The activities, programmes and projects implemented by the POP Coordination Unit and the MAP components, including six regional activity centres (RACS), which operate from the Mediterranean host countries, make the prosperous Mediterranean a constellation of achievements that is gradually expanding. CONSIDERING that the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, held in Jakarta on November 17, 1995, accepted Canada`s offer in UNEP/CBD/COP/2/Rev.1 to host the secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal, in accordance with Article 24 of the Convention; (i) assistance in the implementation of environmental agreements and programmes under the auspices of the United Nations in which the parties participate; The general mission of the coordinating body is to promote and facilitate the implementation of the Barcelona Convention, its protocols and strategies, as well as the decisions and recommendations of the parties. It ensures the operation of the map system and facilitates the work of the contracting parties to fulfil their obligations under the Barcelona Convention and its protocols. 4. Russia Forests Biodiversity and Climate Change Space Mapping – Phase One (Nov 2011 – September 2012); (j) attend the implementation of the 2009 agreement between the Sochi-2014 organizing committee and UNEP in the run-up to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the Russian Federation, as well as the experience gained, the implications and planning for future activities beyond 2014. The following institutions and groups are participating in this partnership: the Government of the Russian Federation, the Global Environment Fund, UNEP, the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the United Nations Development Programme, the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the regional administrations of the Arctic regions in Russia, extractive companies, NGOs and indigenous peoples. CONSIDERING that the United Nations Convention on Privileges and Immunities, to which Canada has acceded since January 22, 1948, applies to United Nations officials dealing with the Secretariat; In accordance with the agreement between UNEP and the Russian government signed on 16 April 2013, the following priority areas have been defined for cooperation: in the implementation of its work programme, the coordinating body receives technical assistance and assistance to the components of the POP, in accordance with its individual mandates and the specific decisions of the parties. 2. Translation of the report “Towards a Green Economy: Towards Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction” (Nov 2011-March 2012) f) Cooperation in the continued implementation of Bali`s Strategic Plan for Technological Assistance and Capacity Building, using the potential of Russian experts; Unless their names and status have been properly communicated to the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, unless their names and status have been properly communicated to the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs.