Twentieth meeting of the Animals Committee
20th meeting of the Animals Committee will be held in Johannesburg,
South Africa, from 29 March to 2 April 2004. The meeting will
take place at the following address:
Caesars Convention Resort
64 Jones Road, Kempton Park
here to find more general information.
Parties interested in knowing more about the subjects for discussion
are invited to contact either the Secretariat or the Chairman
directly at the following address:
Dr Thomas ALTHAUS
Chairman of the CITES Animals Committee
Federal Veterinary Office
Tel.: +41 (31) 323 85 08
Fax: +41 (31) 323 85 22
Parties are invited to participate as observers. The Registration
form attached should be returned to the Secretariat no
later than 12 March 2004.
Observers from non-governmental organizations may participate
in this meeting at the invitation of the Chairman. Requests should
be sent to the Chairman at the address indicated in paragraph 2
above at least 30 days before the meeting, that is by 28 February
2004. However, organizations are urged to send their request
as soon as possible and not wait until the deadline.
Details of hotels will be provided to those who return the
Registration form attached to the present Notification.
will also be posted on this website as soon as it is available.
Documents to be considered at this meeting must be provided
to the Secretariat at least 60 days before the meeting, that
is by 29 January 2004. Documents received after this date
will not be translated and will be distributed at the meeting
as information documents in the language in which they were received.
As for meetings of the Conference of the Parties, documents submitted
should not be longer than 12 pages.
Documents for the
meeting will be placed on this website as they become available.
Printed copies of all documents available will be sent to members
and alternate members of the Animals Committee by 13 February
2004. The Secretariat will also provide copies by post or
by email to any pre-registered participant who requests them.
However, in order to make savings on printing costs, the Secretariat
will not distribute sets of documents at the meeting. Consequently,
all participants are requested to bring their own set.