The Working Group consists of one member of the Standing Committee from each region but is open to participation by other interested Parties.
Over the course of the meetings, the Working Group is tasked to:
- Discuss a comparative analysis of best practices of existing review mechanisms of MEAs, including the CMS Family agreements, taking into account their advantages, disadvantages and the cost involved;
- Discuss an assessment of the feasibility for an existing body within CMS to exercise the functions of a review process (e.g. the Standing Committee);
- Prepare options for a CMS review process, including: determination of what parts of the instrument and its resolutions be part of the review process; cost analyses; and financial and institutional implications for CMS.
First meeting of the Working Group: 19-20 September 2016 in Bonn, Germany.