The Meeting of the Parties is the main governing body of the Convention. It comprises all Parties to the Convention. In its meetings, other Signatories and other States as well as intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations participates as observers. The mandate of the Meeting of the Parties is to keep under continuous review the implementation of the Convention and take the necessary measures required to achieve the purposes of the Convention.
A Working Group of the Parties has been established to oversee the implementation of the work programme for the Convention between meetings of the Parties. It has the same composition as the Meeting of the Parties itself but meets more regularly.
Sessions of the Meeting of the Parties