The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice,
Recalling decision II/1 of the Conference of the Parties,
Recommends that the Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting:
(a) Commends the Executive Secretary for the publication of the Global Biodiversity Outllook;
(b) Decides that the next Global Biodiversity Outlook be prepared by the Executive Secretary, on the basis of the information contained in the second national reports and thematic reports referred to in decision V/19 of the Conference of the Parties, for publication in 2004.