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A year in the life of a MEP member

The co-chairs of the interim MEP have prepared a short document, entitled "A year in the life of a MEP member" to inform prospective MEP candidates about the significant commitment that this mandate entails. This one-page document represents the views of the co-chairs and is presented as a complement to the document on "Lessons learned from the interim MEP - March 2013-March 2014" circulated previously in response to a request from the Plenary (Decision 2/2).

Meeting documents for the third session of the Platform's Plenary (IPBES-3)

Governments and Observers are invited to participate in the third session of the Platform's Plenary to be held from 12 to 17 January 2015, in Bonn, Germany. The provisional agenda and other working and information documents for this Plenary session will be made available on http://www.ipbes.net/plenary/ipbes-3.html in due course. 

Updated Guidance Document for nomination of MEP Members

Further to our posting on 16 July, inviting, inter alia, nominations for the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel by 15 August 2014, please find a revised version of the guidance document on the nomination and selection process for members of the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP). Revisions include important specifications on time commitment for MEP members, revised section on the scientific and technical functions of the MEP, and removal of the text related to regional groupings.

Invitation to Governments to nominate MEP Members-Deadline is 15 August 2014

Please note that the letter of invitation to IPBES Third Plenary also includes an invitation to nominate MEP Members, with a deadline of 15 August 2014, together with a guidance document on the nomination and selection process for MEP members.

Invitation to IPBES Third Plenary 12-17 January 2015, Bonn, Germany

Governments and Observers are invited to participate in the third session of the IPBES plenary meeting to be held from 12 to 17 January 2015 in Bonn, Germany. The invitation letter with detailed information about this meeting is available here. The deadline for online registration is 15 September 2014.