Endosulfan included under the Convention
Representatives from 127 Governments met in Geneva at the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
The Parties agreed to list endosulfan in Annex A to the Convention, with specific exemptions. When the amendment to the Annex A enters into force in one year, endosulfan will become the 22nd POP to be listed under the Convention.
The decision was among more than 30 measures taken by Parties to the Stockholm Convention to boost global action against POPs.
Other major decisions taken at the meeting concern further steps in the synergies process to enhance cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, the continued need for DDT for disease vector control and the endorsement of seven new Stockholm Convention regional centres.
Over 700 participants took part in the conference, which was held from 25 to 29 April 2011. Under the theme, "Stockholm at 10: Chemical Challenges, Sustainable Solutions", the conference marked the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention in May 2001.
Many of the decisions taken included invitations to Parties and others to provide information. To consult those requests and download the forms for submitting information, please visit the "Follow up to COP.5" page.