Reminder resumed session of the 59th meeting of the Standing Committee
To Heads of Administrative Authorities, National Focal Points and the Permanent Missions of all Contracting Parties of the Convention on Wetlands
The Secretariat would like to remind Contracting Parties that the resumed session of the 59th meeting of the Standing Committee will take place from 24 to 27 May 2022 at the headquarters of the Convention Secretariat in Gland, Switzerland as was communicated in Diplomatic Note 2021/15 (see attached).
Preregistration for the resumed session of SC59
The Secretariat requests that members of the Standing Committee and Contracting Parties wishing to attend the meeting complete preregistration in the online preregistration system accessible at: https://contacts.ramsar.org/register-rsc59.
Arrangements for streaming of the resumed session of SC59
The Executive Team instructed the Secretariat to organize the streaming of plenary sessions to allow Contracting Parties that are not members of the Standing Committee to join the meeting in a viewer-only option. Contracting Parties may consider sending statements through their Standing Committee regional representatives or Permanent Missions in Geneva.
Information about the daily live stream for the plenary sessions is accessible at:
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 Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in Geneva at: https://www.eda.admin.ch/missions/mission-onu-geneve/en/home/manual-regime-privileges-and-immunities/introduction/manual-visas.html, in order to help provide appropriate information for travel to Switzerland:
Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
28 rue Mauverney, CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland
Tel. +41 22 999 0365; fax +41 22 999 0169