This decision has been retired.
CONVENING OF REGIONAL AND SUBREGIONAL MEETINGS FOR
PARTIES TO THE CONVENTION
The 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.