Date and venue of the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
1. Welcomes the generous offer of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany to host the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at a date and venue to be specified by the host country in consultation with the Bureau and the Executive Secretary as soon as possible;
2. Calls on donors to provide in advance and preferably at the beginning of the 2008 financial year adequate financial resources to ensure the full participation of developing country Parties, in particular the least developed countries and small island developing States, as well as Parties with economies in transition.