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 will take place between 5 and 13 November, with the physical meeting happening in Geneva, Switzerland. The high-level activities will be lead virtually by China. The theme ‘wetland actions for people and nature’. WWN will be taking part as much as possible given the likely disruptions and restrictions on travel.

WWN’s strategic approach to COP14

Materials from the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention.

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

The Ramsar Secretariat has 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

April 11, 2008

COP10 Changwon

WWN is formed

April 11, 2008
July 13, 2012

COP11 Bucharest

Grey Globes awards

July 13, 2012
November 21, 2022

COP14 Wuhan

Youth, citizen science, and natural flow of rivers!

November 21, 2022

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