Text of the Convention

The text of the Stockholm Convention was adopted by the Conference of the Plenipotentiaries (Stockholm, 22 May 2001) and entered into force on 17 May 2004. The text was subsequently amended by the Conference of the Parties at its fourth meeting (Geneva, 4 - 8 May 2009), fifth meeting (Geneva, 25 - 29 April 2011), sixth meeting (Geneva, 28 April - 10 May 2013), seventh meeting (Geneva, 4 - 15 May 2015), its eighth meeting (Geneva, 24 April - 5 May 2017) and at its ninth meeting (Geneva, 29 April – 10 May).

The text contained in this site is published for information only. It does not substitute the original authentic texts of the Stockholm Convention and amendments thereto as deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations acting as the Depository of the Convention.

Additional Annex

In 2005, the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties adopted Annex G, setting out the arbitration and conciliation procedures for the purposes of Article 18 of the Convention on settlement of disputes.

Amendments to Annexes

Since the adoption of the Convention, the Conference of the Parties has adopted a series of decisions to amend Annexes A, B and C to the Convention to list additional POPs. Further information on all the chemicals listed in the Annexes to the Stockholm Convention is available here

Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutions (POPs)

Text and Annexes

(revised in 2017)

The 2017 revised text of the Convention reflects the amendments adopted by the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to Annexes A and C.

The text of the amendments adopted in 2019 at the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to:

  1. List dicofol and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds in Annex A to the Convention; and
  2. Amend the listing in Annex B to the Convention of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (PFOSF)

is currently being finalized and will be made available on the Convention website shortly.