COP Decisions on DDT

At each Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Stockholm Convention, the COP evaluates the continued need of DDT for disease vector control.  In addition, the COP will take decisions on all other issues pertaining to the reduction and ultimate elimination of DDT.  The following decisions relate to DDT for each of the COPs starting with the latest meeting.

 
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SC-1/25 Decision on the format of the DDT register; the format and questionnaire contained in annex III; and the evaluation of the continued need for DDT for disease vector control set out in annex IV365 K245.79 K
 
 
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Takes note of the report of the expert group contained in annex II to the note by the Secretariat on evaluation of the continued need for DDT for disease vector control, including the conclusions and recommendations contained therein, and based on them: (a) Concludes that countries that are currently using DDT for disease vector control may need to continue such use until locally appropriate and cost-effective alternatives are available for sustainable transition away from DDT; (b) Concludes that sufficient capacity at the national and subnational levels is necessary for effective implementation, monitoring and impact evaluation (including associated data management) of the use of DDT and its alternatives in disease vector control, and recommends that the financial mechanism of the Convention support activities to build and strengthen such capacity as well as measures to strengthen relevant public health systems; (c) Requests the Secretariat, in cooperation with the World Health Organization, to elaborate further the reporting and evaluation process on DDT, as envisaged in the first recommendation of the expert group report on DDT, and to prepare cost estimates on such a process for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its second meeting; (d) Requests the Secretariat, in cooperation with the World Health Organization, to provide an overview of alternatives and their effectiveness to assist Parties in their goal of reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of DDT; (e) Decides that adequate resources should be budgeted for 2006 to meet the needs specified for activities 2 and 3 of the work plan outlined in annex III to the note by the Secretariat on evaluation of the continued need for DDT for disease vector control, on immediate actions to support the preparations of Parties for reporting on DDT and the review and assessment process required for future evaluations of the continued need for DDT, and invites countries to provide in 2005 the resources necessary for activity 1; (f) Requests the financial mechanism of the Convention, and invites other international financial institutions, to support ongoing processes to develop global partnerships on long-term strategies for developing and deploying cost-effective alternatives to DDT, including the development of insecticides for indoor residual spraying, long-lasting insecticide treated materials and nonchemical alternatives; (g) Requests the Secretariat to work closely with the World Health Organization on ongoing efforts to provide global leadership for the partnerships referred to in subparagraph 8 (f) above; 9. Invites States that are non-Parties to the Convention to participate in the activities outlined above.
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The Conference of the Parties,
1. Notes the report of the study undertaken by the World Health Organization on possible mechanisms for active information collection to provide an adequate information base for the evaluation of the continued need for DDT;

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3. Adopts the revised process for DDT reporting, assessment and evaluation contained in annex I to the present decision;
4. Also adopts the revised format and questionnaire for Parties to report on the production and use of DDT and its alternatives for disease vector control that is contained in annex II to the present decision and requests the Secretariat to undertake the translation of the electronic format of the questionnaire into the six official United Nations languages;[...]

Annex I to decision SC-3/2
Process for the reporting on and assessment and evaluation of the continued need for DDT for disease vector control

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1. Takes note of the report of the expert group on the assessment of the production and use of DDT and its alternatives for disease vector control; 2. Concludes that countries that are currently using DDT for disease vector control may need to continue such use until locally appropriate and cost-effective alternatives are available for sustainable transition away from DDT;
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Emphasizes the importance of finding safe and effective alternatives to DDT for disease vector control;
2. Takes note of the report by the DDT expert group on the assessment of the continued need for DDT for disease vector control;
3. Concludes that countries that are relying on DDT for disease vector control may need to continue such use until locally appropriate and cost-effective alternatives are available for a sustainable transition away from DDT;

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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the report by the DDT expert group on the assessment of the continued need for DDT for disease vector control, including the conclusions and recommendations contained therein;

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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the report by the DDT expert group on the assessment of the continued need for DDT for disease vector control, including the conclusions and recommendations contained therein;

2. Concludes that countries that are relying on indoor residual spraying for disease vector control may need DDT for such uses in specific settings where locally safe, effective and affordable alternatives are still lacking for a sustainable transition away from DDT;