31st meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP-31) to the IAI

21 to 22 June 2023, Panama City, Panamá

Guatemala City / San José:
1st Session: 

Bogotá Kingston / Lima / Mexico City / Panama City / Quito: 
1st Session: 

Asunción / La Paz / Ottawa / Santiago / Santo Domingo / Washington, DC:
1st Session: 

Brasilia Buenos Aires / Montevideo:
1st Session:


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Agenda and working documents

Agenda Item Document
1st session, 9:00 - 17:00 EST
Wednesday, 21 June 2023

Registration: 8:30 - 9:00
Opening of the meeting
9:00 - 10:00
Opening remarks by Government of Panama
Opening remarks by the CoP-31 Chair, IAI Executive Council Chair
Opening remarks by the Executive Director
Administrative and financial matters
10:00 - 10:45
1 Approval of the agenda IAI/COP/31/1 English - Spanish
2 Election of Chair and CoP Bureau No document
3 Approval of the Report of the 30th meeting of the Conference of the Parties IAI/COP/31/3 English - Spanish
4 Report of the Standing Committee for Rules and Procedures No document
5 Report of the Credentials Committee No document
Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:00
Financial and Budgetary matters
6 a. Annex 1: Overview of the Financial Status for FY 2022-2023 IAI/COP/31/6a English - Spanish
b. Annex 2: Core Budget and Country Contributions for FY 2023-2024 and Preliminary request 2024-2026 IAI/COP/31/6b English - Spanish
c. Annex 3: Auditors Report IAI/COP/31/6c  English - Spanish
d. Annex 4: Report of the Financial and Administrative Committee (FAC)

IAI/COP/31/6d  English - Spanish

12:00 – 13:30
Transdisciplinary Science in the Region
13:30 – 15:00
Science in Panama
Coffee Break
15:00 – 15:30
Executive Council
15:30 – 17:00

Report from the Executive Council

a. Decision XXX/4: Recruitment for the post of Executive Director

b. Presentation on vision by the incoming Executive Director

c. Decision XXIX/9: Update on Initiative for conducting a national climate assessment in support o adaptation and mitigation: Training and capacity building in Latin America and the Caribbean

IAI/COP/31/7/a English - Spanish 

IAI/COP/31/7/b English - Spanish 

IAI/COP/31/7c English - Spanish 

8 Election of Executive Council members No document
2nd session, 9:00-17:00 EST
Thursday, 22 June 2023
The Scienctific Advisory Committee (SAC) and the Science Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC)
9:00 – 10:30
9 Election of SAC members No document
10 Joint Report of the SAC/SPAC  IAI/COP/31/10 English - Spanish
Coffee Break 10:30 – 11:00
Report of the IAI Directorate
11:00 - 12:00
11 Launch of the Regional Office in Panama IAI/COP/31/11

IAI Directorate summary report

a) Science
i. Decision XXX/6: Report of the Gender and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

IAI/COP/31/12/a English - Spanish

IAI/COP/31/12/a/i English - Spanish

12:00 – 13:30
Report of the IAI Directorate (Continued)
13:30 – 15:30

b) Capacity Building
i. Decision XXX/9: Report of the Steering Committee for the Center for Science Diplomacy
ii. Presentation by SteP Fellows

c) Data and information
i. Website and social media analytics

d) Report on implementation of the IAI Strategic Plan
i. The IAI regional assessment 

e) Update on partnership with the Belmont Forum and collaborative research actions (CRAs)IAI/COP/31/12/b English - Spanish

IAI/COP/31/12/b/i English - Spanish

IAI/COP/31/12/b/ii English - Spanish

IAI/COP/31/12/c/i English - Spanish

IAI/COP/31/12/d/i English - Spanish

IAI/COP/31/12/e English - Spanish

Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:00
Outstanding items and conclusion of meeting
16:00 – 17:00
13 Determination of the time and venue of the next regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties, 2024 and offers from Parties to host the meeting No document
14 Closing remarks (Parties, Observers, IAI Directorate) No document
15 Closing of meeting: Representative from the Government of Panama No document


Information documents


IAI/COP/INFO/1:  Rules of the Conference of the Parties of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research English - Spanish



Decisions of CoP-31

English- Spanish 





Notification IAIUYDIR/20: The 55th meeting of the Executive Council and the 31th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to be held on 20 to 22 June 2022 English - Spanish

Notification IAIUYDIR/20: Invitation to Parties to Submit Nominations for Representatives to the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and Science-Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC) English - Spanish - Annex English - Annex Spanish

Notification IAIUYDIR/20: Reminder: Invitation to Parties to Submit Nominations for Representatives to the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and Science-Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC) English - Spanish - Annex English - Annex Spanish

Notification IAIUYDIR/20: CoP-31 and EC-55 official documents available and information on using Zoom English - Spanish - Annex English - Annex Spanish

Notification IAIUYDIR/202: SAC and SPAC nominations received and elections procedures  English - Spanish







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Final report

English - Spanish

Logistical information

English - Spanishs