Decisions

Since its first meeting, the COP has taken a series of decisions on how and when Parties should submit national reports. A list of these decisions is presented below:

 
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SC-1/22 Party reporting, timing and format240 K165.38 K
 
 
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Decides that in accordance with Article 15 of the Convention, each Party shall submit its first report by 31 December 2006 for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its third meeting, in 2007;
Decides that each Party shall submit its subsequent report every four years thereafter, for consideration during the meeting of the Conference of the Parties to be held the following year;
Adopts the revised format for reporting pursuant to Article 15 set forth in the annex to the present decision;
Requests the Secretariat to make available to Parties the above-mentioned format for reporting, both in electronic and hard copies;
Encourages each Party, when submitting its report pursuant to Article 15, to provide the Secretariat with an electronic version of its report;
Requests the Secretariat to prepare a cost estimate for developing an electronic system for reporting pursuant to Article 15 of the Convention for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its second meeting;
Requests the Secretariat to develop a draft format for reporting on PCBs under the Convention, for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its second meeting.
SC-2/18 Reporting319.5 K92.03 K
 
 
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1. Requests the Secretariat to develop an electronic system for reporting pursuant to Article 15 of the Convention and to make it available to Parties no later than 30 September 2006, in time to be used by Parties when preparing their first reports pursuant to Article 15;
2. Adopts the format for reporting on polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) contained in the annex to the present decision;
3. Requests the Secretariat to incorporate the format for reporting on PCBs in the format for reporting under Article 15 of the Convention contained in the annex to decision SC-1/22;
4. Also requests the Secretariat to make available to Parties both electronic and hard copies of the format for reporting on PCBs.
SC-3/18 Reporting64.5 K11.18 K
 
 
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2. Invites Parties to provide comments on their experience in using the electronic system for reporting to the Secretariat by 31 December 2007; 3. Encourages Parties that have not used the electronic system for reporting to do so; 4. Requests the Secretariat: (a) To prepare a report pursuant to paragraph 2 (d) of Article 20 of the Convention by 30 July 2008 in time to be used in the effectiveness evaluation under Article 16 of the Convention; (b) To develop a users manual for the electronic system for reporting and distribute it widely in order to facilitate the process for reporting pursuant to Article 15; (c) To provide training, upon request and subject to the availability of funds, to enable Parties to use the electronic system for reporting effectively; (d) To make non-substantive modifications to the reporting forms in order to make the electronic system for reporting more user friendly, including by enhancing its flexibility; (e) To develop, resources permitting, an enhanced version of the electronic system for reporting that takes into account such modifications.
SC-4/30Reporting77.5 K10.09 K
 
 
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1. Welcomes the report based on information received pursuant to Article 15 of the Convention prepared by the Secretariat;

2. Decides that, in accordance with Article 15, each Party shall submit its second report pursuant to Article 15 to the Secretariat by 31 October 2010 for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its fifth meeting;

SC-5/16Reporting132 K11.6 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Welcomes the reports submitted by parties pursuant to Article 15 of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants using the enhanced version of the electronic system for reporting;
2. Takes note of the Secretariat’s report pursuant to paragraph 2 (d) of Article 20 based on the national reports submitted by parties under Article 15;

SC-6/21National reporting56 K11.35 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Adopts the revised reporting format set out in the note by the Secretariat;

2. Takes note of the progress made by the Secretariat in further improving the online electronic system for reporting based on the revised reporting format and the comments received from parties on their experiences in using the system and in view of the use of the national reports as one element in undertaking an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Convention pursuant to Article 16;