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TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE SUBSIDIARY BODY ON IMPLEMENTATION

(Annex, Decision XII/26)

1. Under the guidance of the Conference of the Parties, the Subsidiary Body on Implementation should perform the following functions in order to support the Conference of the Parties in keeping under review the implementation of the Convention pursuant to its Article 23, paragraph 4:

(a) Review relevant information on progress in the implementation of the Convention, including in the provision of support for the implementation of the Convention, as well as of any strategic plans and other relevant decisions adopted by the Conference of the Parties, and on progress in the achievement of targets established under the Convention;

(b) Assist the Conference of the Parties in preparing decisions on enhancing the implementation of the Convention, as appropriate;

(c) Identify, and develop recommendations to overcome, obstacles encountered in implementing the Convention and any strategic plans adopted under it;

(d) Develop recommendations on how to strengthen mechanisms to support implementation of the Convention, and any strategic plans adopted under it;

(e) Review the impacts and effectiveness of existing processes under the Convention and identify ways and means that increase efficiencies, including an integrated approach to the implementation of the Convention and its Protocols, including in areas such as resource mobilization, guidance to the financial mechanism, capacity-building, national reporting, technical and scientific cooperation and the clearing-house mechanism, and communication, education and public awareness;

(f) Perform such other functions as may be determined by the Conference of the Parties.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme