74th meeting of the Standing Committee - AGENDA

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Seventy-fourth meeting of the Standing Committee

7 - 11 March 2022

 

AGENDA (provisional)

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Opening remarks of the Chair No document  
Opening remarks of the Secretary-General No document  
ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL MATTERS
1. Agenda    
  1.1 Adoption of the agenda    
  1.2 Annotated agenda    
2. Adoption of the working programme    
3. Rules of Procedure    
4. Credentials No document  
5. Admission of observers    
6. Report of the Chairs of the Animals and Plants Committees    
X. Financial matters (Resolutions Conf. 18.1 and 18.2)    
  Annex 1 Financial report on costed programme of work for the Secretariat for 2019    
  Annex 2 Financial report on costed programme of work for the Secretariat for 2020    
  Annex 3 Financial report on costed programme of work for the Secretariat for 2021 as of 30 September 2021    
  Annex 4 CITES Trust Fund (CTL) contributions as of 31 December 2019    
  Annex 5 CITES Trust Fund (CTL) contributions as of 31 December 2020    
  Annex 6 CITES Trust Fund (CTL) contributions as of 30 September 2021    
  Annex 7 CITES Trust Fund (CTL) annual distribution of unpaid contributions as of 30 September 2021    
  Annex 8 CITES External Trust Fund (QTL) contributions as of 31 December 2019    
  Annex 9 CITES External Trust Fund (QTL) contributions as of 31 December 2020    
  Annex 10 CITES External Trust Fund (QTL) contributions as of 30 September 2021    
  Annex 11 Statement of income and expenditure for CTL as of 31 December 2019    
  Annex 12 Statement of income and expenditure for QTL as of 31 December 2019    
  Annex 13 Statement of income and expenditure for CTL as of 31 December 2020 (pending from UNON)    
  Annex 14 Statement of income and expenditure for QTL as of 31 December 2020 (pending from UNON)    
X. Report on proposed budget scenarios for 2023-2025 (Resolution Conf. 18.1)    
X. Access to funding: Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.11)    
X. Administrative matters (Resolution Conf. 18.1)    
  X.1 Administrative matters including host country arrangements for the Secretariat: Report of the Finance and Budget Subcommittee    
  X.2 Administrative hosting models for the Secretariat: Report of the Finance and Budget Subcommittee    
  X.3 Report of the United Nations Environment Programme on administrative matters    
X. Arrangements for the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP19) (Resolution Conf. 18.2 Annex 1 para. 2 c) and Decisions 18.1 and 18.12)    
  X.1 Preparations for CoP19    
  X.2 Draft agenda    
  X.3 Draft working programme    
  X.4 Review of the Rules of Procedure of the Conference of the Parties: Report of the working group    
  X.5 Selection of nominees for Committee Chairs    
  X.6 CoP19 sponsored delegates    
X. Review of the ETIS programme: Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.19)    
X. MIKE and ETIS programmes: Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.21)    
X. Tree Species Programme: Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.16)    
 STRATEGIC MATTERS
X. Towards a resolution on CITES and forests    
X. Role of CITES in reducing risk of future zoonotic disease emergence associated with international wildlife trade: Report of the working group    
X. CITES Strategic Vision: 2021-2030 (Decision 18.26)    
