Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the
14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP14) was
declared on 3 June 2007 by the CITES Secretary-General, Mr Willem
Wijnstekers, following the opening addresses
by the Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Ms Gerda
Verburgafternoon, the Deputy Mayor of The Hague, Mr Rabin Baldewsingh,
the Deputy Executive Director of UNEP, Mr Shafqat Kakakhel and the
Chairman of the CITES Standing Committee, Mr Cristián Maquieira.
The meeting is being held from 3 to 15 June 2007, at the following
Convention Center (WFCC)
NL-2508 EA THE HAGUE
Working documents, in-session
to amend Appendices I and II and the comments
from the Parties and comments and recommendations from the Secretariat
on amendment proposals are available on this site. The summary
reports of each session of the meeting are being put on this
site as they become available.
The meeting was preceded by the seventh dialogue meeting of the
African elephant range States and the 55th
meeting of the CITES Standing Committee. A ministerial meeting
will be organized by the host country during the course of CoP14.
are invited to read the media accreditation procedure and the form.
Please see also the media
accreditation criteria of the United Nations.
MKI Travel & Conference Management Inc. (MKI) has been appointed
the official travel agent for the meeting.
For further information please consult MKI's
Tourist information about The Hague and the surrounding area can
be found on the official
website of the city of The Hague.
The host country has also set up a web
page for the CoP14.