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Appointment of the new Executive Secretary

The Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions is pleased to announce that the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, has recently appointed Dr. Rolph Payet, Minister for Environment and Energy, Seychelles, as its new Executive Secretary.

Dr. Payet has a Doctorate in Environmental Science, degrees at master level in Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Business Administration (MBA) and Applied Environmental Economics, and an honours degree in Biochemistry.

Appointment of the new Executive Secretary

Appointment of the new Executive Secretary

The Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions is pleased to announce that the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, has recently appointed Dr. Rolph Payet, Minister for Environment and Energy, Seychelles, as its new Executive Secretary.

Dr. Payet has a Doctorate in Environmental Science, degrees at master level in Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Business Administration (MBA) and Applied Environmental Economics, and an honours degree in Biochemistry.

In addition to having been the Seychelles’ Chief Negotiator for the Basel Convention, the Montreal Protocol and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Dr. Payet also established important multi-stakeholder platforms, such as the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) and and co-chaired the International Coral Reef Initiative. He was Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third and Fourth Assessments and was elected as Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) in 2007, in recognition of his contributions to marine research. He established the first university in Seychelles in 2009, and is its present ProChancellor. He also holds an associate professorship at the University of Linnaeus in Sweden.

Dr. Payet will take up his new duties in Geneva on 6 October 2014.

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Announcements

Call for Applications by 15 August 2014.

Development of visual identity of modules for training and capacity building – Consultancy Announcement

Call for Applications by 15 August 2014.
The deadline for submissions is extended until 19 September 2014.
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Stockholm Convention questionnaire on technical assistance needs assessment for 2014

The deadline for submissions is extended until 19 September 2014.


Calendar of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

 
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Highlights

New Parties to the Convention

Transmission of National Implementation Plans

The September  issue of the BRS Technical Assistance Newsletter is now available

The September issue of the BRS Technical Assistance Newsletter is now available

The Technical Assistance Newsletter provides information on the past, current and upcoming technical assistance activities.

The September issue of the BRS Technical Assistance Newsletter is now available

The September  issue of the BRS Technical Assistance Newsletter is now available
 
Resource mobilization for the 2014-15 biennium takes off with concept notes for voluntary financial contributions

Resource mobilization for the 2014-15 biennium takes off with concept notes for voluntary financial contributions

A list of concept notes for voluntary financial contributions for the biennium 2014/15 is now available.  

Resource mobilization for the 2014-15 biennium takes off with concept notes for voluntary financial contributions

Resource mobilization for the 2014-15 biennium takes off with concept notes for voluntary financial contributions

A list of concept notes for voluntary financial contributions for the biennium 2014/15 is now available.

 

Tenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee to be held in Rome in October 2014

Tenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee to be held in Rome in October 2014

The tenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-10) will be held from 27 to 30 October 2014 in Rome, Italy.

Tenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee to be held in Rome in October 2014

Tenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee to be held in Rome in October 2014
 

Clock starts ticking towards entry into force of HBCD amendment

The amendment for the listing of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) to Annex A of the Stockholm Convention will enter into force on 26 November 2014 for most Parties.  

Clock starts ticking towards entry into force of HBCD amendment

The official notification of HBCD has been communicated, by the Depositary/Treaty Section of the Office of Legal Affairs in New York, to all Parties on 26 November 2013.

The notification is now available in English and in French

The HBCD amendment will enter into force for Parties on 26 November 2014, except for those Parties which might opt out, or for those Parties which had submitted the declaration for opting-in to any amendments, at the time they submitted their instruments of ratification of the Convention.

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Activities

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Briefing on the tenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the tenth meeting of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC)
The objective of this webinar is to inform Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, observers and other stakeholders in order to enable their full participation in the work of POPRC and CRC.

Briefing on the tenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the tenth meeting of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC)

Briefing on the tenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the tenth meeting of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC)

Schedule and registration

Date and Time
(Geneva time: UTC/GMT+2 hour)
Please register a few days in advance of the webinar.
To register, please use the following link:
Tuesday 7 October at 10 am
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Thursday 9 October at 4 pm
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Objectives

The objective of this webinar is to inform Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, observers and other stakeholders in order to enable their full participation in the work of POPRC and CRC.

Contents

  1. Introduction - 5 min.
  2. Presentations by the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions:
    • Tenth meeting of the CRC - 15 min.
    • Tenth meeting of the POPRC - 15 min.
  3. Questions and answers - 25 min. 

