CBD National Focal Points
The first meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Review of Implementation, which was held from 5 to 9 September 2005 in Montreal, Canada, requested in paragraph 2 of its Recommendation I/9 that the Executive Secretary develop by January 2006 draft guidelines for the fourth national report for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its eighth meeting. The Working Group also requested the Executive Secretary to undertake consultations with Parties in the process of developing draft guidelines for the fourth national report. In response, the Executive Secretary has developed draft guidelines for the fourth national report, which are herewith attached for your review. You are kindly invited to provide comments on the attached document no later than 15 December, 2005, in order for the revised draft guidelines to be made available for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its eighth meeting scheduled in March 2006.