Extra-ordinary meeting of the WIO-LaB Project Steering Committee ;
Nairobi Convention Focal Points Forum
Mombasa, Kenya 7 - 10 December 2009
The Secretariat for the Convention
for the Protection Management and Development of the
Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern Africa
Region (Nairobi Convention) organised the Extra-ordinary
Meeting oh the WIO-LaB Steering Committee that was be
held on 7 December 2009, back-to-back with the Nairobi
Convention Focal Points Forum on 8 to 9 December 2009
at the Leopard Beach Hotel in Mombasa, Kenya.
The WIO-LaB Steering Committee and
Point meetings are part of the preparatory process towards
the Special COP6 and the Special Conference of Plenipotentiaries
in line with Article 4 Paragraph 2 and Article 18 of
the Nairobi Convention.
Recalling decision CP5/4 of the COP5
meeting held in November 2007 in Johannesburg, South
Africa Contracting Parties agreed to convene a Conference
of Plenipotentiaries to negotiate and adopt the LBSA
Protocol. Similarly, in decision CP5/1 of the same meeting,
Contracting Parties called for the expedited negotiation
and finalization of the Strategic Action Programme (SAP)
as an important mechanism for the implementation of
the LBSA Protocol.
The Extra-ordinary Meeting oh the WIO-LaB
Steering Committee discussed and adopted the final draft
of the SAP and its implementation strategy and recommended
draft decisions on the SAP for the Special COP6 meetings.
The Focal Points Forum discussed and
adopted the agenda and strategy leading to the Special
6th Conference of Parties meeting as well as the Special
Conference of Plenipotentiaries. More..