Third Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region - COP3
The Third Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region (Nairobi Convention) was held at the Rovuma Carlton Hotel, Maputo, Mozambique, from 5 to 7 December 2001. The Meeting was convened by the Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention and hosted by the Government of Mozambique.
The 3rd COP meeting was organized in three parts:
- 5th December 2001 – Regional Non-Governmental Organisational Workshop. Several regional NGOs and partners to the Nairobi Convention were invited. These include: 3 international and regional organizations; 4 nongovernmental organizations and 4 programmes/projects and other agencies. Their presentations covered different aspects including: objectives/mandate, on-going/planned activities and areas for cooperation or requiring new partnerships;
- 5th December 2001 – Meeting of the Bureau of the Nairobi Convention. The Bureau received and discussed the Agenda of the Meeting of Heads of Delegation, amongst others.;
- 6-7th December 2001 – The Meeting of the Heads of Delegation was dedicated to discussions on the report of the intersessional period, the work programme; revision of the Convention and its protocols and proposed decisions. This report presents a summary of the discussions and decisions of the three meetings held during the Third COP.