Regional pre-COP meetings 2014

Ramsar regional meetings give representatives of Contracting Parties, other states, international organizations and NGOs the opportunity to consider regional and global issues in preparation for the upcoming meeting of the Conference of Contracting Parties (COP12) in June 2015.

Participants can discuss the challenges they face in implementing the Convention, share their achievements, and agree approaches for regional action.

Regional Pre-COP Meeting - Oceania18-20 August 2014Nadi, Fiji
Regional Pre-COP Meeting - Europe20-24 October 2014Kufstein, Austria
Regional Pre-COP Meeting - Americas27-31 October 2014Colombia
Regional Pre-COP Meeting - Asia3-7 November 2014Siem Reap, Cambodia
Regional Pre-COP Meeting - Africa17-21 November 2014Hammamet, Tunisia

Meeting participants will review drafts of resolutions and the new Ramsar Strategic Plan before their submission to the Standing Committee meeting in January. These core documents can be downloaded below:

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