Notification 2018-101

Review of experience in holding concurrently the meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol, and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol

Dear Madam/Sir, Pursuant to decision 14/32, I am pleased to invite Parties to provide their experience/perspectives on holding concurrently the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol and the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol, using the questionnaire attached to this notification. A preliminary assessment of the experience in holding the meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention and its Protocols concurrently was made available to the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation as document CBD/SBI/2/16/ADD1 (https://www.cbd.int/doc/c/2a4e/4a1b/9aa23008d4af76c6e2cf4de8/sbi-02-16-add1-en.pdf). This preliminary assessment will be updated, based on the views received, and made available to the third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation for its consideration and recommendation to the next meeting of Conference of the Parties to the Convention and the meetings of the Parties to the Protocols. Completed questionnaires should be sent to the Secretariat at secretariat@cbd.int or by fax to +1-514-288-6588 by 29 March 2019. This questionnaire is complementary to an online survey being sent to participants of the UN Biodiversity Conference, soliciting their views on this matter. Please accept, Madam/Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Executive Secretary

To: CBD, CPB and ABS National Focal Points

2018-12-11

Action required by 2019-03-29

Subject(s): Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing, Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

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