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Definition(s)

In general terms, two types of subsidiary bodies are created to 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 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:
SBSTA
SBSTTA
subsidary body on scientific, technical and technologcal advice
subsidiary body on implementation

In other languages

French
organe subsidiaire
Russian
вспомогательный орган
Spanish
órgano subsidiario
Arabic
هيئة فرعية

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with subsidiary body

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with subsidiary body. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Basel Convention
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Convention on Migratory Species
Stockholm Convention
Vienna Convention
Montreal Protocol
Cartagena Protocol
Nagoya Protocol
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
World Heritage Convention
Kyoto Protocol
Ramsar Convention
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Rotterdam Convention
Barcelona Convention
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Offshore Protocol
Aarhus Convention
Espoo Convention
Abidjan Convention
Noumea Convention
Cartagena Convention
Jeddah Convention
Bamako Convention
Minamata Convention on Mercury
Carpathian Convention
United Nations Environment Assembly