33rd General Meeting of the International Coral Reef Initiative
Dates: December 5, 2018 - December 7, 2018
The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) will hold its 33rd General Meeting (GM33) in Monaco. Launched at the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 1) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 1994, ICRI brings together governments, the CBD and Ramsar Convention Secretariats, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), multilateral development banks (MDBs) such as the World Bank, regional organizations such as the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and international organizations such as the UN Environment Programme (UNEP, or UN Environment), UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
ICRI members use annual General Meetings to interact, discuss past and upcoming ICRI-related activities and adopt resolutions or recommendations that bring international attention to specific issues affecting coral reefs.