1. The secretariat established by Article 8 of the Convention
shall serve as the secretariat of this Protocol.
2. Article 8, paragraph 2, of the Convention on the functions of
the secretariat, and
Article 8, paragraph 3, of the Convention on arrangements made for
the functioning of the secretariat, shall apply mutatis
mutandis to this Protocol. The secretariat shall, in addition,
exercise the functions assigned to it under this