Briefing note to Contracting Parties on the designation of the 2nd of February as World Wetlands Day by the UNGA

Date: 16.07.2021

To Administrative Authorities and Focal Points
Please find below the briefing note to Contracting Parties of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands on the designation of the 2nd of February as World Wetlands Day by the United Nations General Assembly and the draft resolution in alignment with the Convention´s Resolution XIII.1 World Wetlands Day.

Contracting Parties are encouraged to convey this information to their appropriate representative at their Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York and to seek their support when this matter is considered by the UNGA Plenary. Adoption will likely take place during the first week of September in the last meetings of the General Assembly under the 75th session.

Timeline for the process

14 July - Circulate draft resolution and concept note and timeline of informal consultations
19 July - Presentation and first reading of the draft
22 July - Second reading, deadline for inclusion of new language
27 July - Third reading, begin agreeing paragraphs
30 July - Final reading and start of silence procedure

Please, do not hesitate to contact Ms Leticia Zamora, Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations (  or the Secretariat of the Convention (rivera@) if you require any further information.