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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

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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 XII - The Secretariat

1. Upon entry into force of the present Convention, a Secretariat shall be provided by the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. To the extent and in the manner he considers appropriate, he may be assisted by suitable inter-governmental or non-governmental, international or national agencies and bodies technically qualified in protection, conservation and management of wild fauna and flora.

2. The functions of the Secretariat shall be:

(a) to arrange for and service meetings of the Parties;

(b) to perform the functions entrusted to it under the provisions of Articles XV and XVI of the present Convention;

(c) to undertake scientific and technical studies in accordance with programmes authorized by the Conference of the Parties as will contribute to the implementation of the present Convention, including studies concerning standards for appropriate preparation and shipment of living specimens and the means of identifying specimens;

(d) to study the reports of Parties and to request from Parties such further information with respect thereto as it deems necessary to ensure implementation of the present Convention;

(e) to invite the attention of the Parties to any matter pertaining to the aims of the present Convention;

(f) to publish periodically and distribute to the Parties current editions of Appendices I, II and III together with any information which will facilitate identification of specimens of species included in those Appendices;

(g) to prepare annual reports to the Parties on its work and on the implementation of the present Convention and such other reports as meetings of the Parties may request;

(h) to make recommendations for the implementation of the aims and provisions of the present Convention, including the exchange of information of a scientific or technical nature; and

(i) to perform any other function as may be entrusted to it by the Parties.


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