Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Eleventh Meeting of ACAP’s Advisory Committee, Florianópolis, Brazil, May 2019: First Circular released

The Eleventh Meeting of ACAP’s Advisory Committee (AC11) will be held from Monday 13 to Friday 17 May 2019, in the Jurerê Internacional Il Campanario Hotel, Florianópolis, Brazil.   AC11 Meeting Circular 1 giving information on meeting location and dates, submission of documents and application from Observers is now available online.  Details follow.

 

Jurerê Internacional Il Campanario Hotel

Meetings of the Seabird Bycatch Working Group, and the Population and Conservation Status Working Group will precede AC11 at the same venue (SBWG9 from Monday 6 to Wednesday 8 May, and PaCSWG5 from Thursday 9 to Friday 10 May).

A Heads of Delegation meeting will be convened on Sunday 12 May 2019 in the late afternoon/ evening. The time for this meeting will be advised closer to the meeting date.

Meeting Documents

The deadlines for submission and distribution of meeting documents for AC11 and the Working Group meetings follow:

11 January 2019 Draft agenda for AC11 (and Working Groups) distributed by the Secretariat

12 February 2019 Deadline for inclusion of new items in the meeting agendas

14 March 2019 Revised draft agendas for AC11 and Working Group meetings distributed

7 March 2019 Deadline for submission of AC11 Working Papers and Working Group Papers requiring translation (full documents are required by this deadline, however, only the abstracts of WG papers will be translated).

29 March 2019 Deadline for submission of AC11 Information Papers, and Working Group Information Papers

6 April 2019 Meeting documents distributed in all working languages by the Secretariat

Dates are close of business local times. Meeting documents will not be accepted after these dates. It would assist the operation of the Secretariat if papers were submitted as early as possible. It would be appreciated if participants could advise the Secretariat in advance of any papers that they intend submitting to the meetings.

Applications for Observer Status

The deadlines for submission of requests for Observer status to attend AC11 are:

12 February 2019 Deadline for submission of written requests for observer status by international bodies

14 March 2019 Deadline for submission of written requests for observer status from non-international bodies

14 March 2019 International bodies advised if their request for observer status has been approved

12 April 2019 Non-international bodies advised if their request for observer status has been approved

Information on registration and other meeting arrangements will be provided in Meeting Circular 2.

Marco Favero, ACAP Executive Secretary & Nathan Walker Chair, ACAP Advisory Committee, 26 October 2018

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