Framework for the effectiveness evaluation of the Stockholm Convention

Background

According to Article 16 of the Stockholm Convention, the effectiveness of the Convention shall be evaluated on the basis of available scientific, environmental, technical and economic information, including:

At its fourth meeting in May 2009, the Conference of the Parties acknowledged that the first effectiveness evaluation was completed. It noted that the procedures for the evaluation stage of the effectiveness evaluation were not defined and established an ad hoc working group to write a report on possible procedures for this purpose.

Framework for effectiveness evaluation

At its sixth meeting, the Conference of the Parties adopted the framework for the effectiveness evaluation of the Stockholm Convention pursuant to Article 16 . The framework encompasses issues such as the purpose of the effectiveness evaluation; arrangements for conducting the effectiveness evaluation; elements and indicators for the effectiveness evaluation; limitations of the effectiveness evaluation; and terms of reference for an effectiveness evaluation committee.

Timetable for effectiveness evaluation

The first six-year evaluation cycle takes place between 2010 and 2017. At its seventh meeting, the Conference of the Parties will consider the effectiveness evaluation report on all elements, and the recommendations of the effectiveness evaluation committee for future evaluation procedures.

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