Sponsored Delegates Project - Sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties

Sponsored Delegates Project

 

Sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
Bangkok (Thailand), 03-14 March 2013

The Sponsored Delegates Project aims to ensure representation at meetings of the Conference of the Parties of least developed countries, developing countries and countries with economies in transition that do not have sufficient funds to support the participation of two delegates. Full participation in meetings of the Conference of the Parties is essential to ensure that the recommendations and decisions that are voted reflect the agreements reached by the majority of CITES Parties. This is very important given that, in the past, the results of several crucial votes taken at the meetings were decided by very close margins.

The Secretariat hereby invites all States and organizations that might be able to provide financial support to inform it as soon as possible of their intention to contribute to this important project. The fund-raising target for this project is USD 1 million, to enable the Secretariat to provide the same level of support to Parties as at previous meetings.


 

Contributions received for the CoP16 Sponsored Delegates Project

(as of 8 February 2013)

Donors
Amount in USD
Austria (EUR 5,000) 6,367
Canada (CAD 30,000) 29,934
China
20,000
Finland (EUR 20,000) (pledged)
32,000
Germany (EUR 30,000)
38,449
Netherlands (EUR 10,000)
13,023
Norway (NOK 282,000)
46,536
Norway (NOK 500,000) (pledged)
91,000
Nunavut, Government of (CAD 5,000)
4,906
Sweden (SEK 250,000)
37,405
Switzerland (CH15,000)
15,674
United Kingdom (GBP 50,000)
80,347
United States
62,000
Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation 19,190
African Development Bank 48,000
Asian Development Bank (pledged) 75,000
Loro Parque Fundacion (EUR 2,500) 3,124
Pew Environment Group 5,041
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums 4,800
Total 632,797
   
Programme Support Costs
72,800
Net amount
559,997
CoP15 unspent balance
134,837
Grand Total
694,834

 

Read Notification to the Parties No. 2012/018 for more about the Sponsored Delegates Project.

If you are interested in making a financial contribution to this project, please contact the CITES Secretariat (juan.vasquez [at] cites.org).