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COP 2 Decision II/1
Retired sections: paragraphs 1, 2 and 4-6.

REPORT OF THE FIRST MEETING OF THE SUBSIDIARY BODY ON SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVICE

The Conference of the Parties,

1. Takes note of the report of the first meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, held at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Paris from 4 to 8 September 1995, contained in document UNEP/CBD/COP/2/5;

2. Endorses recommendation I/1 on the modus operandi of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice;

3. Requests the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to keep under review its modus operandi with a view to improving its functioning on the basis of experience gained;

4. Endorses also recommendation I/6 on the global biodiversity outlook and decides that the outlook should be financed through voluntary contributions;

5. Calls upon the international community to make contributions for the preparation and publication of the first global biodiversity outlook, to be issued in 1997;

6. Further requests the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, in considering its programme of work for 1996, to ensure that the programme is based on the priorities set in the programme of work of the Conference of the Parties for 1996 and 1997, as contained in decision II/18, and specific requests to the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, contained in other decisions of the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

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