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Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Washington 1973 as amended on 22 June 1979 and 30 April 1983

Article I - Definitions

Article II - Fundamental Principles

Article III - Regulation of Trade in Specimens of Species Included in Appendix I

Article IV - Regulation of Trade in Specimens of Species Included in Appendix II

Article V - Regulation of Trade in Specimens of Species Included in Appendix III

Article VI - Permits and Certificates

Article VII - Exemptions and Other Special Provisions Relating to Trade

Article VIII - Measures to be Taken by the Parties

Article IX - Management and Scientific Authorities

Article X - Trade with States not Party to the Convention

Article XI - Conference of the Parties

Article XII - The Secretariat

Article XIII - International Measures

Article XIV - Effect on Domestic Legislation and International Conventions

Article XV - Amendments to Appendices I and II

Article XVI - Appendix III and Amendments Thereto

Article XVII - Amendment of the Convention

Article XVIII - Resolution of Disputes

Article XIX - Signature

Article XX - Ratification, Acceptance, Approval

Article XXI - Accession

Article XXII - Entry into Force

Article XXIII - Reservations

Article XXIV - Denunciation

Article XXV - Depositary

Endnotes

Endnotes

Metadata

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Manifest

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Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Washington 1973 as amended on 22 June 1979 and 30 April 1983

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Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Washington 1973 as amended on 22 June 1979 and 30 April 1983

Article XI - Conference of the Parties

1. The Secretariat shall call a meeting of the Conference of the Parties not later than two years after the entry into force of the present Convention.

2. Thereafter the Secretariat shall convene regular meetings at least once every two years, unless the Conference decides otherwise, and extraordinary meetings at any time on the written request of at least one-third of the Parties.

3. At meetings, whether regular or extraordinary, the Parties shall review the implementation of the present Convention and may:

(a) make such provision as may be necessary to enable the Secretariat to carry out its duties, [and adopt financial provisions];1

(b) consider and adopt amendments to Appendices I and II in accordance with Article XV;

(c) review the progress made towards the restoration and conservation of the species included in Appendices I, II and III;

(d) receive and consider any reports presented by the Secretariat or by any Party; and

(e) where appropriate, make recommendations for improving the effectiveness of the present Convention.

4. At each regular meeting, the Parties may determine the time and venue of the next regular meeting to be held in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2 of this Article.

5. At any meeting, the Parties may determine and adopt rules of procedure for the meeting.

6. The United Nations, its Specialized Agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency, as well as any State not a Party to the present Convention, may be represented at meetings of the Conference by observers, who shall have the right to participate but not to vote.

7. Any body or agency technically qualified in protection, conservation or management of wild fauna and flora, in the following categories, which has informed the Secretariat of its desire to be represented at meetings of the Conference by observers, shall be admitted unless at least one-third of the Parties present object:

1 The phrase in brackets is the Financial Amendment (1979) which became effective April 13, 1987.

(a) international agencies or bodies, either governmental or non-governmental, and national governmental agencies and bodies; and

(b) national non-governmental agencies or bodies which have been approved for this purpose by the State in which they are located.

Once admitted, these observers shall have the right to participate but not to vote.


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