COP Decisions on Regional Centres

 

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SC-1/16 Technical assistance: regional and subregional centres60 K18.43 K
 
 
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2. Requests the Secretariat to submit the draft terms of reference and the criteria for evaluating the performance of the regional and subregional centres and any proposal of strengthening existing regional centres for the consideration of the Conference of the Parties at its second meeting.

3. Further requests the Secretariat to pursue cooperation with Basel Convention regional and subregional centres and other relevant existing institutions in the implementation of regional projects and programmes concerning the implementation of the Stockholm Convention. This should be done in continuing the process of targeting the creation of Stockholm Convention centres.

SC-2/9 Technical assistance79 K38.01 K
 
 
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Adopts the terms of reference for regional and subregional centres for capacity-building and transfer of technology under the Stockholm Convention set forth in annex I to the present decision;

Requests the Secretariat to develop draft terms of reference for the process of selecting regional and subregional centres for capacity-building and transfer of technology for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its third meeting. In undertaking this task, the Secretariat should consult with Convention focal points and with existing regional and subregional centres and their host organizations providing technical assistance and technology transfer for chemicals and chemical waste issues;
Adopts the criteria for evaluating the performance of regional and subregional centres for capacity-building and technology transfer set forth in annex II to the present decision.

SC-3/12 Terms of reference for the selection of regional and subregional centres for capacity building and the transfer of environmentally sound technologies under the Stockholm Convention74 K24.58 K
 
 
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2. Underlines the importance of increased cooperation and coordination between conventions in the chemicals and waste cluster in promoting the effective regional delivery of capacitybuilding and the transfer of technology to developing countries and countries with economies in transition;

3. Affirms that such regional or subregional centres should be capable of meeting the technical assistance and technology transfer needs and priorities identified in the annex to decision SC1/15 and fulfilling the terms of reference for such centres set out in annex I of decision SC-2/9; 4. Requests regional representatives on the bureau to submit to the secretariat, as soon as practicable after the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties, nominations for institutions to become Stockholm Convention regional centres or subregional centres in accordance with the terms of reference for the selection of such centres set forth in the annex to the present decision; 5. Decides that institutions nominated by regions will be formally recognized as “nominated Stockholm Convention centres” until the Conference of the Parties at its next meeting decides whether to confirm their endorsement

SC-4/23Regional and subregional centres for capacity-building and transfer of technology90.5 K17.52 K
 
 
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1. Takes note of the report prepared by the Secretariat on how the nominated Stockholm Convention centres meet the criteria contained in decisions SC-1/15 and SC-2/9; 2. Welcomes the workplans and reports submitted by the nominated Stockholm Convention centres in accordance with decision SC-2/9;
SC-5/21Regional and subregional centres for capacity-building and transfer of technology171 K24.74 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Welcomes the institutions newly nominated in accordance with decision SC-3/12 to become Stockholm Convention centres;
2. Takes note of the Secretariat’s report on the activities of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants regional and subregional centres for capacity building and the transfer of technology and the nominated Stockholm Convention centres;

SC-6/16Regional and subregional centres for capacity-building and the transfer of technology99.5 K32.62 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the information provided by the Secretariat on regional centres;

2. Also takes note of the workplans for the biennium 2012–2013 and activity reports for the period 2011–2012 submitted by the Stockholm Convention regional and subregional centres and the nominated Stockholm Convention centre;

SC-7/17Stockholm Convention regional and subregional centres for capacity-building and the transfer of technology22.99 K31.57 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Emphasizes the role of the regional and subregional centres in enhancing the provision of technical assistance for capacity-building to support the national efforts of developing countries and countries with economies in transition for the implementation of the chemicals and waste conventions in accordance with their terms of reference;

Other relevant decisions

 

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SC-1/9 Guidance to the financial mechanism68 K27.75 K
 
 
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Requests the Secretariat to transmit the guidance to the financial mechanism contained in the annex to the present decision to the entity or entities entrusted with the operation of the financial mechanism pursuant to paragraph 6 of Article 13 of the Convention;
Further requests the Secretariat to transmit the guidance to the financial mechanism contained in the annex to the present decision to the Global Environment Facility, which is, on an interim basis, the principal entity entrusted with the operations of the financial mechanism in accordance with Article 14 of the Convention;
Requests the entity or entities entrusted with the operations of the financial mechanism of the Convention, including the Global Environment Facility, to incorporate on an ongoing basis guidance from the Conference of the Parties in the further development of their operational programmes to ensure that the objectives of the Convention are addressed;
Requests the Global Environment Facility to prepare and submit reports to each ordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties on its operations in support of the Convention, as set out in the memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties and the Council of the Global Environment Facility.
SC-1/15Technical assistance70 K29.74 K
 
 
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Requests the Secretariat to transmit the guidance on technical assistance to Parties, donors, relevant intergovernmental organizations and the entity or entities participating in the financial mechanism for consideration when developing and implementing their work programmes;

