Notification to the Parties
No. 1999/87 Geneva, 5 November 1999
Implementation of Resolutions
1. Decision 10.120 of the Conference of the Parties states that:
The Secretariat shall:
a) prepare for the Parties, during the period up to the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, a list of Resolutions in effect, in order to be able to assess their level of implementation in their countries and to determine the difficulties encountered to implement them; and
b) report at the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties on the results of these analyses.
2. The Secretariat prepared a document containing all of the Resolutions of the Conference of the Parties that remain in effect after the 10th meeting and this was distributed with Notification to the Parties No. 987 of 13 October 1997. All Resolutions that remain current are also available at the CITES Web site (http://www.cites.org).
3. In order to allow it to prepare the report referred to in paragraph b) of Decision 10.120, the Secretariat hereby requests the Parties to inform it which of the Resolutions in effect are being implemented at the national level and which Resolutions are not implemented.
4. The Secretariat is aware of some work that has already been done to list the measures taken to implement Resolutions. For example, the report of the regional representative of Oceania at the 37th meeting of the Standing Committee contained a contribution from Australia with a concise remark on Australia's implementation of each of the Resolutions adopted at the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Annex 1). In addition, the European Commission produced a document that lists the provisions to be implemented in the current Resolutions from the first nine meetings of the Conference of the Parties (as well as the provisions in the text of the Convention), with a comment on the measures taken at European Union level (Annex 2).
5. If there are Resolutions that are not implemented at the national level, the Secretariat would be pleased to know the reasons for non-implementation. The Secretariat is endeavouring to identify the Resolutions that are difficult to implement, so that the problems with these Resolutions can be examined and solutions can be sought.
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