Update to the Conservation Committee on Co-operation with other Organisations
At IWC67 the Commission endorsed several recommendations for strengthening engagement with other organisations. The IWC Secretariat, in collaboration with members of the Conservation Committee and Scientific Committee have been working to take forward these mandates in addition to exploring some newly emerging opportunities. The Secretariat’s capacity to be engaged is limited by workloads as well as budget, leading to the need to establish priorities for engagement and representation by other means, such as through other members of the IWC community.
The Secretariat regularly updates Contracting Governments and observers on the relevant activities in other IGOs and these include requests for assistance in preparation for IWC engagement, whether by the Secretariat or member country representatives.
This paper provides an update on engaging other organisations for information and any comments. In particular, views are requested on three potential MOUs and IWC input to development of the Post-2020 Framework for Biodiversity.