working Group focusing on the CMS contribution towards the post-2020 agenda was established with members of the Scientific Council, representatives of Parties and organizations. The Standing Committee members are invited to take part in this Working Group which is planned to meet on 25 October. Any member of the Standing Committee interested in taking part in this initiative to inform the Secretariat by 23 August. Further information will be provided in due course.

Last updated on 12 July 2018