18.30

18.30
Decision directed to:
Standing Committee
The Standing Committee shall, with the assistance of the Secretariat:

a) consider implications of adding Arabic, Chinese and Russian to the working languages of the Convention, including for the administration, budget, implementation and effectiveness of the Convention;

b) particularly consider benefits and challenges specific to adding each one of these languages as working languages of the Convention, taking note of document CoP18 Doc. 8 on
Draft resolution on language strategy for the Convention and of United Nations General Assembly resolution 71/328 on Multilingualism; and

c) report its conclusions and recommendations to the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.