The fifth meeting of the Convention’s Ad-Hoc Open-Ended Working Group on Review of Implementation (WGRI5) will take place from 16-20 June 2014. It will be followed by the 18th meeting of the Subsidiary Body of Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA18) that will take place from 23-28 June 2014. Both meetings will be hosted in Montreal, Canada. IUCN will be participating at the meeting with a small delegation to follow discussions of the Parties as well as to organize several side events.
A position paper has been prepared with recommendations on agenda items in which IUCN has been particularly involved towards the advancement of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, including: implementation of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, progress on National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs), and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).