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


09:00 - 18:00


United Nations Campus





First workshop for the facilitative sharing of views

The first-ever workshop for the facilitative sharing of views took place from 20 to 21 May 2016 during the forty-fourth session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) in Bonn, Germany.

Parties underdoing FSV during SBI 44

Out of the 24 non-Annex I Parties that had submitted their BUR by February 2016, 14 BURs were subjected to technical analysis already in 2015, six BURs underwent technical analysis from 29 February to 4 March 2016, and the remaining four were included in the technical analysis session held from 13 to 17 June 2016. For information of the status of final summary reports outcome cycle 1, please see the link, and for outcome cycle 2 here.

In this first FSV session held at SBI 44, non-Annex I Parties that had submitted a BUR and had a final summary report by 29 February 2016 were subjected to the FSV (see details). The Parties presented in alphabetical order as follows:.

Schedule FSV workshop 1

Date of FSV


Name of Party

Day 1:
Fri, 20 May 2016





Bosnia and Herzegovina


















Republic of Korea






South Africa

Day 2: 
Sat, 21 May 2016


The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia






Viet Nam

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Written questions in advance

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

The period to submit written questions in advance was open to all Parties from 19 March to 19 May 2016 as outlined below. The working language for the question and answer process was English ( additional information (85 kB) ).


Format, duration and other organizational matters

1. Chairing arrangement: The SBI Chair presided over the proceedings of the workshop. In the event, that the SBI Chair could not be available, the Vice-Chair or the Rapporteur of the SBI could, on his behalf, preside over the workshop.

2. Time allocation: The workshop was comprised of three three-hour sessions spanning over 2 days from
20 to 21 May 2016.  Each three-hour session covered five Parties (in alphabetical order) and each Party was 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 received no or very few questions, the total time allocated to that Party was shortened. Upon completion of the question and answer session for one Party, the next Party was invited to begin its presentation.

3. Representation of Parties: Based on the anticipated nature of potential questions, it was expected that a representative, with competencies in both policy and technical issues, would speak on behalf of the Party.

4. Order of participation and placement of speakers and seating arrangements: The order of participation during the workshop was alphabetical. The Parties undergoing FSV were requested to make a presentation and address any questions from their respective Party’s seat on the floor.

5Workshop participants: Following the practice of the SBI for similar events, the workshop was open to Parties and observers. However, only Parties could pose questions and seek clarification. The sessions were webcasted and made publicly available on the secretariat’s website.

6. Output of the FSV: A record of the FSV, summarizing the presentation by the Party and corresponding questions and answers, was prepared, under the guidance of the SBI Chair, for each Party that went through the FSV. This, together with the summary report, constituted the final output of the ICA for each Party and were made available here