  X.1 Report of the working group    
  X.2 Report of the Secretariat    
  X.3 Report of the Animals and Plants Committees    
X. Review of the Convention (Decision 18.27)    
X. Language strategy for the Convention: Report of the Finance and Budget Subcommittee (Decision 18.30)    
X. Engagement of indigenous peoples and local communities (Decisions 17.57 (Rev.CoP18) and 18.31)    
  X.1 Report of the working group    
  X.2 Report of the Secretariat    
X. Livelihoods (Decision 18.34)    
  X.1 Report of the working group    
  X.2 Report of the Secretariat    
X. Capacity-building: Report of the working group (Decisions 18.42-43)    
X. Cooperation with other biodiversity-related Conventions: Report of the Secretariat (Decisions 17.56 (Rev. CoP18) and 18.47)    
X. Cooperation with the World Heritage Convention: Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.54)    
X. Cooperation with the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (Resolution Conf. 18.4)    
 INTERPRETATION AND IMPLEMENTATION MATTERS
General compliance and enforcement    
X. National laws for implementation of the Convention: Report of the Secretariat (Decisions 18.64-66)    
X. National reports: Submission of annual reports (Resolution Conf. 11.17 (Rev. CoP18)    
X. Compliance matters    
  X.1 Implementation of Article XIII and Resolution Conf. 14.3 (Rev. CoP18) on CITES compliance procedures (Resolution Conf 11.3 (Rev. CoP18) para. 22.c)]    
  X.2 Application of Article XIII: Reports of the Secretariat [Resolution Conf. 14.3 (Rev. CoP18)]    
    X.2.1 Application of Article XIII in the Lao People's Democratic Republic    
    X.2.2 Application of Article XIII in the Democratic Republic of the Congo    
    X.2.3 Application of Article XIII in Guinea    
    X.2.4 Application of Article XIII in Nigeria    
    X.2.5 Introduction from the sea of sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis) by Japan    
  X.3 Malagasy ebonies (Diospyros spp.) and palisanders and rosewoods (Dalbergia spp.) (Decision 18.98)    
    X.3.1 Report of Madagascar (Decision 18.96)    
    X.3.2 Report of the SC intersessional advisory group     
    X.3.3 Report of the Secretariat (Decisions 18.94 and 18.99)    
  X.4 National ivory action plans process: Report of the Secretariat (Resolution Conf. 10.10 paras 10 and 17)    
  X.5 Totoaba (Totoaba macdonaldi): Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.295)    
X. Compliance Assistance Programme: Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.70)    
X. Review of Significant Trade in specimens of Appendix-II species    
  X.1 Implementation of recommendations of the Animals and Plants Committees [Resolution Conf. 12.8 (Rev. CoP18) para. 1 l) and m)]    
  X.2 Review of Standing Committee recommendations to suspend trade made more than two years ago    
X. Country-wide Significant Trade Reviews: Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.73)    
X. Review of Resolution Conf. 11.3 (Rev. CoP18) on Compliance and enforcement: Report of the working group (Decision 18.74)    
X. Enforcement [Resolutions Conf. 11.3 (Rev. CoP18) paras 9 and 22.b) and 17.6 para. 13.b) and Decisions 18.80 and 18.85]    
  X.1 Enforcement matters and combatting corruption: Report of the Secretariat    
  X.2 Task Force on illegal trade in specimens of CITES-listed tree species    
  X.3 International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime:
Report of the Secretariat
   
