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WGRI Recommendation

. Review of progress in revising/updating and implementing national biodiversity strategies and action plans and submission of fifth national reports

5/3Review of progress in revising/updating and implementing national biodiversity strategies and action plans and submission of fifth national reports

The Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention recommends that the Conference of Parties, at its twelfth meeting, adopt a decision along the following lines:
The Conference of the Parties
1.Expresses its appreciation to the Government of Japan and other donors for their most generous contribution to support developing countries, in particular the least developed countries, small island developing States and countries with economies in transition, in developing the capacity to review and, as appropriate, update and revise their national biodiversity strategies and action plans, and to prepare their fifth national reports;
2.Expresses its gratitude to international organizations and convention secretariats, especially the Global Environment Facility and its Implementing Agencies, for their efforts in facilitating developing countries, in particular, the least developed countries, small island developing States and countries with economies in transition, to review and, as appropriate, update and revise their national biodiversity strategies and action plans, and to prepare their fifth national reports;
3.Recalls decisions X/2, X/10 and XI/2 and XI/3, and commends those Parties and other Governments that have reviewed and, as appropriate, updated and revised their national biodiversity strategies and action plans in line with the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, adopted relevant indicators, and submitted their fifth national reports;
4.Urges those Parties that have not yet done so, to review and, as appropriate, update and revise their national biodiversity strategies and action plans in line with the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, to adopt indicators at the national level as soon as possible and, in any event, no later than October 2015, and to submit their fifth national reports;
5.Calls upon all Parties to continue and to accelerate where necessary the implementation of their national biodiversity strategies and action plans in order to contribute towards the mission, goals and targets of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.
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