Overview and Mandate


A national report contains information on the measures taken by a Party in implementing the Stockholm Convention. The information provided in the national reports is one of the main references to be used for the evaluation of the effectiveness of the Convention in accordance with its Article 16 including the progress towards the elimination of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

The Conference of the Parties (COP) decided at its first meeting that national reports shall be submitted every four years. In order to enable the interpretation and comparison of trends, it is important that Parties complete their national reports in a timely and accurate manner. Each Party designates an Official Contact Point who has the authority to submit a national report to the Secretariat.


Article 15 – Reporting

  1. 1. Each Party shall report to the Conference of the Parties on the measures it has taken to implement the provisions of this Convention and on the effectiveness of such measures in meeting the objectives of the Convention.
  2. Each Party shall provide to the Secretariat:
    1. Statistical data on its total quantities of production, import and export of each of the chemicals listed in Annex A and Annex B or a reasonable estimate of such data; and
    2. To the extent practicable, a list of the States from which it has imported each such substance and the States to which it has exported each such substance.
  3. Such reporting shall be at periodic intervals and in a format to be decided by the Conference of the Parties at its first meeting.