The 9th Meeting of Signatory States (MOS9) to the IOSEA Marine Turtle MOU will take place from 24-27 June 2024 in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania. The Marine Parks and Reserve Unit of the Government of Tanzania has generously offered to host the conference at the White Sands Resort & Conference Centre.
To register for the meeting, please follow the instructions on the online registration page: https://meetings.cms.int/meetings/MOS9/registration.
Please register as soon as possible and no later than 31 March 2024. This is especially important for delegates seeking funding.
Submission of Documents
a) National Reports
In accordance with paragraph 8 of the Actions specified in the MOU, Signatories should provide to the Secretariat a regular report on their implementation of this Memorandum of Understanding. The Secretariat will shortly contact all National Focal Points regarding their access to the questionnaire in the Online Reporting System.
Please note that the deadline for submission of national reports through the Online Reporting System will be 15 February 2024. Reports submitted late will be made available to the meeting, but might not be included in the analysis.
b) Other documents
Signatories, AC Members or Observers wishing to submit documents are encouraged to inform the Secretariat as early as possible, and submit their final version in Word format by 17 April 2024.
To be eligible to take an active part in the meeting, representatives of Signatory States must provide credentials, signed by either the Head of State, Head of Government, Minister of Foreign Affairs, or the Minister or Deputy of the focal Ministry/Authority for the MOU. These credentials should enable them to participate and represent their governments fully. Signatories may wish to use the sample Letter of Credentials available below (under "Other Documents") as a model.
All Signatories are requested to submit copies of their credentials to the Secretariat prior to the meeting to allow efficient processing by the Secretariat. Originals must be brought to the meeting.
Signing the Memorandum
There will be opportunity for non-Signatory Range States to sign the MOU during the meeting. Representatives of States wishing to do so need to present an Instrument of Full Powers (sample available under "Other Documents" below).
In the interest of efficient processing by the Secretariat, a copy of the Instrument of Full Powers must be submitted prior to the meeting. Originals must be brought to the meeting.
Hotel reservations and airport transfers
Participants, including funded delegates, are requested to make their own hotel bookings. Detailed information about the booking code to use for reservations at the conference venue, airport transfers and other relevant travel information will be made available soon.
An optional excursion will be offered on 28 June. More details will follow in due course.