7th Session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP7)



The 7th Session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP7) to the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) will take place on 4-8 December 2018 in Durban, South Africa, at the kind invitation of the South African Government, represented by the Department of Environmental Affairs.

The slogan for MOP7 is “Beyond 2020: Shaping flyway conservation for the future”, which reflects the continuation of the good practices established and lessons learned throughout the implementation of the AEWA Strategic Plan 2009-2018, in connection with delivery against the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

MOP7 is a cornerstone meeting for AEWA and the last time the Parties will meet before 2020, where they will be taking stock of the results and outcomes from the 2009-2018 Strategic Plan. In addition, AEWA will be setting an ambitious path for the next decade by adopting a new Strategic Plan for 2019-2027.

The venue for the meeting will be the Olive Convention Centre, located in the heart of the city of Durban and close to the city’s famous Golden Mile, in KwaZulu-Natal Province.

The Participants Information Sheet (document AEWA/MOP7 Inf.1) and the Visa Information Sheet are available under Information Documents below. Meeting documents are being uploaded as they become available.

Logistical preparations for this meeting are well underway. For more details, please contact Ms Catherine Lehmann (catherine.lehmann@unep-aewa.org), Executive Management Support Officer at the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat, or the Secretariat at aewa.mop7@unep-aewa.org.

We kindly request those that are interested in the opportunity of organizing a side event to inform the Secretariat by filling out the below registration form. Please return it to the Secretariat (E-mail: eva.meyers@unep-aewa.orgno later than 30 September 2018.

Side Event Registration Form


We kindly request those interested in the opportunity of organizing an exhibition to inform the Secretariat (E-mail: aewa.mop7@unep-aewa.orgno later than 30 September 2018.

04 Dec 2018 to 08 Dec 2018
OrganizerUNEP/AEWA Secretariat
CMS InstrumentAEWA
CountrySouth Africa

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Number Title Files
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.2 Rules of Procedure for the Sessions of the Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.3 Provisional Agenda
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.7 Report of the Technical Committee to the 7th Session of the Meeting of the Parties
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.14 - NOT INCLUDING ANNEXES 7th Edition of the Conservation Status Report (CSR7) - not including annexes
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.14 - INCLUDING ANNEXES 7th Edition of the Conservation Status Report (CSR7)
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.14 - ANNEX 1 7th Edition of the Conservation Status Report (CSR7) - Annex 1
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.14 - ANNEX 2 7th Edition of the Conservation Status Report (CSR7) - Annex 2
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.14 - ANNEX 3 7th Edition of the Conservation Status Report (CSR7) - Annex 3
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.17 Draft Format for National Reports on the Implementation of AEWA 2018-2020
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.20 Proposal to Amend the Definition of Significant Long-Term Decline and Establish a Criterion on Short-Term Decline to Apply when Classifying Populations in Table 1 of Annex 3 of the Agreement
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.23 Draft International Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca) - Western Siberia & Northern Europe/NW Europe Population
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.24 Draft Revised International Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala)
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.25 Draft International Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.31 Report on the Development of Waterbird Monitoring along the African-Eurasian Flyways
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.32 Draft Guidance on Satisfying the Conditions of Paragraph 2.1.3 of the AEWA Action Plan
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.34 Guidance on Taking a Systematic Approach to Responding to Waterbird Declines: A Checklist of Potential Actions
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.37 Draft Scale of Contributions for the Triennium 2019-2021
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.38 Draft Budget Proposal for the Triennium 2019-2021
Number Title Files
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7/DR3 Adoption of Amendments to the AEWA Annexes
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7/DR4 Adoption and Amendments of Definitions and Interpretation of Terms used in the Context of Table 1 of AEWA Annex 3
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7/DR7 Strengthening Monitoring of Migratory Waterbirds
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7/DR8 Adoption of Guidance in the Context of Implementation of the AEWA Action Plan
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7/DR9 Climate Resilient Flyways
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7/DR11 Institutional Arrangements: Technical Committee
Number Title Files
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Albania National Report of Albania (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Algeria National Report of Algeria (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Belgium National Report of Belgium (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Benin National Report of Benin (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Bulgaria National Report of Bulgaria (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Burundi National Report of Burundi (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Côte d‘Ivoire National Report of Côte d‘Ivoire (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Croatia National Report of Croatia (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Cyprus National Report of Cyprus (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Czech Republic National Report of Czech Republic (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Denmark National Report of Denmark (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Djibouti National Report of Djibouti (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Egypt National Report of Egypt (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Estonia National Report of Estonia (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Eswatini National Report of Eswatini (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Ethiopia National Report of Ethiopia (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Finland National Report of Finland (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/France National Report of France (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Georgia National Report of Georgia (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Germany National Report of Germany (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Ghana National Report of Ghana (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Guinea-Bissau National Report of Guinea-Bissau (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Hungary National Report of Hungary (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Israel National Report of Israel (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Italy National Report of Italy (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Kenya National Report of Kenya (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Latvia National Report of Latvia (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Lebanon National Report of Lebanon (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Libya National Report of Libya (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Luxembourg National Report of Luxembourg (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/FYR of Macedonia National Report of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Mali National Report of Mali (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Mauritius National Report of Mauritius (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Morocco National Report of Morocco (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Netherlands National Report of the Netherlands (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Niger National Report of Niger (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Norway National Report of Norway (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Portugal National Report of Portugal (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Republic of Moldova National Report of the Republic of Moldova (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Romania National Report of Romania (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Senegal National Report of Senegal (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Slovakia National Report of Slovakia (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Slovenia National Report of Slovenia (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/South Africa National Report of South Africa (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Spain National Report of Spain (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Sudan National Report of Sudan (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Sweden National Report of Sweden (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Switzerland National Report of Switzerland (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Syrian Arab Republic National Report of the Syrian Arab Republic (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Tunisia National Report of Tunisia (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Uganda National Report of Uganda (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Ukraine National Report of Ukraine (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/United Kingdom National Report of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (MOP7)
UNEP/AEWA/Nat.Report/MOP7/Zimbabwe National Report of Zimbabwe (MOP7)