Background

The tenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-10) of the Rotterdam Convention will be held at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, from 22 to 24 October 2014. The tenth meeting of the CRC includes in its agenda the review of new notifications of final regulatory action received from Parties on short-chained chlorinated paraffins, tributyltin compounds and polychlorinated naphthalenes, for inclusion in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention and the consideration of draft Decision Guidance Documents on methamidophos and fenthion (ultra low volume (ULV) formulations at or above 640 g active ingredient/L), for submission to the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention in May 2015.
The tenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-10) of the Stockholm Convention will be held at the same venue, from 27 to 30 October 2014. During this meeting the Committee will review the draft risk management evaluation on pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters, draft risk profile on decabromodiphenyl ether, and the proposal for listing dicofol in Annexes A, B, and/or C to the Stockholm Convention and undertake further tasks assigned to it by the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention.

Target group

Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions national focal points, official contact points, designated national authorities, permanent missions and interested stakeholders, POPRC members, CRC members and members of the Basel Convention Small Intersessional Working Group (SIWG) on POPs guidelines.

Equipment requirements

The internet-based software, Webex, will be used for the video/teleconference session which allows sharing voice and data, such as PowerPoint presentations. Webinar participants would need to use the following items: a headset (preferred) a computer, a phone, a microphone, speakers and a good internet connection.

Additional information

For more information, please contact:
Technical Assistance Programme
Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention
Email: technical.assistance@brsmeas.org



 

Webinar on the intersessional work of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention (CRC)

The webinar will cover the introduction on activities to enhance effective participation in the work of the CRC and the POPRC, the intersessional work of the CRC and the process and methodology for drafting DGDs.

Webinar on the intersessional work of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention (CRC)

Webinar on the intersessional work of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention (CRC)

Schedule for the Webinars

Date and Time
(Geneva time: UTC/GMT+2 hour)
Please register a few days in advance of the webinar.
To register, please use the following link:
Tuesday, 30 September at 10 am
Register
Thursday, 2 October at 4 pm
Register

Objectives

The objective of the webinar is to share information on the intersessional work of the CRC between the ninth and tenth meeting. This includes new notifications of final regulatory action for chemicals under review of to be reviewed. The session also aims to present the process followed by CRC members for drafting DGDs for chemicals and severely hazardous pesticide formulations, to be submitted to the Conference of the Parties of the Rotterdam Convention.

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction on activities to enhance effective participation in the work of the CRC and the POPRC
  • Intersessional work of the CRC
  • Process and methodology for drafting DGDs 

Contents

The webinar will last one hour and will be structured as follows:

  • Introduction and presentation of participants (5’)
  • Introduction to Secretariat’s activities to enhance effective participation in the work of the CRC and POPRC -BRS Secretariat (5’)
  • Intersessional work of the Chemical Review Committee - Jürgen Helbig, Chair of the CRC (15’)
  • Process and methodology for drafting DGDs: the example of Methamidophos - Anja Bartels, Member of the Chemical Review Committee (15’)
  • Questions and answers with the chairs of the intersessional drafting group and members of the CRC (20’)

Background

The work plan of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) between the ninth and the tenth meeting included the drafting of two Decision Guidance Documents (DGDs) on Methamidophos and Fenthion 640 ULV and the collection of additional information to re-evaluate chemicals previously reviewed for which information was still lacking. Also, during the intersessional period the Secretariat received new notifications of final regulatory actions regarding short-chain chlorinated paraffins, tributyltin compounds and polychlorinated naphthalenes to be reviewed by the CRC at its tenth meeting. The Committee has undertaken a preliminary review during the intersessional period. Parties and observers are invited to provide the trade information relating to these chemicals prior to the tenth meeting. The tenth meeting of the CRC is scheduled to take place in Rome, Italy, from 21 to 24 October 2014.

The CRC is a subsidiary body of the Rotterdam Convention established to review chemicals and severely hazardous pesticide formulations according to the criteria set out by the Convention in Annexes II and IV, respectively. The CRC makes recommendations to the Conference of the Parties for listing such chemicals in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention.

This webinar is part of a series of activities to enhance effective participation in the work of the CRC and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention and aims to enhance cooperation and coordination among the scientific and technical bodies of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.