Further requests the Secretariat to report on progress in application of the guidance on technical assistance to each meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
SC-2/10 Financial resources and mechanism66.5 K16.73 K
 
 
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2. Requests the Secretariat, in consultation with the Global Environment Facility, to report to the Conference at its future meetings on the effectiveness of the implementation of the memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties and the Council of the Global Environment Facility;
3. Welcomes the report on the first review of the financial mechanism and notes its recommendations, the relevant ones of which are included, as appropriate, either in the present decision or in decision SC-2/11 on additional guidance to the financial mechanism;
4. Decides to include all its requests and recommendations to the Global Environment Facility in a single decision on additional guidance to the financial mechanism;
5. Welcomes the achievements of the Global Environment Facility in support of the Convention and notes that the report of the first review of the financial mechanism is in general appreciative of the role of the Global Environment Facility as the principal entity of the financial mechanism of the Convention;
6. Urges donor Parties and invites other Governments to contribute to the Global Environment Facility in order to achieve a timely and successful fourth replenishment and the resources necessary for advancing the implementation of the Convention;
SC-2/11 Additional guidance to the Financial Mechanism64 K16.3 K
 
 
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Requests the Global Environment Facility to continue to work with the Secretariat of the Convention to finalize Operational Programme 14 incorporating the guidance by the Conference of the Parties as soon as possible; Also requests the Global Environment Facility to exercise any necessary flexibility in applying its criteria for access in order to ensure compatibility with the country eligibility criteria established by the Conference of the Parties in decision SC-1/9 in accordance with the specific priorities and needs of eligible countries; Further requests the Global Environment Facility to include in its regular reports to the Conference of the Parties a more indepth analysis of its financing, including cofinancing, in its persistent organic pollutants portfolio, which includes sources, mechanisms, arrangements and trends;
SC-3/16 Additional guidance to the financial mechanism68.5 K15.73 K
 
 
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4. Invites Governments, non-governmental organizations, industry and intergovernmental organizations to participate in the development of the business plan for promoting a global partnership on the development and deployment of alternative products, methods and strategies to DDT for disease vector control and encourages the Global Environment Facility, donors and other funding agencies to provide financial and other resources to support the creation and implementation of the business plan; 5. Urges the Global Environment Facility to incorporate best available techniques and best environmental practices and demonstration as one of its priorities for providing financial support; 6. Invites the Global Environment Facility to incorporate activities related to the global monitoring plan and capacity-building in developing countries, small island developing States and countries with economies in transition as priorities for providing financial support; 7. Decides that the outcomes of the periodic assessments of the funding necessary and available for the implementation of the convention shall be an input of the Conference of the Parties to the negotiations on the replenishment of the Trust Fund of the Global Environment Facility;
SC-4/22Guidance on technical assistance77.5 K9.87 K
 
 
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1. Takes note of the information contained in the note by the Secretariat on guidance on technical assistance;

2. Requests the Secretariat to continue to implement its technical assistance programme upon request while making full use of regional centres as an integral part of its work to facilitate technical assistance and the promotion of transfer of technology

SC-4/34Enhancing cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions (synergies decision)106 K45.03 K
 
 
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Recalling decision SC-2/15 adopted by the Conference of the Parties of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants at its second meeting, decision RC-3/8 adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade at its third meeting and decision VIII/8 adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention

SC-5/20Guidance on technical assistance131.5 K11.24 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the information provided in the note by the Secretariat on guidance on technical assistance;
2. Invites developing-country parties and parties with economies in transition to provide information to the Secretariat on their technical assistance and technology transfer needs and the barriers and obstacles in that regard;

SC-5/27Enhancing cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions390.5 K167.31 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

Mindful of the legal autonomy of each of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants,
Recognizing the broad scope of the three conventions,

SC-6/15Technical assistance53 K12 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the information provided by the Secretariat on technical assistance for the implementation of the Stockholm Convention;

SC-7/16Technical assistance16.68 K18.11 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Takes note of the information provided by the Secretariat on technical assistance for the implementation of the Convention;

2. Welcomes the development of a database for the collection of information pertaining to the needs of parties for the implementation of the Convention, as well as information on available assistance;

SC-7/28Enhancing cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions20.69 K29.43 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

Mindful of the legal autonomy of, respectively, the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants,

SC-7/29Clearing-house mechanism for information exchange15.76 K16.46 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Notes the progress made in the implementation of the joint clearing-house mechanism, which should serve as a platform for the exchange and dissemination of information;

2. Takes note of the proposed joint clearing-house mechanism strategy and invites parties and others to provide comments on the strategy, in particular its scope, on national and regional priorities and needs in respect of the clearing-house mechanism and on the goals described in section IV of the strategy, to the Secretariat by 31 October 2015;