The Standing Committee of the Ramsar Convention oversees Convention affairs and the activities of the Secretariat. It represents the Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP) between its meetings, which take place every three years, within the framework of the decisions made by the COP.
The Standing Committee normally meets once a year, traditionally at the Ramsar Secretariat office in Switzerland. It also meets just before each meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties, and regularly through the COP, when it is called the Conference Committee.
The 2020 session for the Committee was postponed from June due to COVID-19 and rescheduled for 26-30 October, but has now been cancelled.
dates: 26-30 October 2020
location: Gland, Vaud, Switzerland