Veit Koester, Chair of the Compliance Committee, Cartagena Protocol and Aarhus Convention, offered a comparative analysis of the compliance committees of a number of international instruments. During two afternoon sessions, participants discussed next steps and commented on a draft Chair’s summary of the session, which was distributed during the morning. Based on their comments, the Chair’s summary will be edited and resubmitted to the participants for further comments, following which it will be made available on UNEP’s Division of Environmental Convention’s website. UNEP will use the summary as guidance when it develops an action plan to address MEA implementation issues. Following closing remarks and the extension of thanks to the Sri Lankan host government, Bakary Kante, UNEP, closed the meeting at 6:15 pm.