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Nineteenth Meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Plants Committee (PC)

18-21 April 2011 | Geneva, Switzerland

Highlights for Monday, 18 April 2011
CITESJohn Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General, opened the 19th meeting of the CITES Plants Committee (PC 19) on 18 April 2011. He emphasized relationships with other international conventions and processes; the relevance of the International Year of Forests for the Convention’s work on timber; the increasing use of Appendix III by parties; and the need to simplify annotations. The Committee elected Margarita Clemente (Spain) as PC 19 Chair, and Hesiquio Benitez (Mexico) as Vice-Chair by acclamation. Noting the heavy agenda of the meeting, Chair Clemente drew the Committee’s attention to non-detriment findings (NDF), annotations, and the periodic review, among others.

Plenary addressed organizational matters and established 12 working groups, including on: the PC work plan; NDF; annotations; the review of significant trade in Appendix II species; and the periodic review of plant species included in the CITES Appendices. The working groups are expected to convene the whole day on Tuesday and on Wednesday morning.
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A view of the opening plenary.
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John Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General, opened the 19th meeting of the Plants Committee.
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PC19 dais. L-R: Margarita Clemente, PC19 Chair; John Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General; and David Morgan, Secretariat.
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*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of the Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP15) of CITES, 13-25 March 2010, Doha, Qatar (English: HTML - PDF) (Frech: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of the Fifty-eighth meeting of the CITES Standing Committee (SC58), 6-10 July 2009, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of Twenty-fourth meeting of the CITES Animals Committee, 20-24 April 2009, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of CITES PC18, 17-21 March 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS archive of CITES meetings
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