FAO and CITES - FAO activities in relation to CITES
FAO and CITES have been working closely in order to address some of the technical difficulties of countries in fulfilling the requirements of a CITES listing and in an attempt to reconcile some differences of opinion. Some of the work has been facilitated by the Japan funded Trust Fund Project, including the evaluation of listing proposals (GCP/INT/987/JPN) being executed by FAO.
A "Memorandum of Understanding between FAO and CITES" [more…]was adopted by 10th Session of the COFI Sub-Committee on Fish Trade in June 2006 and signed by FAO and CITES during the 54th Meeting of the Standing Committee of CITES, in October 2006. The MOU formalizes the intentions of the two Organizations in strengthening cooperation on issues related to commercially aquatic species listed on CITES Appendices and has been considered an important achievement by many FAO Member countries and Parties to CITES.