CITES Strategic Plan Working Group
Standing Committee, at its 53rd meeting (Geneva, June –
July 2005), agreed to the terms
of reference of the Strategic Plan Working Group.
The CITES Secretariat is compiling the reviews referred to in
the terms of reference so that all completed reviews can be made
available to the Working Group when it first meets in the week
of 24 April 2006 in Ottawa, Canada. These reviews will help the
Working Group to identify outcomes and deficiencies and to determine
whether the objectives have been achieved and whether the Convention’s
resources have been optimally applied.
In accordance with the terms of reference, the Secretariat invites
Parties to provide their review of outcomes relating to each objective
of the current Strategic Vision and to submit these reviews to
the Secretariat as soon as possible. It would be helpful if, in
their reviews, Parties included an assessment of their actions
and effectiveness, identified which objectives of the Strategic
Vision and assigned Action
Points need to continue, and suggested, where appropriate,
new Objectives and Action Points to take into account paragraph
h) of the terms of reference, among others.
Non-governmental organizations are also invited to provide their
own reviews of the achievement of the objectives of the Strategic
Parties and NGOs are invited to submit their reviews of the Strategic
Vision through their regional
representative on the Working Group. Comments can be sent
electronically to Deputy Secretary-General Dr Jim Armstrong at
See also Notification to
the Parties No. 2006/018.