Country: Thailand, Bangkok
Event Type: Conferences and meetings
Event Name: 16th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES/UNEP)
Event Description: The Conference reviews progress in the conservation of the 35,000+ species included in the Convention's Appendices; considers (and where appropriate adopts) proposals to amend the lists of species in the Appendices; recommends measures to improve the effectiveness of the Convention; and makes provisions (including the adoption of a budget) necessary to allow the Secretariat to function effectively.
Location: Queen Sirikit National Convention Center
UN Sponsor: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Activities: formal plenaries, 2 Committees -- on plants and animals, respectively; press conferences, special events.
Event URL: http://www.cites.org/eng/cop/index.php
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