An important part of our work is directed towards the Convention of Parties to the Ramsar Convention, or Ramsar COP, the large meeting that happens every three years.

COP14 took place between 5 and 13 November, with the physical meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. The high-level activities were lead virtually by China. The theme was ‘wetland actions for people and nature’. WWN played an active role, assisting Youth Engaged in Wetlands, running daily briefings, hosting and presenting in side-events, and drafting and delivering the NGO Statement to the closing plenary session of the COP.

Read the final resolutions from COP14

WWN’s strategic approach to COP14

Materials from the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention.

The Ramsar Convention’s Secretariat provides guidance and materials for COP14.

The Ramsar Secretariat created webinars to help National Focal Points and Contracting Parties prepare for COP14. You can find them on their Capacity Building webpage.

English webinar recording by Ramsar Secretariat on preparing National Reports

The resources include recorded webinars, downloadable PowerPoint presentations, and other relevant text-based documents.

WWN’s history at Ramsar COP


COP10 Changwon

WWN is formed


COP11 Bucharest

Grey Globes awards


COP14 Wuhan

Youth, citizen science, and natural flow of rivers!


For a deep dive into WWN and Ramsar, see the dozens of documents on the Ramsar website that mention WWN.