Who can make proposals
Suggestion 1: States, IOs, Experts, NGOs can make proposals[edit | edit source]
Entities entitled to submit an MPA proposal may include:
- States Parties to the agreement
- Relevant competent international organizations
- A subsidiary body (e.g. scientific committee) established pursuant to the instrument
- An accredited group of scientific experts
- Accredited NGOs
References: Madrid Protocol, Annex V, Art 5 (procedure for submitting proposal by any Party, the Environment Committee, the Scientific Committee, or CCAMLR)
Suggestion 2: Only states can make proposals[edit | edit source]
States Parties may make proposals.
Proposals shall undergo an extensive and inclusive consultation period with relevant international organizations, scientific experts, civil society and traditional knowledge holders.
References: IGC 1 Statement of Korea