ASEAN WORKSHOP FOCUSES ON HARMONIZATION OF REPORTING TO BIODIVERSITY-RELATED CONVENTIONS
Held from 15-17 April 2009, in Hanoi, Vietnam, a workshop on harmonization of reporting to biodiversity-related conventions gathered representatives of seven ASEAN countries and Australia.
Its goal was to provide a venue to develop a framework to harmonize national reporting to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, and World Heritage Convention. A strong focus was put on building the capacity of the ASEAN countries to improve and streamline national reporting as an output of implementation of global conventions.
The workshop was lead by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, in partnership with the Vietnam Environment Administration and with the support of the United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and the biodiversity-related convention secretariats.
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