Thirteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice

SBSTTA-13 Information Notes for Participants

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    This revision is issued to provide/clarify the address and name of the focal person to whom posters can be sent.

Requests for side-events should be made using the online system available on the Secretariat’s web site at: The deadline for the receipt of requests is 21 January 2008.

Processed side-event requests can be viewed on the Secretariat’s web site at:

Subject to availability of rooms and provided that side-event requests are received before the set deadline of 21 January 2008, meeting rooms equipped for PowerPoint presentations will be assigned, to the extent possible, on the indicated dates and time slots. It should be noted that side-events may be rescheduled in the interests of the official sessions of the meeting and that there may be a cost when an event is assigned in a room that does not already contain the required equipment. Should this be the case, side-event organizers will be notified accordingly.

Organizers of side-events wishing to enquire about costs for catering should contact directly the designated focal person, namely Mr. Massimo Albanesi whose coordinates are as follows:

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome, Italy
Telephone: + 39 065 705 6578
Fax: + 39 065 705 3658

It should be noted that food and drinks are not allowed in the meeting rooms. Side-event organizers without Internet access or experiencing difficulties using the online system mentioned above could address the duly completed form (Annex C) to the attention of:

Mr. Aballache Yesli
Conference Officer
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
World Trade Centre
413 St Jacques Street, Suite 800
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2Y IN9
Telephone (Direct line): +1 514 287 7043
Fax: + 1 514 288 65 88
E- mail:

For the purposes of the publication of a compendium of side-events held during the meeting, side-event organizers are kindly requested to submit no later than 17 March 2008 to the Secretariat ( a short abstract on the objective of the side-event as well as a summary of the event.

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