The Conference of Parties (COP) is the decision-making forum of the Nairobi Convention where policies and strategies are agreed on to continue the protection, management, and development of the Western Indian Ocean. 

The Tenth Meeting of Conference of Parties to the Nairobi Convention (COP10) was a platform to reflect on the progress made by Contracting Parties in protecting the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region since the last Conference in 2018. The Conference capitalized on opportunities to renew commitment for a multilateral process to take timely and effective action to protect, develop, and manage the Western Indian Ocean and to strengthen partnerships to boost recovery and resilience following the COVID-19 pandemic.

COP10  was organized in two main segments: a partners, experts, and national Focal Points meeting on 23-24 November 2021, and a Heads of Delegation meeting on 25 November 2021. At the Heads of Delegation meeting, Contracting Parties reviewed the status of implementation of the Convention’s Work Programme for the 2018 – 2021 period, reviewed and approved the proposed Work Programme for the period 2022–2024 and budget, and deliberated on decisions.

The meetings were convened virtually and the delegates in attendance had access to simultaneous interpretation in English and French.

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23-25 November 2021 , 9.30 – 13.30 EAT
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