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Definition(s)

Institutional bodies or committees that advise the Parties to MEAs. The first type is open to representatives from all Parties, and the second is a small expert group. Smaller bodies are usually established to provide specific technical advice to MEAs. Some notable examples include the Science Policy Interface or Committee on Science and Technology (UNCCD), the scientific and technical advisory bodies to CITES, PIC, Ramsar, and Ozone Conventions. In such cases where only a limited number of experts are invited to participate, criteria for invitations usually include strict stipulations for regional representation. (Source: http://www.un.org/earthwatch/about/docs/sciadv2p1.htm)

Hierarchy

Alternative labels:
scientific council
scientific panel

In other languages

French
organe consultatif
Russian
консультативный орган
Spanish
órgano consultivo
Arabic
هيئة استشارية

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