This decision has been retired.
CONVENING OF REGIONAL AND SUBREGIONAL MEETINGS FOR PARTIES TO THE CONVENTIONThe Conference of the Parties
Appreciating the assistance of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity in convening regional and subregional meetings for the Parties to the Convention, especially developing country Parties, in preparation for the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties,
Having benefited from such regional meetings by adopting decisions on the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties' agenda items,
1. Requests the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity to convene regional and subregional meetings, especially for developing country Parties, to prepare for the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
2. Urges the Secretariat of the Convention to seek voluntary contributions for such meetings and to facilitate the participation of developing country Parties and, in particular, the least developed countries.