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9th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice of the Convention on Biological Diversity  


10 - 14 November 2003 | Montreal, Canada

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Highlights for
Friday, 14 November 2003
 

On Friday, Working Group I met briefly in the morning to consider a Conference Room Paper on the programme of work for protected areas, and adopt its report. Closing Plenary convened in morning and afternoon sessions to discuss preparations for SBSTTA-10 and 11, adopt the meeting's report, including recommendations from the meeting, and hear closing statements.       

Above photo L-R: Hamdallah Zedan, CBD Executive Secretary looks on as Alfred Oteng-Yeboah gaveled SBSTTA-9 to a close.


Working Group I: 


Jan Plesnik, Czech Republic, reported on the Contact Group that met on Thursday night to consider the PoW on PAs.


Above photo L-R: Chair Robert Andren, Jo Mulongoy (CBD) and Hamdallah Zedan, CBD Executive Secretary



Plenary:


Chair Robert Andren (Sweden) reported on the work of WG-I, which had worked into the morning.


Chair Asghar Fazel (Iran) reported on the work of WG-II, which had overcome many challenges.

 


Closing Statements: 

 

Hamdallah Zedan, the Executive Secretary of the CBD, commended delegations’ commitment despite the challenging and heavy agenda. He stressed that SBSTTA-9 had laid a secure foundation for COP-7.



Liberia, on behalf of the AFRICAN GROUP, called for a legally-binding agreement or a CBD-specific funding mechanism.




Malaysia, on behalf of the Asia Pacific Group, reiterated the invitation to COP-7 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.



Brazil called for a regional preparatory meeting prior to COP-7.



Mauritius, on behalf of the Small Island Developing States, said that biodiversity was crucial, particularly in fragile and vulnerable marine and coastal ecosystems.



Slovakia, on behalf of the Eastern and Central European Region, said it had been difficult to find consensus in preparation for COP-7, but progress had been made, particularly on the key issue of protected areas.




Italy
, as the President of the EU, said discussions had been constructive and fruitful and that SBSTTA-9 would assist in the achievement of the 2010 target.



Jordan
thanked those countries who had facilitated the participation of the Arab States.



Chair Yeboah
(center) thanked all delegates for their commitment and looked forward to meeting them at COP-7 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in February. Chair Yeboah then gaveled the meeting to a close at 6:12 p.m.


Above photo: Congratulations for a successful conclusion of SBSTTA-9.


SBSTTA-9 ENB TEAM:


Above photo L-R: Sabrina Shaw and Charlotte Salpin 


Above photo L-R:  ENB (Sabrina Shaw, Stefan Jungcurt, Nicole Schabus, and Dagmar Lohan) discussing text or are they? 



Above photo L-R: ENB (Sabrina Shaw, Charlotte Salpin,Angeles Estrada and Stefan Jungcurt) at the SBSTTA-9 plenary. 

Links

ENB Summary of CBD SBSTTA-8 (HTML, PDF, TEXT).
ENB archives of CBD meetings.
CBD web site
SD summary and coverage of the Vth IUCN World Parks Congress.
SD summary of the Norway/UN Conference on Technology Transfer and Capacity Building.  


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