Convention text as amended in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015

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Convention Text

The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants was adopted on 22 May 2001 in Stockholm, Sweden. The Convention entered into force on 17 May 2004.

Since then, it has been amended by the Conference of the Parties, at several meetings:

1) At its first meeting held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, from 2 to 6 May 2005, the Conference of the Parties adopted decision SC-1/2, in which it established the arbitration and conciliation procedures, as required in Article 18 of the Convention, to govern the settlement of disputes between Parties. The procedures are set out in Annex G, which entered into force on 27 March 2007 (Depositary notification reference: C.N.1017.2007.TREATIES-14, English, French).

2) At its fourth meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 4 to 8 May 2009, the Conference of the Parties adopted amendments to Annexes A, B and C, in decisions SC-4/10, 4/11, 4/12, 4/13, 4/14, 4/15, 4/16, 4/17 and 4/18 to list 9 (nine) additional chemicals, respectively:

  • alpha hexachlorocyclohexane;
  • beta hexachlorocyclohexane;
  • chlordecone;
  • hexabromobiphenyl;
  • hexabromodiphenyl ether and heptabromodiphenyl ether;
  • lindane;
  • pentachlorobenzene;
  • perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride; and
  • tetrabromodiphenyl ether and pentabromodiphenyl ether. 

The amendments were communicated by the depositary to all Parties on 26 August 2009 (Depositary notification (Reference: C.N.524.2009.TREATIES-4, English, French).

1) At its fifth meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 25 to 29 April 2011, the Conference of the Parties adopted an amendment to Annex A, in decision SC-5/3, to list the following new Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP): 

  • technical endosulfan and its related isomers. 

The amendment was communicated by the depositary to all Parties on 27 October 2011 (Depositary notification reference: C.N.703.201.TREATIES-8, English, French).

4) At its sixth meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 28 April to 10 May 2013, the Conference of the Parties adopted an amendment to Annex A, in decision SC-6/13, to list the following new POP:

  • hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD).

The amendment was communicated by the depositary to all Parties on 26 November 2013 (Depositary notification reference: C.N.934.2013.TREATIES-XXVII.15, English, French).

5) At its seventh meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 4 to 15 May 2015, the Conference of the Parties adopted amendments to Annexes A and C to the Stockholm Convention to list the following new POPs:

These amendments were communicated by the depositary to all Parties on 15 December 2015 (Depositary notification reference: C.N.681.2015.TREATIES-XXVII.15, English, French).
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Text of the Convention 
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Amendments to Annex A
adopted in 2013 

Amendment to Annexes A and C adopted in 2015

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Annex G of the Convention 
 
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