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Conference of Parties (COP)

The function of the ordinary meetings of the Contracting Parties is to keep under review the implementation of this Convention and its protocols and, in particular:

  1. To consider information submitted by the Contracting Parties under article 23;
  2. To adopt, review and amend annexes to this Convention and to its related protocols, in accordance with the provisions of article 20;
  3. To make recommendations regarding the adoption of any additional protocols or amendments to this Convention or its protocols in accordance with the provisions of articles 18 and 19;
  4. To establish working groups as required to consider any matters concerning this Convention and its protocols;
  5. To assess periodically the state of the environment in the Convention area;
  6. To consider cooperative activities to be undertaken within the framework of this Convention and its protocols, including their financial and institutional implications, and to adopt decisions relating thereto;
  7. To consider and undertake any additional action that may be required for the achievement of the purposes of this Convention and its protocols.

The Organization shall convene the first ordinary meeting of the Contracting Parties within nine months of the date on which the Convention enters into force in accordance with article 29.

Extraordinary meetings shall be convened at the request of any Contracting Party or upon the request of the Organization, provided that such requests are supported by a two-thirds majority of the Contracting Parties. It shall be the function of the extraordinary meeting of the Contracting Parties to consider only those items proposed in the request for the holding of the extraordinary meeting.

Date and place of last meeting: Nairobi, Kenya, 29 March - 1 April, 2010


Title :

COP 7 : Seventh Conference of the Parties to the Nairobi Convention

Location :

Maputo, Mozambique

Date :

10-14 December, 2012

Major theme :

Partnering for a Healthy Western Indian Ocean

Documents:

More information


Title :

COP 6 : Sixth Conference of the Parties to the Nairobi Convention

Location :

Nairobi, Kenya.

Date :

29 March - 1 April, 2010.

Major theme :

Sustaining Progress.

Report:

FInal documents


Title :

COP 5 : Fifth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Nairobi Convention

Location :

Johannesburg, South Africa

Date :

5th - 8th November 2007

Major theme :

Building on Success', focusing on the progress and successes achieved by governments, key partners and stakeholders towards the implementation of the work programmes of the two Conventions and the NEPAD Action Plan for the Environment.

Report:

Report of the Fifth meeting of the Conference of Parties [English]


Title :

COP 4 : Fourth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Nairobi Convention

Location :

Antananarivo, Madagascar

Date :

6-8 July 2004

Final Report:

Report of the Fourth Meeting of the Conference of Parties [English]


Title :

COP 3 : Third Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Nairobi Convention

Location :

Maputo, Mozambique

Date :

5-7 December 2001

Final Report:

Report of the Third Meeting of the Conference of Parties [English]


Title :

COP 2 : Second Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Nairobi Convention

Location :

Mauritius

Date :

November 1999.

Final Report:

Report of the Second Meeting of the Conference of Parties


Title :

COP 1 : First Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Nairobi Convention

Location :

Mahé Island, Seychelles.

Date :

17 and 18 March 1997

Final Report:

Report of the First Meeting of the Conference of Parties [English]


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