AEWA MOP6 in 2015 Scheduled to Take Place in Bonn, Germany

Bonn, 12 June 2014 - The 6th Session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP6) to AEWA is scheduled to take place on 9 - 14 November 2015 in Bonn, Germany. The year 2015 also marks the 20th Anniversary of AEWA!


The motto of the growing Bonn-based UN family, where the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat is located, is United Nations in Bonn: for Sustainable Development Worldwide. This motto embraces diverse activities such as climate protection, combating desertification, voluntary service, early warning systems for the reduction of natural hazards, and, not least, the conservation of migratory species.

The first announcement informing the AEWA Parties and other stakeholders about the date and venue of MOP6 was recently sent out; official invitations will follow in spring 2015. Meeting documents will be made available on the AEWA website 60 days before the meeting at the latest.

Amongst the agenda items that the Parties will be expected to provide guidance and decide on at this session will be:

  • Progress on the implementation of the AEWA Strategic Plan;
  • Progress made on the implementation of the Plan of Action for Africa;
  • Extension of the scope of AEWA to incorporate the Central Asian Flyway Action Plan to Conserve Migratory Waterbirds and Their Habitats;
  • New and revised International Single Species Action Plans (ISSAP) and the first AEWA International Multi-Species Action Plan (IMSAP) for the Benguela current seabirds;
  • Support for the development of the International Waterbird Census (IWC);
  • Election of Technical and Standing Committee Members, whose terms of office will expire at MOP6.

Since MOP6 will not be hosted by a Party, a significant amount of the costs will need to be covered by voluntary contributions.

We would like to make a strong plea to all AEWA Parties and Partners to consider providing financial support towards the logistical arrangements of MOP6, as well as towards the costs of participation of delegates from developing countries or countries with economies in transition.


Logistical preparations for this meeting are well underway. For more details, please contact the Associate Programme Officer, Ms Catherine Lehmann.


By Catherine Lehmann and Jolanta Kremer.

Last updated on 16 February 2016

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