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Second call for nominations of experts - deadline for response is 8 June 2014

The Chair of IPBES in a letter dated 2 April is inviting Governments and Stakeholders to nominate experts a) to scope a set of regional and sub-regional assessments (deliverable 2b), and b) to scope a thematic assessment of land degradation and restoration (deliverable 3bi). Please note that all application forms should be filled on-line with CV attached through the dedicated web portal http://www.ipbes.net/applicationform.html. Earlier nominations are encouraged and late nominations will not be able to be considered. Self-nominations cannot be accepted.

Report of the second session of the IPBES Plenary now available in all languages

The meeting report for the second session of the IPBES Plenary (IPBES-2) held from 9 to 14 December in Antalya, Turkey is now available in all UN languages here.

Additional guidance for experts nominated and selected for the IPBES work programme

Additional information to guide the nomination of experts for the IPBES work programme is provided here in relation to the expected workload of experts; and the selection, responsibilities, time commitment, duration of appointment and availability of support.

Template available for nominations of experts for implementation of work programme

The template for nominations of experts for implementation of work programme is available here. Kindly complete one form per nomination and send by email to the IPBES Secretariat ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by 28 February 2014 at the very latest, accompanied by a short version of the Curriculum Vitae and a clear indication to which work programme deliverable the nomination is made. Further instructions for the nomination process are included in the nomination template. Earlier nominations are encouraged and late nominations will not be able to be considered. Self-nominations cannot be accepted.

Advance report and decisions from IPBES-2 now available, along with letter from IPBES Chair requesting nominations of experts for implementation of work programme

The Advance English report and decisions from IPBES-2, held in Antalya from 9-14 December 2013 are now available. Other UN languages of the report and decisions will be made available in due course. In addition, the Chair of IPBES, Professor Zakri has circulated a letter highlighting the achievements of IPBES-2, and calling for nominations of experts to contribute to the implementation of the Platform's work programme. A deadline of 28th February has been set for receipt of such nominations by the secretariat.