17.28 to 17.30 Rural communities

17.28

Decision directed to: Standing Committee

The Standing Committee shall establish an intersessional working group to consider how to effectively engage rural communities in the CITES processes and to present its findings and recommendations to the Standing Committee, for consideration at its 70th meeting.


17.29

Decision directed to: Standing Committee

In establishing the intersessional working group, which shall be comprised of Parties and representatives of rural communities, the Chair of the Standing Committee shall strive to achieve regional balance of Parties, with the number of members of rural communities not exceeding the number of Party delegates.


17.30

Decision directed to: Standing Committee

The Standing Committee shall make recommendations on the engagement of rural communities in CITES processes to the 18th Conference of the Parties.