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Workshop for facilitative sharing of views at the forty-sixth session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation

Third workshop for the facilitative sharing of views

The next workshop for the facilitative sharing of views will take place on 15 May 2017 during the forty-sixth session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) in Bonn, Germany.

Parties underdoing FSV during SBI 46

For the third FSV workshop, non-Annex I Parties that have submitted a BUR and have a final summary report by 10 March 2017 will be subjected to the FSV. For information on the status of final summary reports, please refer to

The Parties will present as follows:

Schedule FSV workshop 3

Date of FSV


Name of Party








15 May 2017




















8 Republic of Moldova






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Written questions in advance

As provided in paragraph 6 of annex IV to decision 2/CP 17, Parties are allowed to submit written questions in advance of the FSV workshop. The secretariat has been in contact with all Parties (via National Focal Points) to inform them of the steps for submitting such written questions in advance.

For the third workshop of FSV in Bonn, the period to submit written questions in advance is open to all Parties from 15 March to 15 April 2017.


15 March to 15 April

Other interested Parties may submit, through a dedicated on-line portal, questions to the non-Annex I Parties undergoing FSV at SBI 46.

15 March to 12 May 2017

Non-Annex I Parties undergoing FSV may provide responses to the questions received, through a dedicated on-line portal.

15 May 2017

FSV workshop. Non-Annex I Parties will make a presentation on their BURs, followed by a question and answer session among Parties.

The working language for the question and answer process is English.

Questions or requests for clarification on the process can be addressed to the secretariat using the email address:

Queries about submission of question through the on-line portal, please use the email address:

Other organizational matters

Time allocation: The workshop will comprise three-hour sessions on 15 May 2017.  Each Party will be allocated 35 minutes on average, as follows: 

a. Opening –1 minute each to introduce each Party;
b. Presentation –15 minutes per Party on average to present their BUR;
c. Question and answer –20 minutes per Party on average after each presentation.

In the event that the Party undergoing FSV receives no or very few questions, the total time allocated to that Party can be shortened. Upon completion of the question and answer session for one Party, the next Party will be invited to begin its presentation.

The sessions will also be streamline live on YouTube; here and made publicly available on the secretariat's website.

Output of the FSV: A record of the FSV, summarizing the presentation by the Party and corresponding interaction with other Parties, will be prepared, under the guidance of the SBI Chair, for each Party undergoing the FSV. This, together with the summary report, will constitute the final output of the ICA for each Party.