Conference of the Parties (COP)

The COP is the main decision-making body of the Carpathian Convention, where all Parties to the Convention are represented. Ordinary meetings are usually held every three years.

The COP is responsible for the adoption of Protocols and amendments to the Convention and for the establishment of subsidiary bodies to the Convention. It sets the political direction, decides on the Programme of Work as well as the budget of the Convention, and reviews and supports the implementation of the Convention and its Protocols.

Legal basis:

Art. 14 of the Carpathian Convention

Rules of Procedure for the Conference of the Parties

Vienna Programme Office
Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention

UN Environmnent
Vienna International Centre
PO Box 500
A – 1400 Vienna

Tel: +43 1 260 60 83038

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