This decision has been retired.
CONVENING OF AN OPEN-ENDED INTERGOVERNMENTAL WORKSHOP ON COOPERATION BETWEEN THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS ON RELATED ISSUESThe Conference of the Parties
Having examined Point 8.2 of UNEP/CBD/COP/2/1, related to the cooperation between the Convention on Biological Diversity and other related international conventions on related issues,
Noting that an identification and harmonization of the points in common within these conventions on biological diversity issues would help the Parties, especially the developing countries, to come up with an appropriate and integrated national legislation on biodiversity matters,
Noting also that cooperation among international conventions would help the Parties to exchange information through the clearing-house mechanism in the context of sharing of scientific and technical information,
1. Invites, subject to the availability of funds, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in accordance with its mandate established by chapter 38 of Agenda 21, to liaise with the Commission on Sustainable Development to organize an open-ended intergovernmental workshop on the study of the relationships between the Convention on Biological Diversity and other related international conventions on related issues, taking into consideration existing studies and the expertise available in nongovernmental organizations and relevant institutions;
2. Invites all international organizations or donor countries to contribute financially to the organization of the workshop.