Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Fourth Session of ACAP's Meeting of Parties to be held in Lima, Peru in April 2012: key dates announced

MoP4 Meeting Circular No. 1

The Fourth Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (MoP4) will be held in Lima, Peru from 23 -27 April 2012.

Key dates for MoP4

24 November 2011:
Submission of proposed amendments to the Agreement.

23 December 2011:
The Advisory Committee's report on progress with implementation of the Agreement circulated to Parties.
The Advisory Committee's report on its activities circulated to Parties.

23 January 2012:
Submission date for meeting documents requiring translation.
Submission date for applications from observers representing international organisations.

22 February 2012:
Parties' comments on proposals to amend the Agreement or its Annexes
submitted to Secretariat.
Meeting working documents distributed in the three official languages.
Provisional agenda circulated.
Submission date for applications from observers representing non-international organisations.
Final date for submission of meeting documents, including information papers

24 April 2012:
Official credentials submitted by Parties' Representatives to the Secretariat.

As noted above, written applications for observer status from international scientific, environmental, cultural or technical bodies should be submitted to the Secretariat at least 90 days prior to the MoP4 (by 23 January 2012).

Requests for observer status from any other scientific, environmental, cultural or technical bodies should be submitted to the Secretariat at least 60 days prior to the meeting (by 22 February 2012).

Information about the venue, a draft agenda and list of papers for the meeting will be provided shortly.

Warren Papworth, Executive Secretary ACAP Secretariat, 9 November 2011