Target Groups

The present webinar will target:

  • Current, past members and participants in the CRC
  • Members of and participants in the Stockholm Convention POPRC
  • Official contact points and national focal points or designated national authorities nominated to represent their countries within the framework of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
  • Any stakeholders concerned with issues pertaining to the assessment and international regulation of potentially hazardous chemicals.

Additional information

For more information, please contact:
Technical Assistance Programme
Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention
Email: technical.assistance@brsmeas.org

 

Draft guidance to assist parties to the Rotterdam Convention and the Chemical Review Committee in their work when a chemical under consideration is a persistent organic pollutant listed under the Stockholm Convention

The objectives of the webinar are to disseminate the content of the draft guidance document. Also, the webinar aims at highlighting areas where information exchange on chemicals under review of these scientific bodies could enhance synergies among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.

Draft guidance to assist parties to the Rotterdam Convention and the Chemical Review Committee in their work when a chemical under consideration is a persistent organic pollutant listed under the Stockholm Convention

Draft guidance to assist parties to the Rotterdam Convention and the Chemical Review Committee in their work when a chemical under consideration is a persistent organic pollutant listed under the Stockholm Convention

Schedule for the Webinars

Date and Time
(Geneva time: UTC/GMT+2 hour)
Please register a few days in advance of the webinar.
To register, please use the following link:
Tuesday, 23 September at 10 am
Register
Thursday, 25 September at 4 pm
Register

Objectives

The objectives of the webinar are to disseminate the content of the draft guidance document. Also, the webinar aims at highlighting areas where information exchange on chemicals under review of these scientific bodies could enhance synergies among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  1. Introduction of activities under the Conventions to enhance effective participation in the work of scientific and technical subsidiary bodies of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
  2. Introduction of the draft guidance to assist parties to the Rotterdam Convention and the Chemical Review Committee in their work when a chemical under consideration is a persistent organic pollutant listed under the Stockholm Convention

Contents

The webinar will last one hour and will be structured as follows:

  • Introduction and presentation of participants (5’)
  • Introduction to Secretariat’s activities to enhance effective participation in the work of the CRC and POPRC (5’)
  • Introduction of the draft guidance document (25’)
  • Questions and answers with the chairs of the intersessional drafting group and members of the CRC and POPRC (25’)

Background

This webinar will provide an introduction to the draft guidance document submitted to the CRC and the POPRC at their tenth meetings. It will provide opportunities to discuss the content and, in particular, its recommendations.

At their second extraordinary meetings in May 2013, the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions had requested the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) of the Stockholm Convention and the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) of the Rotterdam Convention to develop guidance to assist parties to the Rotterdam Convention and the Chemical Review Committee in their work when a chemical under consideration is a persistent organic pollutant listed under the Stockholm Convention.

At the first joint meeting of the CRC and POPRC, on 20 October 2013, the members of the two committees decided to set up an intersessional working group to review the information already available and develop further guidance on this matter. The group would be open-ended and include members from the two committees, as well as observers. The outcome of the work would be presented at the tenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee and the tenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee in October 2014.

This webinar is part of a series of activities to enhance effective participation in the work of the CRC and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention and aims to enhance cooperation and coordination among the scientific and technical bodies of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.

Target Groups

The present webinar will target: 

  • Current, past members and participants in the CRC
  • Members of and participants in the Stockholm Convention POPRC
  • Official contact points and national focal points or designated national authorities nominated to represent their countries within the framework of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
  • Any stakeholders concerned with issues pertaining to the assessment and international regulation of potentially hazardous chemicals.

Additional information

For more information, please contact:
Technical Assistance Programme
Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention
Email: technical.assistance@brsmeas.org
Kerstin Stendahl calls for increased awareness & safer alternatives to unsound chemicals

Collective global action agreed to in our multilateral environmental agreements coupled with implementation supported by the Global Environment Facility is helping to reduce threats posed by the use of chemicals.


Kerstin Stendahl calls for increased awareness & safer alternatives to unsound chemicals

Kerstin Stendahl calls for increased awareness & safer alternatives to unsound chemicals

Collective global action agreed to in our multilateral environmental agreements coupled with implementation supported by the Global Environment Facility is helping to reduce threats posed by the use of chemicals.

“The Month of Reporting” opens with special series of webinars on National Reporting
A series of webinars aim to provide in-depth guidance to Parties to the Stockholm Convention on how to submit their national reports.

