Decision V/14 paragraph 10

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UNEP/CBD/COP/DEC/V/14 up
Scientific and technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism (Article 18)
The Conference of the Parties,
Reaffirming its previous requests to the Global Environment Facility, contained in decisions I/2, II/3, II/6, III/4, III/5, IV/2 and IV/13, to provide support for scientific and technical cooperation and capacity-building in relation to the clearing-house mechanism,
Recalling decision III/4, in which the Conference of the Parties established an informal advisory committee to be constituted and coordinated by the Executive Secretary in a transparent manner, to assist the clearing-house mechanism, and decision IV/2, in which the Conference of the Parties requested that the clearing-house mechanism be continuously assisted in its functioning by the informal advisory committee during and after the pilot phase,
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paragraph 1

1.Notes the report of the independent review of the pilot phase of the clearing-house mechanism (UNEP/CBD/COP/5/INF/2);
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paragraph 2

2.Supports the implementation of the strategic plan for the clearing-house mechanism (UNEP/CBD/COP/5/INF/3);
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paragraph 3

3.Requests the Executive Secretary, in consultation with the informal advisory committee, to monitor and review the operation of the clearing-house mechanism and report to the Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting on any recommended adjustments to the operation of the clearing-house mechanism or to the strategic plan;
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paragraph 4

4.Decides that the strategic plan for the clearing-house mechanism shall become a component of the Strategic Plan of the Convention on Biological Diversity;
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paragraph 5

5.Endorses the longer-term programme of work for the clearing-house mechanism (UNEP/CBD/COP/5/INF/4), recognizing the important role that country partnerships can play in implementing this programme of work; 
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paragraph 6

6.Recommends that Parties and Governments, subject to availability of resources and relevance, undertake as priorities for the biennium 2001-2002 the measures identified in annex I to the present decision; 
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paragraph 7

7.Decides that the informal advisory committee referred to in decision III/4 shall have the following objectives:

paragraph 7 item (a)

(a)Provide advice on matters relating to the clearing-house mechanism and, in particular, on how to improve the effectiveness of the clearing-house mechanism as a mechanism to promote scientific and technical cooperation;

paragraph 7 item (b)

(b) Facilitate the implementation of guidance from the Conference of the Parties concerning the clearing-house mechanism;

paragraph 7 item (c)

(c)Facilitate greater input of Parties into the development of the clearing-house mechanism;

paragraph 7 item (d)

(d)Advise on ways and means to facilitate the development of the clearing-house mechanism network;

paragraph 7 item (e)

(e) Facilitate and encourage cooperation with other relevant international and regional information networks and initiatives;
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paragraph 8

8.Decides that the continuation and mandate of the informal advisory committee shall be reviewed at the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
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paragraph 9

9.Calls upon the Executive Secretary, in consultation with the informal advisory committee, to develop operational procedures for the informal advisory committee, for review at the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties, and to make these procedures, as well as the membership, available through the clearing-house mechanism;
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paragraph 10

10.Requests the Executive Secretary, in consultation with the informal advisory committee and other relevant bodies, and subject to available resources, to undertake the activities identified in annex II to the present decision. 
Body
Conference of the Parties (COP)

Meeting
COP-05
Fifth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
15 - 26 May, 2000
Nairobi, Kenya

Type
operational

Status
implemented
retired
superseded
Implemented or superseded by subsequent decisions. Retired by Decision X/14, paragraph 3

Documents
UNEP/CBD/COP/8/INF/2
Review and Retirement of the Decisions of the Conference of the Parties: Proposals by the Executive Secretary pursuant to decision VII/33 on Operations of the Convention

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IV/2 para 10 3)
Review of the operations of the clearing-house mechanism
(c) To ensure that the clearing-house mechanism should be continuously assisted in its functioning by the Informal Advisory Committee which is to provide guidance to the Executive Secretary during and after the pilot phase, and to play a full role in the further development of the clearing-house mechanism;
IV/2 para 10 3)
Review of the operations of the clearing-house mechanism
(c) To ensure that the clearing-house mechanism should be continuously assisted in its functioning by the Informal Advisory Committee which is to provide guidance to the Executive Secretary during and after the pilot phase, and to play a full role in the further development of the clearing-house mechanism;
VI/18
Scientific and Technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism
IX/30
Scientific and technical cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism
X/14 para 3
Retirement of decisions
3.Decides to retire the decisions and elements of decisions adopted at its fifth and sixth meetings listed in the annex to the present decision;
XI/2
Review of progress in implementation of national biodiversity strategies and action plans and related capacity building support to Parties
XIII/23
Capacity-building, technical and scientific cooperation, technology transfer and the clearing-house mechanism