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First meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Effectiveness Evaluation of the Stockholm Convention

The First meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Effectiveness Evaluation of the Stockholm Convention was held from 10 to 12 November 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland.

At its meeting in May 2009, the Conference of the Parties established an Ad Hoc Working Group on Effectiveness Evaluation, consisting of ten experts nominated by Parties, two from each United Nations regions.  This Working Group is to develop cost-effective, streamlined and pragmatic proposals on:

a)      How information from national reports under Article 15 of the Convention could be compiled for the purpose of effectiveness evaluation;

b)      How information from the global monitoring plan, the non-compliance procedure under Article 17 of the Convention and national reports under Article 15 could be evaluated;

c)      Arrangements to prepare for and undertake future effectiveness evaluations, and

d)      To prepare a report for the Conference of the Parties to consider at its next meeting in May 2011.

The first meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group was held from 10 to 12 November, 2009, in Geneva.

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