Meeting of the Parties

The Protocol establishes in its Article 33 the Meeting of the Parties (MOP) as its governing body. It will comprise all Parties to the Protocol.

Sessions of the MOP shall be convened immediately before or immediately after sessions of the Conference of the Parties (COP).

The first session of the MOP is to be convened immediately before or after the next regular session of the COP following the entry into force of the Protocol. The Protocol will enter into force 90 days after the deposit of the 40th instrument of ratification.

The Rules of Procedure and the Financial Rules of the COP apply, mutatis mutandis, to the MOP, unless the MOP decides otherwise.