19.80 Annual illegal trade reports

Decision directed to
Decision directed to:

Subject to the availability of external funds, the Secretariat shall:

a) continue its work with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), ensuring that the CITES Illegal Trade Database and its data dissemination platform are maintained in accordance with the requirements agreed by the Conference of the Parties;

b) engage in efforts to support improving overall submission rates of annual illegal trade reports by Parties in accordance with Resolution Conf. 11.17 (Rev. CoP19) on National reports, and to improve the quality of data submitted through better use of the Guidelines for the preparation and submission of the CITES annual illegal trade report;

c) report on the implementation of the present Decision at the 20th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.