The 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP18) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 17-28 August 2019. Decisions taken in Geneva will have a real and immediate effect on the legislation, regulation, and operating practices across the globe for international trade in species listed on the CITES Appendices.
CoP18 was originally scheduled to take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 23 May to 3 June 2019. Following the events in Sri Lanka on 21 April, the Secretariat announced that the CoP had been postponed. The CoP was subsequently moved to Geneva.
The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of CITES CoP17 is here.
dates: 17-28 August 2019
location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland