Meetings General Meetings
The 32nd ICRI General Meeting (GM), and the second and final meeting under the 2016-2018 French Secretariat, was held from December 7th-9th, 2017 at United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya. Through support from France, Sweden and UN Environment, delegates from several countries and organisations were able to attend and participate in the meeting. In total, more than 70 delegates from 20 ICRI member countries and organisations attended the meeting.
ICRI GM32 welcomed the participation of H.E. Peter Thomson, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, Inger Andersen, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Martha Rojas-Urrego, Secretary-General, The Ramsar Convention, at its opening session. The Meeting was chaired by Xavier Sticker, French Ambassador for the Environment. Welcoming remarks were made by Monika Macdevette, Deputy Director of the UN Environment Ecosystems Division and closing remarks by Mette Wilkie, Director of the UN Environment Ecosystems Division.
- Myanmar was welcomed as the latest member of ICRI (the 38th among the States members of ICRI).
- The ICRI Secretariat will convene a working group that ICRI GM32 agreed to set up in view of revising the ICRI rules of procedures.
- Recommendation for supporting investments in the natural infrastructure of reefs and mangroves to increase climate resilience (PDF File).
- Recommendation to reduce damage due to dredging and dumping on coral reefs (PDF File).
The summary record is available here (PDF file).