Standing Committee 63 meeting

The Convention on Wetlands has interim meetings between COPs, of the Standing Committee. This year’s Standing Committee meeting 63 was in Gland, Switzerland, in June 2024. Co-Chair of WWN, Chris Rostron, was present.

Topics of discussion included the Convention’s next Strategic Plan, and CEPA (Communications, Education, Participation, Awareness). There is likely to be a new Draft Resolution on CEPA put forward, and CEPA will also be in the Strategic Plan.

The Committee set the themes for the next three World Wetlands Days.

2025: Protecting wetlands for our common future (also the proposed COP15 theme)
2026: Wetlands and traditional knowledge: celebrating cultural heritage
2027: Wetlands for sustainable cities

The large global NGOs with ‘International Organisation Partner’ status met to prepare their approach to COP15.

The Convention website hosts photos of the meeting, and Daily Reports.