17.120 to 17.123 Reporting requirements

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Decision directed to: Secretariat

The Secretariat shall maintain a list of reporting requirements and continue to make the information available on the CITES website in a timely and easily accessible manner.


Decision directed to: Secretariat

The Secretariat shall engage with appropriate bodies, such as, but not limited to, the United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and/or the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), regarding the establishment of a sustainable global framework to store and manage illegal trade data collected through the Parties’ annual illegal trade reports, including identifying the associated cost implications and how such costs could be met, and report to the Standing Committee with its findings and recommendations.


Decision directed to: Standing Committee

The Standing Committee shall review the findings and recommendations of the Secretariat reported under Decision 17.121 and prepare its own findings and recommendations for the consideration of the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.


Decision directed to: Secretariat

The Secretariat shall continue to collaborate with the secretariats of other conventions, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and other bodies in order to facilitate the harmonization of knowledge management and streamlining of reporting, including ways to reduce the burden of reporting on Parties.