National Points of Contact
Points of contact are designated by Parties to the Convention to be responsible for sharing information on the Convention within their territories. As well as acting as communication channels through which this information can be disseminated to relevant Ministries and public agencies, points of contact can also respond to queries about the Convention from the general public.
Points of contact may also be involved in other Convention activities related to promotion, visibility, ratification and fundraising. They may equally participate in gathering and maintaining information, notably by cooperating with civil society representatives, in order to promote the objectives of the Convention in their countries. Moreover, they may monitor the implementation of educational programmes and public awareness activities, and cooperate with other points of contact in order to share information and good practices.