African Regional Preparatory Meeting for AEWA MOP7

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Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in Eswatini by Vaiz Ha [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in Eswatini by Vaiz Ha [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

 

An African Preparatory Meeting for the 7th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to AEWA (Pre-MOP7) took place from 12-14 September 2018 at the Royal Swazi Spa Hotel in the Ezulwini Valley in Eswatini (formerly: Swaziland). The meeting was jointly organized by the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat and the Eswatini National Trust Commission, and kindly hosted by the Government of Eswatini.

The AEWA Pre-MOP7 provided an important opportunity for the AEWA Contracting Parties in Africa to deliberate on the key issues relating to migratory waterbird conservation which will be addressed at the 7th Session of the AEWA Meeting of Parties (MOP7), scheduled for 4-8 December 2018 in Durban, South Africa.

Among the key issues addressed during the three-day meeting were the draft documents on the Strategic Plan and Plan of Action for Africa for the period of 2019-2027, waterbird monitoring in the AEWA region, species action and management planning under AEWA, climate change resilience for migratory waterbirds and their sites, National Reporting, the institutional, financial and administrative management of the Agreement including a number of budget scenarios to be considered for the future financing of the Agreement, as well as the associated draft resolutions. The AEWA African National Focal Points further deliberated on issues of regional and sub-regional importance during closed discussion sessions. This provided them with the opportunity to establish regional positions on issues to be discussed at MOP7.

The meeting was made possible thanks to generous financial and in-kind contributions from the Governments of Switzerland (through the Federal Office for the Environment), Germany (through the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety) and Eswatini (through the Eswatini National Trust Commission).

Please click here for a brief news article on the meeting including pictures.

Dates
12 Sep 2018 to 14 Sep 2018
OrganizerUNEP/AEWA Secretariat
CMS InstrumentAEWA
TypeMOP
KindOfficial
StatusOver
LanguagesEnglish
French
CountryeSwatini
CityEzulwini Valley
VenueRoyal Swazi Spa Hotel

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Number Title Files
Meeting Agenda
Team Quiz
AEWA MOP7 Draft Agenda
Proposals to MOP7 for Amendments to the AEWA Text and Annexes
Draft AEWA Strategic Plan 2019-2027
Draft AEWA Plan of Action for Africa 2019-2027
AEWA Meeting of the Parties - Related Timelines and Structure
AEWA Institutional Arrangements
AEWA Conservation Status Report - 7th Edition
Waterbird Monitoring in the Agreement Area
A Climate Resilient Site Network in the African-Eurasian Flyway
Progress Report on Implementation of Climate resilient site network in the African-Eurasian Flyway Project in Ethiopia
Negotiation
Towards UN Scale to Share the Budget
International Species Action and Management Plans
National Reporting
National Implementation - Eswatini
Number Title Files
Provisional Agenda
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.7 Report of the Technical Committee
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.8 (StC13 doc) Report of the Depositary (StC13 document - MOP7 document still pending)
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.9 (StC13 doc) Report of the Secretariat (StC13 document - MOP7 document still pending)
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.11 (StC13 doc) Report on the Implementation of the African Initiative and the Plan of Action for Africa 2012-2018 (StC13 document - MOP7 document still pending)
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.13 (StC13 doc) Report on the Implementation of the AEWA Communication Strategy (StC13 document - MOP7 document still pending)
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.14 - INCLUDING ANNEXES 7th Edition of the Conservation Status Report (CSR7) - including annexes
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.14 - NOT INCLUDING ANNEXES 7th Edition of the Conservation Status Report (CSR7) - not including annexes
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/MOP7.15 (StC13 doc) Draft AEWA Strategic Plan 2019-2027 (StC13 document - MOP7 document still pending)
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.16 Draft AEWA Plan of Action for Africa 2019-2027 A Guide to the Implementation of the AEWA Strategic Plan 2019-2027 in the African Region (currently under consultation - MOP7 document still pending)
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/MOP7.21 (StC13 doc) Summary of the Current Status of Single Species Action Plan and Species Management Plan Production and Coordination with Recommendations to MOP for Extension, Revision or Retirement (StC13 document - MOP7 document still pending)
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.22 (StC13 doc) Draft Revised Format for AEWA International Single and Multi-species Action Plans (StC13 document - MOP7 document still pending)
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.24 Draft Revised International Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala)
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.28 Report on Plastics and Waterbirds: Incidence and Impacts
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/MOP7.33 (StC13 doc) Draft Guidance on AEWA’s Provisions on Non-native Species (StC13 document - MOP7 document still pending)
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.34 Draft Guidance on Taking a Systematic Approach to Responding to Waterbird Declines: A Checklist of Potential Actions
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.36 (StC13 doc) Report of the Secretariat on Finance and Administrative Issues in 2013-2015 and 2016-2018 (StC13 document - MOP7 document still pending)
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.37 Draft Scale of Contributions for the Triennium 2019-2021 (Pending review by the StC)
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7.38 Draft Budget Proposal for the Triennium 2019-2021 (Pending review by the StC)
Number Title Files
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7/DR1 (StC13 doc) Draft Resolution on Adoption and Implementation of the AEWA Strategic Plan and the Plan of Action for Africa for the Period 2019-2027 (StC13 document - MOP7 document still pending)
UNP/AEWA/MOP7/DR2 (StC13 doc) Draft Resolution on AEWA's Contribution to the Aichi Targets and Relevance of the Sustainable Development Goals (StC13 document - MOP7 document still pending)
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7/DR3 Draft Resolution on Adoption of Amendments to the AEWA Annexes
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7/DR4 Draft Resolution on the Adoption and Amendments of Definitions and Interpretation of Terms Used in the Context of Table 1 of the AEWA Annex 3
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7/DR5 (StC13 doc) Draft Resolution on Adoption, Revision, Retirement, Extension and Implementation of international Species Action and Management Plans (StC document - MOP7 document still pending)
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7/DR7 Draft Resolution on Strengthening Monitoring of Migratory Waterbirds
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7/DR8 Draft Resolution on the Adoption of Guidance in the Context of Implementation of the AEWA Action Plan
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7/DR9 Draft Resolution on Climate Resilient Flyways
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7/DR10 (StC13 doc) Draft Resolution on Institutional Arrangements: Standing Committee (StC13 document - MOP7 document still pending)
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7/DR11 Draft Resolution on Institutional Arrangements: Technical Committee
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7/DR12 (StC13 doc) Draft Resolution on Financial and Administrative Matters (StC13 document - MOP7 document still pending)
UNEP/AEWA/MOP7/DR13 (StC13 doc) Draft Resolution on Date, Venue and Funding of the 8th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to AEWA (StC13 document - MOP7 document still pending)
UNE/AEWA/MOP7/DR14 (StC13 doc) Draft Resolution on Tribute to the Organisers (StC13 document - MOP7 document still pending)