“The Month of Reporting” opens with special series of webinars on National Reporting

“The Month of Reporting” opens with special series of webinars on National Reporting

A series of webinars aim to provide in-depth guidance to Parties to the Stockholm Convention on how to submit their national reports.

Stockholm Convention Bureau discussed preparation for the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties

The report of the meeting which took place on 14-15 May 2014, in Geneva, Switzerland is now available.

Stockholm Convention Bureau discussed preparation for the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties

Stockholm Convention Bureau discussed preparation for the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties
 
Record Funding for the Global Environment

US$ 4.43 billion pledged for the Global Environment Facility.

Record Funding for the Global Environment

Record Funding for the Global Environment
 
First e-learning tool launched to prevent illegal trade in hazardous chemicals and waste

INTERPOL and the BRS Secretariat launch e-learning module to help law enforcement officers identify and prevent illegal trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes.

First e-learning tool launched to prevent illegal trade in hazardous chemicals and waste

First e-learning tool launched to prevent illegal trade in hazardous chemicals and waste
 
17 participants strengthened their skills at the training session on chairing meetings of all conventions
Training contributes to gender and regional diversity in conventions’ corps of highly qualified chairpersons

17 participants strengthened their skills at the training session on chairing meetings of all conventions

17 participants strengthened their skills at the training session on chairing meetings of all conventions

Training contributes to gender and regional diversity in conventions’ corps of highly qualified chairpersons

The Pilot training session on chairing meetings of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) conventions took place in Glion, Switzerland, from 3 to 5 March 2014. The training was conducted by the Institute of Advanced Studies of the United Nations University in cooperation with the Secretariat. It brought together 17 participants from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, the Cook Islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Georgia, Indonesia, Japan, Malawi, Poland, the Russian Federation, Senegal, Sudan, and Switzerland.

The participants benefited from experience of former chairs who led various BRS processes, including the conferences of the parties, meetings of subsidiary bodies, contact groups and informal consultations. Through the combination of lectures, case studies, videos and simulation exercises the participants learned firsthand how to effectively chair intergovernmental meetings and guide them toward consensual outcomes.

“The pilot raining extends the conventions’ corps of highly qualified chairpersons, ensuring that we can call upon experienced chairs from all regions, while maintaining gender and regional diversity among them,” said Kerstin Stendahl, BRS Deputy Executive Secretary.

The training session was held through the generous support of the Government of Switzerland.
Final report of POPRC-9 meeting released

The final report of the ninth meeting of the POPs Review Committee has been published in the six official UN languages.

Final report of POPRC-9 meeting released

Final report of POPRC-9 meeting released
 
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Upcoming meetings

Ninth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC.9)
Rome, Italy, from 14 to 18 October 2013

Ninth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC.9)

Rome, Italy, from 14 to 18 October 2013


Venue: FAO Headquarters, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy.

Highlights: The ninth meeting of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC.9) will be held from 14 to 18 October 2013, with pre-meetings on Sunday, 13 October 2013, at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. In addition, on Sunday, 20 October 2013, a joint meeting with the Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee (CRC) will be held. This joint meeting was agreed to by the bureaux of the Committees and the conferences of the Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, at their sixth meetings held from 28 April to 10 May 2013. The purpose of the joint meeting is for scientific information exchange between the members of the Committees.

The Committee will have before it proposals for listing decabromodiphenyl ether (commercial mixture, c-decaBDE) and dicofol in Annexes A, B and/or C to the Stockholm Convention. The Committee will also review, among other things, the draft risk management evaluation on chlorinated naphthalenes and hexachlorobutadiene and the draft risk profile on pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters. We would like to remind you that if you are planning to provide new or additional data on any chemical at the meeting, you should also provide a copy of the full reference documentation to ensure data acceptability.

The Committee’s meetings are open to observers in accordance with the rules of procedure of the Conference of the Parties and the terms of reference of the POPs Review Committee. To participate as an observer, please read the information for admission of observers and submit the completed registration form before 30 August 2013 by fax or e-mail to the Secretariat.

First joint meeting of the Chemical Review Committee and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee, 20 October 2013

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Recent meetings

August 2014
Regional workshop on updating national implementation plans and reporting under Stockholm Convention
Montevideo, Uruguay, 5 - 8 August 2014

Regional workshop on updating national implementation plans and reporting under Stockholm Convention

Montevideo, Uruguay, 5 - 8 August 2014


Background: The addition of chemicals to Annexes A, B or C of the Convention triggers the need for most parties to review and update the national implementation plans (NIPs) in accordance with decision SC-1/12. In 2009, nine new chemicals were added to the Annexes of the Convention and in 2011, endosulfan was added to Annex A of the Convention.

