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February 2018

  • 26-27 February:

    Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee working group on Rural communities, Gigiri, Kenya.

March 2018

  • 03 March:

    World Wildlife Day 2018

April 2018

  • 09 April-22 June: UNIA Master’s Course in Management and Conservation of Species in Trade: the International Framework (13th edition)

May 2018

  • 17 May:

    Deadline for submission of working documents for the 30th meeting of the Animals Committee

  • 21 May:

    Deadline for submission of working documents for the 24th meeting of the Plants Committee

June 2018

  • 13-15 June: International workshop on guiding principles, methodologies, practical tools, information, forensic expertise, compliance risk assessments and other legal resources needed by Management Authorities to verify the legal acquisition of specimens of CITES-listed species to be exported (STEF) - Brussels, BE
  • 16 June:

    Deadline for the registration of non-Party observers wishing to attend the 30th meeting of the Animals Committee

  • 20 June:

    Deadline for the registration of non-Party observers wishing to attend the 24th meeting of the Plants Committee

  • 27 June:

    Deadline for submission of proposals to amend the Appendices which involve ranching or an absence of consultation with range States, for consideration at CoP18 [Resolution Conf. 11.16 (Rev. CoP15) or Resolution Conf. 8.21 (Rev. CoP16) apply]

July 2018

  • 16-21 July:

    30th meeting of the Animals Committee, Geneva, Switzerland

  • 20-26 July:

    Twenty-fourth meeting of the Plants Committee, Geneva, Switzerland

  • 20-21 July:

    Joint sessions of the 30th meeting of the Animals Committee and 24th meeting of the Plants Committee

August 2018

  • 02 August:

    Deadline for submission of working documents for the 70th meeting of the Standing Committee

September 2018

  • 01 September:

    Deadline for the registration of non-Party observers wishing to attend the 70th meeting of the Standing Committee

  • 24 September:

    Deadline for the registration of Party observers wishing to attend the 70th meeting of the Standing Committee

October 2018

  • 01-05 October:

    70th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, Sochi, Russia. More >>>> information

November 2018

  • 10-22 November:
    Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

December 2018

  • 24 December:

    Deadline for submission of working documents, including proposals to amend the Appendices, for consideration at CoP18.