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Promoting effective participation in the Convention process. Note by the secretariat.

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Factors affecting the participation of observers in sessions of Convention bodies, and at meetings and workshops, including the admission procedures for observer organizations, the imbalance in participation by non-governmental organizations from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention and from Parties with economies in transition, and modalities for a more meaningful participation, are addressed. The Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) may wish to endorse current approaches to the admission of organizations by the secretariat and to consider options for improving participation, including any financial implications. The SBI may also wish to consider recommendations of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues concerning the participation of indigenous peoples in the Convention process, with a view to making an appropriate response.

Item 9 (d) of the provisional agenda
Arrangements for intergovernmental meetings. Effective participation in the Convention process.


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meeting papers




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United Nations Office at Geneva | Geneva (Switzerland) | 16/04/2004