CCM State party no. 106, the Philippines, sent its initial transparency report to the UN Secretary-General on 11 December 2019, 17 days ahead of its due date of 28 December. The Philippines’ timely submission resulted in all four initial transparency reports due in 2019 (Sri Lanka, Namibia, the Gambia and the Philippines) being submitted before their deadlines.
The 2RC President, Ambassador Félix Baumann, warmly congratulates the Philippines for leading by example and strongly encourages States parties with outstanding initial reports to submit their reports as a matter of priority. Initial reports are key for establishing the benchmark against which progress will be measured.