National reporting compliance performance

Within the framework of its mandate to improve implementation and compliance with Convention with the national reporting obligation, the Committee is classify and, as appropriate, publish parties’ individual compliance performance with regard to their annual national reporting obligations for 2011, 2012 and 2013 as available, including a separate analysis of performance with regard to parts I and II of the reports, based on the assumptions and elements set out in the report of the Committee to the Conference of the Parties at its eleventh meeting, based on the criteria and categories adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its tenth meeting, and using the targets mentioned in paragraph 9 of Decision BC-11/8.

The classification of Parties’ compliance performance with their national reporting obligation for 2011 was considered by the Committee during its tenth meeting. The classification of Parties’ compliance performance with their national reporting obligation for 2012 was considered by the Committee during its eleventh meeting at that time the Committee agreed to:

  1. publish on the Convention’s website the classification of parties’ compliance performance with regard to the annual reporting obligation for 2011 and 2012 along with an explanatory note;
  2. make the this information available to parties through a communication with an invitation to comment by 15 November 2014;
  3. update the classifications based on the comments received and submit them to the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, for information; and
  4. prepare a draft decision for the consideration of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties based on the recommendations by the Committee.

At its twelfth meeting, the Conference of the Parties considered the classification of Parties’ compliance performance with their national reporting obligation for 2011 and 2012. In its Decision BC-12/7, the Conference of the Parties, among other things:

  1. Noted with concern that the national reporting targets for the years 2011 and 2012 approved by the Conference of the Parties at its eleventh meeting have not been met;
  2. Also noted with concern that, as at 21 November 2014, 89 parties had not submitted their reports for the year 2011 and 97 parties had not submitted their reports for the year 2012;
  3. Acknowledged that the problem of non-reporting, incomplete reporting or late reporting is serious because of the close link between the core obligations of the Convention and the obligation to submit national reports in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 13 of the Convention;
  4. Took note that in 2011, 6 per cent of the parties submitted reports on time and 0.5 percent of the parties submitted complete reports and that in 2012 6 per cent of the parties submitted reports on time and 5 per cent submitted complete reports;
  5. Set, as a way of measuring progress in the overall implementation of and compliance with paragraph 3 of Article 13 of the Convention, the following interim targets: 30 per cent of reports due for 2013 and for subsequent years are submitted on time and 20 per cent of reports due for 2013 and for subsequent years are submitted complete;
  6. Urged parties to submit their reports complete and on time.

In addition, the Conference of the Parties mandated the Committee to continue work on the matter in the Committee's work programme for 2016-2017.

Classification of compliance performance

 
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Classification for 201171.34 K 102 K
Classification for 201284.95 K 103.69 K
Explanatory note on the classifications for 2011 and 201237.2 K 29.3 K