The process of reviewing and updating the NIPs can be challenging for parties that lack adequate resources and technical capacity. Parties have expressed the need for assistance in that regard and in particular in addressing newly listed POPs that are widely used for industrial purposes and are contained in products and articles. In accordance with decision SC-4/9 that requested the Secretariat to identify any additional guidance that might be required to assist parties in their development and implementation of the Convention, a set of guidance documents has been developed to assist parties in reviewing and updating their NIPs with information relating to newly listed POPs. These documents should assist parties in developing strategies to restrict and eliminate the newly listed POPs by providing guidance on establishing inventories, controlling the import of new POPs, monitoring the presence of products and articles containing new POPs, selecting best available techniques and best environmental practices for the management of new POPs.

While updating their NIPs in order to address the newly listed POPs parties should also evaluate effectiveness of the action plans and strategies included in the original NIP. Reviewing of the adopted strategies and measures to reduce or eliminate releases of Annex C POPs, will require to elaborate updated release inventories in order to evaluate whether the unintentional releases actually decreased.

Parties to the Stockholm Convention are also required to transmit national reports every four years to the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention. The reports contain qualitative information on the measures taken to implement the Convention and on the effectiveness of such measures. Additionally, Parties are required to report quantitative information which includes statistical data on the production, import and export of the chemicals listed in Annexes A and B, among others. Based on these obligations, the Secretariat has developed electronic reporting systems, one for each convention, where Parties can report directly online.

Organized by: The training is organized by the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in cooperation with the Regional Centre for the Basel and Stockholm Conventions based in Uruguay. The European Union has kindly provided the funding for the training course.

Working language: Spanish is the working language of the training.

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July 2014
Sub-regional workshop on reporting obligations under the Basel and Stockholm Conventions
Dakar, Senegal, 6 - 8 July 2014

Sub-regional workshop on reporting obligations under the Basel and Stockholm Conventions

Dakar, Senegal, 6 - 8 July 2014


Background: Parties to the Basel Convention are required to transmit to the Secretariat, at the end of each calendar year, their respective national reports pursuant to Article 13, paragraph 3. The national report questionnaire contains qualitative and quantitative information. This is a mechanism that allows Parties to share information with each other and it also indicates the level of the implementation of the Basel Convention.  The focal points of the Basel Convention, at the national level, are responsible for receiving and submitting information as provided for in Articles 13 and 16.

Parties to the Stockholm Convention are to transmit national reports to the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention every four years. The reports contain qualitative information on the measures taken to implement the Convention and on the effectiveness of such measures. Additionally, Parties are required to report quantitative information which includes statistical data on the production, import and export of the chemicals listed in Annexes A and B, among others.

Based on these obligations, the Secretariat has developed electronic reporting systems, one for each convention, where Parties can report directly online.

Organized by: The training is organized by the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in cooperation with the Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in Dakar. The Government of Norway and the European Union have kindly provided the funding for the training course.

Working language(s): French is the working language of the training.

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May 2014
Meeting of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention
Geneva, Switzerland, 14 - 15 May 2014

Meeting of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention

Geneva, Switzerland, 14 - 15 May 2014


Venue: International Environment House 1 (IEH-1), Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland

Highlights: The Bureau of the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention, among other things, reviewed progress made in implementation of the decisions adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting and discussed the preparation of the seventh meeting of the Conference to be held back to back with the meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel and Rotterdam conventions in 2015.

Working language: The working language of the meeting will be English.

Meeting participants

Ms. Johanna Lissinger Peitz, President of the Conference of the Parties, chaired the meeting. Nine members of the Bureau (or replacement of members) participated in the meeting. The Chair of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee attended the meeting as an ex-officio member. Ms. Kerstin Stendahl, Executive Secretary ad interim of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, and Mr. David Ogden, Chief, Conventions Operations Branch, along with other members of the Secretariat participated in the meeting.

List of participants

Next Meeting

The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention will meet again on 11-12 November 2014, together with the bureaux of the conferences of the parties to the Basel and Rotterdam conventions. During their joint meeting in November the three bureaux will further discuss and agree on, among other things, the organization of work of the meetings of the conferences of the parties in May 2015.

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