Resumed session of the 59th meeting of the Standing Committee

Date: 01.04.2022

The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands has the honour to inform you that the resumed session of the 59th meeting of the Convention’s Standing Committee (SC59) will take place in Gland, Switzerland, from 24 to 27 May 2022 at the headquarters of the Convention Secretariat in Gland, Switzerland.

In accordance with Rules 6 and 7 of the Rules of Procedure for meetings of the Conference of the Parties, the meeting is open to organizations and agencies, whether governmental or non-governmental, qualified in fields relating to the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands, which have informed the Secretariat of their wish to be represented at the meeting, and which are approved as observers by the Conference of the Parties. We are pleased to invite your organization to participate in this meeting in an observer capacity.

We invite you to preregister your organization representative at the following address, no later than 25 April 2022:

Please note that for preregistration an official nomination letter signed by the Head of the Organization must be uploaded indicating the names of the representatives.

Once you have successfully completed the form you will receive a confirmation that your data has been transmitted to the Secretariat for verification. Once your preregistration is confirmed, an email including all the details relating to the meeting will be sent to your attention.

The provisional agenda is available on the Convention’s website at:

Links to documents will be added to the agenda as they are published.

Entry requirements in Switzerland

Please note that given the improving epidemiological situation in Switzerland, the Government of Switzerland announced the relaxation of COVID-19 measures as of 17 February 2022.

The following COVID-related information notes are updated regularly and posted on the website of the Mission of Switzerland to the UN in Geneva at, in order to help provide appropriate information for travel to Switzerland:

COVID-19 - Information note for people travelling to Switzerland

COVID-19 - Information note on health measures and border controls

COVID-19 - Information note on Swiss Covid certificate

An information document for participants is available on the Convention’s website at:

The Secretariat looks forward to the participation of your organization at SC59.

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Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
28 rue Mauverney, CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland
Tel. +41 22 999 0365; fax +41 22 999 0169