Conference of the parties

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A conference of the parties of the Chemical Weapons Convention, in 2007

A conference of the parties (COP; French: Conférence des Parties, CP) is the supreme governing body of an international convention (treaty, written agreement between actors in international law). It is composed of representatives of the member states of the convention and accredited observers. Scope of the COP is to review the "implementation of the Convention and any other legal instruments that the COP adopts and take decisions necessary to promote the effective implementation of the Convention".[1]

Conventions with a COP include:

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  1. ^ "United Nations Climate Change | Process and meetings ... Bodies ... Supreme bodies". United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  2. ^ "19th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC". International Institute for Sustainable Development. Retrieved 20 February 2013.

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