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Regional Consultation Workshop on Regional Needs for the implementation of the Stockholm Convention

The Regional Consultation Workshop on Regional Needs for the implementation of the Stockholm Convention was held on 7 November 2008 in Beijing, China.

A regional consultation workshop to identify regional needs for the implementation of the Stockholm Convention was held at BCRC China, a nominated Stockholm Convention centre, on 7th November 2008 BCRC China, a nominated Stockholm Convention centre organized a Consultation Workshop on Regional Needs for the implementation of the Stockholm Convention in the Asia-Pacific Region on 7 November 2008, in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

The workshop was attended by the Official Contact Points to the Stockholm Convention from China, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines and Sri Lanka. A representative from the Secretariat of the Basel Convention also attended the workshop as an observer.

Professor Li Jinhui, the executive secretary of BCRC China, made a presentation on the history, framework and activities of BCRC China, as well as the work plan which was developed and submitted to Secretariat of Stockholm Convention on September 2008 by BCRC China. Convention implementation needs of each participating country were reported and discussed. Participants to the workshop provided important suggestions for updating the work plan of the centre. Suggestions received during the workshop will help the development of regional project proposals.

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