SC49 - Agenda and documents


Forty-ninth meeting of the Standing Committee

Geneva (Switzerland), 22-25 April 2003

Provisional agenda and documents


Agenda item

Document No

1. Opening remarks by the Chairman
(no document)
2. Rules of Procedure
SC49 Doc. 2
3. Adoption of the Agenda
SC49 Doc. 3 (Rev. 3)
4. Credentials
(no document)
5. Admission of observers
SC49 Doc. 5
6. Memoranda of Understanding
6.1 Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
(no document)

6.2 Memorandum of Understanding with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)

SC49 Doc. 6.2
6.3 Memorandum of Understanding with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
SC49 Doc. 6.3

Process for consideration of technical implementation issues

SC49 Doc. 7
  Terms of Reference of the Working Group on Technical Implementation Issues
SC49 Doc. 7.1
8. Economic incentives and trade policy
SC49 Doc. 8
9. Financial and administrative matters
9.1 Development of containment strategies
SC49 Doc. 9.1
9.2 Budget cycle
SC49 Doc. 9.2
10. Asian big cats
SC49 Doc. 10
11. Elephants
11.1 Control of internal ivory trade
SC49 Doc. 11.1
11.2 Baseline information from MIKE
SC49 Doc. 11.2 (Rev. 1)
11.3 Measures for improving law enforcement coordination between ivory producing and ivory importing States
SC49 Doc. 11.3
11.4 Elephants and ivory trade (Kenya)
SC49 Doc. 11.4
12. Export quotas
SC49 Doc. 12
13. Significant trade in specimens of Appendix-II species
SC49 Doc. 13
14. Use of certificates in connection with ATA or TIR carnets
(no document)
15. National reports
SC49. Doc. 15
16. Guidelines on compliance with the Convention
SC49. Doc. 16
17. Enforcement matters
(no document)
18. National Legislation Project
SC49. Doc. 18

Criteria for amendment of Appendices I and II

SC49 Doc. 19
20. Periodic review of the Appendices
SC49 Doc. 20
SC49 Doc. 20.1
21. Rescue of live specimens in special circumstances
SC49 Doc. 21
22. Financial report for 2002
SC49 Doc. 22
Annex 1
Annex 2
Annex 3
Annex 4
Annex 5

23. Report of UNEP
SC49 Doc. 23
24. Reports of regional representatives
24.1 Africa
SC49 Doc. 24.1 (Rev.1)
         – Annexes (English only)
24.2 Asia
(no document)
24.3 Central and South America and the Caribbean
SC49 Doc. 24.3
         – Annex 1
Annex 1
         – Annex 2 (Spanish only)
Annex 2
         – Annex 3 (Spanish only)
Annex 3
24.4 Europe
SC49 Doc. 24.4
         – Annex (English only)
24.5 North America
SC49 Doc. 24.5
         – Annexes 1 and 2 (English only); Annex 3 (Spanish only)
24.6 Oceania
SC49 Doc. 24.6
         – Annex (English only)
25. Any other business
(no document)
26. Determination of the time and venue of the next meeting
(no document)
27. Closing remarks
(no document)


Information documents


Document title

Document No.

1. Some questions and answers about MIKE and ETIS in regard to CoP12 decisions
SC49 Inf. 1
2. Japan's basic position and implementing situation on the elephant issue
SC49 Inf. 2
3. Proposal from Japan
SC49 Inf. 3
4. Comments on IFAW's report "Defining and implementing conditions for the proposed sales of ivory from Botswana, Namibia and South Africa as approved by CoP XII of CITES"
SC49 Inf. 4
5. CoP12 document Prop.12.1
SC49 Inf. 5
6. Accord sur les privilèges et immunités de l'Organisation des Nations Unies conclu entre le Conseil fédéral suisse et le Secrétaire général de l'Organisation des Nations Unies (available only in French in hard copy)
SC49 Inf. 6