  X.4 Wildlife crime linked to the Internet: Report of the Secretariat    
X. Demand reduction to combat illegal trade: Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.87)    
X. Wildlife crime enforcement support in West and Central Africa (Decision 18.92)    
  X.1 Inclusion of Pterocarpus erinaceus in the Review of Significant Trade: Report of the Plants Committee    
  X.2 Wildlife crime enforcement support in West and Central Africa: Report of the Secretariat    
X. Asian big cats (Felidae spp.): Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.109)    
X. Rhinoceroses (Rhinocerotidae spp.): Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.113)    
X. Domestic markets for frequently illegally traded specimens: Report of the Secretariat [Resolution Conf. 17.87 (Rev. CoP18)]    
X. Closure of domestic ivory markets: Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.119)    
Regulation of trade    
X. Guidance for making legal acquisition findings: Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.124)    
X. Electronic systems and information technologies: Report of the working group and the Secretariat (Decisions 18.126 and 128)    
X. Authentication and control of permits: Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.131)    
X. Purpose codes on CITES permits and certificates: Report of the working group [Decision 14.54 (Rev. CoP18)]    
X. Transport of live specimens (Resolution Conf. 10.21)    
X. Identification materials: Report of the Animals and Plants Committee and the Secretariat (Decision 18.138)    
X. Identification and traceability of sturgeons and paddlefishes (Acipenseriformes spp.): Report of the Animals Committee [Decision 16.138 (Rev. CoP18)]    
X. Labelling system for trade in caviar: Report of the working group (Decision 18.146)    
X. Specimens produced through biotechnology: Report of the working group (Decision 18.149)    
X. Definition of the term 'appropriate and acceptable destinations': Report of the Animals Committee (Decision 18.156)    
X.  Introduction from the sea: Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.158)    
X. Disposal of confiscated specimens: Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.163)    
X. Quotas for leopard (Panthera pardus) hunting trophies: Report of the Animals Committee (Decision 18.170)    
X. Implications of the transfer of a species from one Appendix to another (Decision 18.151)    
Exemptions and special trade provisions    
X. Captive-bred and ranched specimens: Report of the Secretariat (Decision 17.102)    
X. Review of CITES provisions related to trade in specimens of animals and plants not of wild source (Decision 18.173)    
  X.1 Report of the working group    
  X.2 Report of the Animals and Plants Committees    
X. Review of the provisions of Resolution Conf. 17.7 (Rev. CoP18) (Decision 18.177)    
X. Specimens grown from wild-collected seeds or spores that are deemed to be artificially propagated: Report of the Plants Committee (Decision 18.181)    
X. Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes [Resolution Conf. 12.10 (Rev. CoP15)]    
  X.1 Registration of the operation Earth Ocean Farms. S. de R.L. de C.V. (Mexico) breeding Totoaba macdonaldi    
  X.2 Registration of the operation Tugan Falconry Club Ltd (Uzbekistan) breeding Falco pelegrinoides and Falco peregrinus    
X. Stocks and stockpiles: Report of the working group [Decision 17.170 (Rev. CoP18)]    
X. Stocks and stockpiles (elephant ivory) (Decisions 18.182 and 18.185)    
  X.1 Guidance on ivory stockpiles: Report of the working group    
  X.2 Annual inventories of stockpiles: Report of the Secretariat    
SPECIES SPECIFIC MATTERS
X. West African vultures (Accipitridae spp.): Report of the Animals Committee (Decision 18.192)    
X. Eels (Anguilla anguilla) (Decision 18.201)    
  X.1 Report of the Secretariat    
  X.2 Report of the Animals Committee    
X. Precious corals [Order Antipatharia/Family Coralliidae]: Report of the Animals Committee [Decision 17.193 (Rev. CoP18)]    
X. Marine turtles (Cheloniidae spp. and Dermochelyidae spp.) (Decision 18.217)    
  X.1 Report of the Secretariat    
  X.2 Report of the Animals Committee    
X. Sharks and rays (Elasmobranchii spp.) (Decisions 18.224 and 225)    
  X.1 Legal acquisition findings and control and monitoring of stockpiles of shark parts and derivatives: Report of the working group    
  X.2 Report of the Secretariat    
  X.3 Report of the Animals Committee    
X. Elephants (Elephantidae spp.): Implementation of Resolution Conf. 10.10 (Rev. CoP18): Report of the Secretariat (Resolution Conf. 10.10 paras 17 c) and 19, and Decisions 18.227 c) and 18.121)    
X. CITES Big Cats Task Force (Felidae spp.): Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.248 paras a and d)    
X. Seahorses (Hippocampus spp.) (Decision 18.233)    
  X.1 Report of the Secretariat    
  X.2 Report of the Animals Committee    
X. Great apes (Hominidae spp.): Report of the Secretariat [Resolution Conf. 13.4 (Rev. CoP18)]    
X. Rosewood tree species [Leguminoseae (Fabaceae)]: Report of the Plants Committee (Decision 18.237)    
X. Pangolins (Manis spp.): Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.241)    
X. African lions (Panthera leo): Report of the Secretariat [Decision 18.248 paras b)-d)]    
X. Jaguars (Panthera onca): Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.253)    
X. Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii): Report of the Secretariat [Resolution Conf. 11.8 (Rev. CoP17)]    
X. Helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil): Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.269)    
X. Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.): Report of the Secretariat and the Animals Committee (Decision 18.273)    
X. Queen conch (Strombus gigas): Report of the Secretariat (Decision 18.277)    
X. Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.) (Decision 18.287)    
  X.1 Report of the Secretariat    
  X.2 Report of Madagascar [invited]    
Maintenance of the Appendices    
X. Nomenclature of Appendix-III listings: Report of the Animals and Plants Committees (Decision 18.314)    
X. Annotations: Report of the working group (Decisions 16.162 (Rev. CoP18) and 18.319)    
X. Mechanisms and information system for the review of existing and proposed annotations: Report of the Secretariat (Decisions 18.316-317 and 18.319)    
X. Annotation #15: Report of the Secretariat and the Plants Committee (Decision 18.322)    
X. Products containing specimens of Appendix-II orchids: Report of the Plants Committee (Decision 18.330)    
X. Guidance for the publication of the Appendices (Decision 18.332)    
X. Reservations entered after the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties: Report of the Secretariat    
CONCLUDING ITEMS
X. Any other business    
X. Determination of the time and venue of the 75th and 76th meetings No document  
X Closing remarks No document  
  X.1
Observers

– Organizations

– Non-party States

– Parties

   
  X.2 Standing Committee    
  X.3 Secretary-General    
  X.4 Chair