UAE to host next Ramsar COP13 in 2018

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UAE to host next Ramsar COP13 in 2018

UAE to host next Ramsar COP13 in 2018

(Uruguay) – The United Arab Emirates was officially accepted as the host for the 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP13) to take place in Dubai in 2018.
The announcement was made during a plenary session attended by over 800 delegates from 160 countries meeting in Uruguay, who are attending the 12th Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP12).
The UAE delegation was headed by Mohammed Saif Al Afkham, Director General of Fujairah Municipality. The Contracting Parties are meeting in Punta Del Este from 1 to 9 June 2015 to approve a new Strategic Plan to guide national and international actions to conserve and wisely use wetlands in the next triennium, 2016 to 2024.
(Courtesy WAM)