Invitation to review and provide comments on draft <br/>risk profile on hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD)

At its fifth meeting, held on 12-16 October 2009, the POPs Review Committee examined the proposal submitted by Norway to list Hexabromocyclododecane under Annexes A, B, and/or C of the Convention. The report of the meeting (document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.5/10) is available here.

In accordance with the procedure laid down in paragraph 5 and 6 of Article 8 of the Convention, the Committee applied the screening criteria specified in Annex D and decided that the screening criteria were met and that the Committee should proceed with the development of a risk profile. The Committee invited Parties and observers to submit information specified in Annex E and the intersessional working group prepared a draft risk profile on HBCD based on the information.

A letter inviting review and submission of technical comments, together with the draft risk profile document were sent from the Secretariat to the Official Contact Points and National Focal Points.

Letter of invitation to review and provide comments on the
draft risk profile on hexabromocyclododecane

(10 April 2010)
Draft risk profile on hexabromocyclododecane
for technical comments


Parties and observers are invited to review and provide technical comments on the draft  risk profile to the POPs Review Committee by  25 May 2010.

Submissions are most appreciated in electronic files by e-mail to and  Should this not be possible, submissions can be sent by fax (+41 22) 917 8098), or as hard copy documents by post mail to:

Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention
Att: POPs Review Committee
Ms. Kei Ohno
United Nations Environment Programme
11-13 chemin des Anemones
CH-1219, Chatelaine, Geneva, Switzerland

For further information regarding this invitation or to receive hard copies of the documents, please contact Ms. Kei Ohno (e-mail:; telephone +41 22 917 8201).