Synergy between CITES and CBD
Directed to the Standing Committee
The Standing Committee, at its 53rd meeting, shall:
a) consider the findings and recommendations of the Vilm report, taking into account the Secretariat's conclusions (referred to in Decision 13.5), and any comments by the Parties, and identify possible priority actions to improve synergies between the two Conventions in areas of common concern in order to contribute to reaching the WSSD 2010 target, considering inter alia Sustainable Use, the Ecosystem Approach and Access and Benefit Sharing1; and
b) provide guidance, on that basis, to the Standing Committee's Strategic Plan Working Group on the items to be considered in the revision of the Strategic Vision and Action Plan.
13.3 Following its discussions on the outcomes of the Vilm report, the Standing Committee shall provide guidance to the Secretariat so as to revise, in conjunction with the CBD Secretariat, the Work Plan for Implementation of Joint Activities attached to the Memorandum of Cooperation between them, before the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
Directed to the Secretariat
The Secretariat shall, in collaboration with the Chairmen of the Animals and Plants Committees, review the findings and recommendations of the Vilm report in order to identify its most relevant aspects.
The Secretariat shall make its conclusions available to the Parties at least 90 days before the 53rd meeting of the Standing Committee, in order to enable Parties to submit comments for consideration by the Standing Committee.
1 Terminology as used in the Vilm report.
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