19.20, 19.21, 17.55 (Rev. CoP19) & 17.56 (Rev. CoP19) Cooperation with Multilateral Environmental Agreements and other international organizations

Decision directed to
17.55 (Rev. CoP19)
Decision directed to:
Parties are encouraged to strengthen synergies among biodiversity multilateral environmental agreements at the national level by, among others, improving coordination and cooperation between national focal points and strengthening capacity-building activities.
17.56 (Rev. CoP19)
Decision directed to:
Standing Committee, with support of the Secretariat
The Standing Committee shall, with support of the Secretariat, explore options consistent with the CITES Strategic Vision to strengthen cooperation, collaboration and synergies at all relevant levels between CITES and the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, taking into account the outcomes of the Second Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-related Conventions on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (Bern II), as well as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals. This should involve the members of the Liaison Group of Biodiversity-related Conventions, and, as appropriate, engagement with other relevant organizations and processes, including processes under the Rio Conventions. The Standing Committee shall report on the implementation of this Decision at the 20th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
Decision directed to:
Subject to external funding, the Secretariat shall, prepare for consideration by the Standing Committee a partnership strategy for the Parties, the Permanent Committees and the Secretariat to identify priorities for collaboration that specifically enhance the implementation of the Convention, as well as its effectiveness and efficiency, through strategic partnerships.
Decision directed to:
Standing Committee
The Standing Committee shall review the draft partnership strategy developed by the Secretariat under Decision 19.20 and make recommendations for consideration at the 20th meeting of the Conference of Parties.