PROVISIONAL AGENDA (UNEP/CBD/IC/1/1 and /Add. 1): The agenda was prepared by the UNEP Secretariat on the basis of UNEP Governing Council Decision 17/30 of May 1993, which established the ICCBD and requested the Executive Director to convene this meeting. The addendum includes annotations to the provisional agenda including proposals by the Executive Director on the organization of work and a listing of the issues before the Committee.
DRAFT RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR THE ICCBD (UNEP/CBD/IC/1/2): The draft rules of procedure have been adapted from the INC with appropriate changes made to distinguish the ICCBD from the INC. Language has been inserted to allow for the expansion in the size of the Bureau. As well, the language in the rules has been made gender-neutral.
ISSUES BEFORE THE ICCBD (UNEP/CBD/IC/1/3): This note from the Executive Director outlines the activities undertaken since the conclusion of negotiations. It presents an overview of the issues before the Committee.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE RESULTS OF THE EXPERT PANELS (UNEP/CBD/IC/1/4): This note, prepared by the Executive Director, summarizes the meetings of the four panels established to prepare advice on issues identified by Resolution 2 of the Nairobi Final Act.
THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF LEGAL REGIMES UNDER MULTILATERAL TREATIES (UNEP/CBD/IC/1/5 and /Corr.1): This note, prepared by the Interim Secretariat, is a background document on the procedures, legal effects and both advantages and disadvantages of various legal regimes including amendments, protocols, annexes, resolutions, declarations or interpretive statements, and reservations.
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