Letter from Mr. Pete Probasco, Chair, EAAFP Management Committee
The EAAFP Secretariat is pleased to announce the dates and location for the 11th Meeting of the Partners (MOP11). The MOP11 and associated events will take place from 14 to 19 March 2021 in Brisbane, Queensland at the kind invitation of the Government of Australia and BirdLife Australia.
The venue for the meeting will be Royal on the Park Hotel and Suites. It is situated next to the City Botanic Gardens and Brisbane River, in the heart of Brisbane city.
Further information about the meeting, including the online registration (opened in early September 2020) and side events, will be available on the EAAFP MOP11 webpage and Partners will also be informed via email. The EAAFP Secretariat and the Australian Government are mindful that the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is resulting in major disruptions to international travel and limiting the gathering of large numbers of people at events. We will continue to monitor this situation and advise potential MOP participants in November if MOP11 needs to be delayed. Please still do register online so that we can keep you updated.
Partners, Working Groups and Task Forces are informed of deadlines for the submission of documents to MOP11. The attached tables provide the timeline for document submission, including deadlines for Partner Reports, any proposals for the amendment of the Appendices in the Partnership document, and proposed Draft Decisions.
In the Section of the Important Information section in the MOP11 webpage, you will find the logistic information note and the tables provide the timeline for document submission, including deadlines for Partner Reports, any proposals for the amendment of the Appendices in the Partnership document, and proposed Draft Decisions. It also outlines the flow of documents through the Technical sub-Committee and indicates when documents will be made available to Partners. Please also refer to the attached provisional agenda (version 1) for MOP11 under the section of the Papers for Discussions.
Working Groups and Task Forces will have an opportunity to meet on Sunday, 14 March followed by MOP11 between Monday, 15 March and Friday, 19 March 2021. A field trip to local bird hotspots will occur on Thursday 18 March.
The submission of documents for consideration by the MOP, and deadlines, are established in the Rules of Procedure, adopted at MOP9. Partners are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these before the MOP. Partners are requested to submit all documents for MOP to the Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org, by the attached deadlines.
Chair, EAAFP Management Committee
The full press release for the 2nd MOP 11 announcement (updated on 22 April, 2020) is available here.
Period: 14-19 March 2021
Venue: Royal on the Park Hotel and Suites, Brisbane, Australia
Information note for EAAFP MOP11 is now available [here].
Table 1. Timeline and Document Deadlines for EAAFP MOP11
Note: Deadlines for the submission of papers for MOP are informed by “EAAFP MOP9 Decision 5 ‐ New Rules of Procedures for MOPs”.
Table 2. Tentative Schedule for EAAFP MOP11 and associated events, 14 – 19 March 2021
Press Release 22 APR 2020 - 2nd Notification To Partners Of MOP 11
The EAAFP Secretariat is pleased to announce the dates and location for the 11th Meeting of the Partners (MOP11). The MOP11 and associated events will take place from 14 to 19 March 2021 in Brisbane, Queensland at the kind invitation of the Government of Australia and BirdLife Australia. Timeline and Document Deadlines for EAAFP MOP11 and Tentative Schedule for EAAFP MOP11 were also announced.
Full version is available: https://www.eaaflyway.net/2nd-notification-to-mop11/
Press Release 14 OCT 2019 - Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day and Announcement of Australia and BirdLife Australia to host 11th Meeting of Partners for the EAAFP in 2021
The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) is pleased to announce that it has officially accepted Australia’s offer to co-host, with BirdLife Australia, the Flyway Partnership’s 11th Meeting of Partners in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from 14 to 19 March 2021.
Press Release 12 OCT 2019 - Australia and BirdLife Australia to host 11th Meeting of Partners for the EAAFP in 2021
World Migratory Bird Day highlights both the fragile wonder of bird migration and the critical importance of local environmental action to protect habitats and reduce the threat of plastics. The Morrison Government, in partnership with Birdlife Australia, can today announce it will bring together 18 national governments, intergovernmental organisations and the international business sector to address the most pressing threats to migratory waterbirds and their habitats at the 11th Meeting of Partners of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership in Brisbane in March 2021.
Full version is available: https://minister.environment.gov.au/ley/news/2019/celebrating-world-migratory-bird-day
MOP11 welcomes corporate sponsorship. Please contact Yoon Lee (External Relations Manager) at email@example.com for queries.
Partners meet regularly to report against an Implementation Strategy, respond to emerging issues and priorities and discuss future collaboration.
- Launch and First meeting of Partners – Bogor, Indonesia (November 2006)
- Second meeting of Partners – Beijing, China (November 2007)
- Third meeting of Partners – Incheon, Republic of Korea, (November 2008)
- Fourth meeting of Partners – Songdo, Republic of Korea, (February 2010)
- Fifth meeting of Partners – Siem Reap, Cambodia, (December 2010)
- Sixth meeting of Partners – Palembang, Indonesia, (19-23 March 2012)
- Seventh meeting of Partners – Alaska, USA (10-14 June 2013)
- Eighth meeting of Partners – Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan (16-21 Jan 2015)
- Ninth meeting of Partners – Singapore (11-15 January 2017)
- Tenth meeting of Partners – Haina, China (9-14 December 2018)
- Eleventh meeting of Partners - Brisbane, Australia (14-19 March 2021)