Notification to the Parties
No. 1999/91 Geneva, 30 November 1999
Twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
1. In accordance with Article XI, paragraph 4, of the Convention, the Conference of the Parties, at its 11th meeting, to be held in Gigiri, Nairobi (Kenya), from 10 to 20 April 2000, may decide on the venue of the 12th meeting, which is expected to be held during the second half of 2002. Any government wishing to host the 12th meeting should announce its offer formally at the Gigiri meeting through an official representative duly authorized to do so.
2. If several States offer to host the 12th meeting, the Conference of the Parties will choose the host country by a vote by secret ballot.
3. The Secretariat invites Parties that might be interested in hosting the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to indicate this to the Secretariat. Following receipt of the expressions of interest, the Secretariat will provide copies of the Memorandum of Understanding that should be signed by the host country and the Secretariat of the Convention and a copy of the provisional Statement of Requirements, which is an integral part of the Memorandum of Understanding.
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