Information collection through surveys

The seventh meeting of the Conference of the parties to the Stockholm Convention invited developing country parties and parties with economies in transition to provide information to the Secretariat on their needs for technical assistance and technology transfer, and their difficulties in implementing the Convention. It also invited developed-country parties and others to provide information to the Secretariat on the technical assistance and technology that they have available to be transferred to developing country parties and parties with economies in transition SC-7/16.

The Secretariat is developing two online questionnaires to facilitate the collection of the above-mentioned information.

A questionnaire targeted to the developing country parties and parties with economies in transition will be sent to the respective Official Contact Points to the Stockholm Convention in due course. The deadline for submitting the completed questionnaire is 31 May 2016.

A questionnaire targeted to the developed country parties will also be sent to the respective Official Contact Points to the Stockholm Convention in due course.The deadline for submitting the completed questionnaire is also 31 May 2016.

Taking into account the information collected, the Secretariat will prepare a report on the progress made in providing technical assistance and capacity-building as well as facilitating the transfer of environmentally sound technologies to Parties. This report will be submitted to the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in 2017.