UAE wins bid to host Ramsar conference 2018

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UAE wins bid to host Ramsar conference 2018

UAE wins bid to host Ramsar conference 2018

(Switzerland) – The UAE has won the bid to host the Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Ramsar Convention in 2018. The UAE’s winning bid was presented during Ramsar’s 48th Meeting of the Standing Committee (SC48) which was concluded on 30 January in Gland, Switzerland.
At the meeting in Switzerland, the UAE’s delegation to the meeting, led by Director-General of Fujairah Municipality, Mohammed Saif Al Afkham, officially presented the UAE’s detailed bid to host the 2018 conference.
China was the major Asian rival of the UAE’s bid which emerged more convincing.
The state parties meet every three years at the Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP) and this year, 2015, Uruguay will host the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Ramsar Convention (COP12) in summer 2015.
(Courtesy WAM)