Sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
Thailand, 3-14 March 2013
The Sponsored Delegates Project aims to ensure representation at meetings of the Conference of the Parties of least developed countries, developing countries and countries with economies in transition that do not have sufficient funds to support the participation of two delegates. Full participation in meetings of the Conference of the Parties is essential to ensure that the recommendations and decisions that are voted reflect the agreements reached by the majority of CITES Parties. This is very important given that, in the past, the results of several crucial votes taken at the meetings were decided by very close margins.
The Secretariat hereby invites all States and organizations that might be able to provide financial support to inform it as soon as possible of their intention to contribute to this important project. The fund-raising target for this project is USD 1 million, to enable the Secretariat to provide the same level of support to Parties as at previous meetings.
Contributions received for the CoP16 Sponsored Delegates Project
(as of 8 February 2013)
Amount in USD
|Austria (EUR 5,000)||6,367|
|Canada (CAD 30,000)||29,934|
|Finland (EUR 20,000) (pledged)||
|Germany (EUR 30,000)||
|Netherlands (EUR 10,000)||
|Norway (NOK 282,000)||
|Norway (NOK 500,000) (pledged)||
|Nunavut, Government of (CAD 5,000)||
|Sweden (SEK 250,000)||
|United Kingdom (GBP 50,000)||
|Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation||19,190|
|African Development Bank||48,000|
|Asian Development Bank (pledged)||75,000|
|Loro Parque Fundacion (EUR 2,500)||3,124|
|Pew Environment Group||5,041|
|World Association of Zoos and Aquariums||4,800|
|Programme Support Costs
|CoP15 unspent balance||
Read Notification to the Parties No. 2012/018 for more about the Sponsored Delegates Project.
If you are interested in making a financial contribution to this project, please contact the CITES Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org).