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On Friday WG I reconvened briefly in the morning to approve the decision on socio-economic considerations and adopt the WG’s report. The budget group met throughout the day to resolve outstanding issues with regard to a Secretariat staff post and securing funds for the various AHTEGs established by other decisions. The closing plenary convened at 5:15 pm on Friday.
The plenary was suspended to allow for the finalization of the decision on the budget. Plenary reconvened at 8:30 pm to adopt the decision on the budget. Delegates resolved outstanding issues in the decisions on unintentional transboundary movements and the financial mechanism and resources and adopted 16 decisions and the reports of the working groups.
COP/MOP 6 Chair M.F. Farooqui, India, gavels the meeting to a close at 9:30 pm.
L-R: Paola Scarone, CBD Secretariat; Kathryn Garforth, CBD Secretariat; and WG I Chair Ines Verleye, Belgium
View of the WG I session
L-R: Li Ching Lim, Third World Network, and Elmo Thomas, Namibia
L-R: Gurdial Singh, Malaysia, and Matthias Buck, EU
Marie-May Jeremie, Seychelles
Gemedo Dalle Tussie, Ethiopia
Somaly Chan, Cambodia
Davi Bonavides, Brazil
The budget contact group engaged in protracted negotiations throughout the day, with delegates debating whether the AHTEGs mandated by the COP/MOP should be covered out of the budget or rely on voluntary contributions; and whether a post for the Biosafety Division of the Secretariat should be upgraded.
Above photo: Delegates in informal consultation on budgetary matters
L-R: Damaso Luna, Mexico, and Conrod Hunte, Chair of the Budget Committee, Antigua and Barbuda
L-R: Nader Ibrahim, CBD Secretariat; WG II Chair Spencer Thomas, Grenada; Gurdial Singh, Malaysia
L-R: Theodor Kapiga, Charles Gbedemah, Michele Rattray, and Ide Ahmed, CBD Secretariat
L-R: Betty Kauna Schroder, Rapporteur, Namibia; Worku Damena Yifru, CBD Secretariat; COP/MOP 6 Chair M.F. Farooqui, India; Charles Gbedemah, Secretary of the Meeting; Braulio Ferreira De Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary
Snežana Prokić, Serbia
WG II Chair Spencer Thomas, Grenada
WG I Chair Ines Verleye, Belgium
Ho-Min Jang, Republic of Korea, announced his country's intention to host COP/MOP 7 in conjunction with the CBD COP 12.
Masamichi Saigo, Japan, drew El Salvador as the country that would determine the seating order during COP 11.
Braulio Ferreira De Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary
Betty Kauna Schroder, Rapporteur, Namibia
COP/MOP 6 Chair M.F. Farooqui, India
COP/MOP 6 Chair M.F. Farooqui, India, being congratulated by Braulio Ferreira De Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary.
COP/MOP 6 Snapshots
Delegates from the Philippines
Delegates from China
Delegates from the EU
Delegates from Turkey
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