Sharks MOS3 - 3rd Meeting of the Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks
The 3rd Meeting of Signatories (MOS3) to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (Sharks MOU) will take place from 10 to 14 December 2018 in Monaco. The Principality of Monaco has generously offered to host the conference at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Av. St-Martin. MC 98000 Monaco.
Participation The meeting will be open for Signatories. As per the Rules of Procedure, non-Signatory Range States, Cooperating Partners, the United Nations, its Specialized Agencies, non-Signatory States, or any relevant scientific, environmental, cultural, fisheries or technical body, including governmental or non-governmental organizations, concerned with the conservation and management of sharks may participate as observers.
Logistical and other limitations may require that no more than two representatives of any observer be present at the meeting. The Secretariat will notify observers of any such limitations 60 days in advance of the meeting.
To be eligible to take an active part in the meeting, representatives of Signatories must provide credentials, signed by either the Head of State, Head of Government, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister or Deputy of the focal Ministry/Authority for the MOU or their designee, or the competent authority of any regional economic integration organization (REIO). These credentials should enable them to participate and represent their governments fully, including adopting amendments to the MOU and its Appendices. Signatories may wish to use this sample letter of credentials as a model. Signatories which are seeking funding for their representatives, are requested to upload their credentials documentation in advance through the online registration system. All Signatories are encouraged to submit copies of their credentials to the Secretariat prior to the meeting to allow efficient processing by the Secretariat. Originals must be brought to the meeting.
The Secretariat aims at supporting the maximum participation of Signatories to the Meeting. Resources are available to support the participation of one official representative of each eligible country according to applicable UN rules. Requests for assistance should be indicated on the pre-registration form. As funds are limited, Signatories are urged to consider attending the meeting at their own cost, even if it is eligible to receive financial support to attend. Travel support for eligible countries will be subject to timely registration and submission of valid credentials.