In accordance with the rules of procedures for the sessions of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention, credentials of all representatives of Parties and the names of alternate representatives and advisers shall be submitted to the secretariat. To facilitate the procedure of verification of credentials, Parties to the Convention are invited to send a copy of their credentials by 1 October to the secretariat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Those Parties that submitted a copy of the credentials should present their originals to the secretariat at the eighth session of the Meeting of the Parties upon arrival at the meeting in Astana.

Credentials, which are normally issued either by the Head of State or Government or by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, should indicate the composition of the delegation, including the Head of delegation, and should state that the respective delegation is empowered to participate in the meeting and take decisions on behalf of the respective Government, following the applicable rules of procedure (see an example of a delegation’s credentials on the meeting website).

Non-Parties do not need to submit credentials.