Fourteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC.14)

Rome, Italy, from 17 to 21 September 2018

Venue: FAO Headquarters, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy.

Highlights

The fourteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-14) was held from 17 to 21 September 2018 at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. POPRC-14 was organized back-to-back with the fourteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention, convening at the same venue from 11 to 13 September 2018.

At its fourteenth meeting, the Committee adopted the risk profile on perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), its salts and PFHxS-related compounds moving the chemical to the next review stage requiring a risk management evaluation, that includes an analysis of possible control measures, to be prepared by an intersessional working group established for this purpose. The Committee also adopted the addendum to the risk management evaluation on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds and recommended to the Conference of the Parties (COP) that it consider listing the chemicals in Annex A to the Convention with specific exemptions specified in the decision. On perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (PFOSF), the Committee recommended that the COP consider amending Annex B to the Convention taking into account its recommendations on the continued need for the chemical for acceptable purposes and specific exemptions. The Committee also discussed a report on activities for effective participation in the work of the Committee and adopted the workplan for the intersessional period between the fourteenth and fifteenth meetings of the Committee. The Committee’s fifteenth meeting is scheduled to take place from 30 September to 4 October 2019 (the exact duration of the meeting is to be determined).

Working languages: The working languages of the meeting are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Meeting documents

  • Meeting report
  • Working documents
  • Information documents

POPRC-13 Meeting Document

Preparatory meeting

In accordance with its terms of reference, the Committee will meet in closed session on Monday, 17 September at 9:00 a.m. in Philippines Room to discuss any issues related to conflicts of interest of Committee members.

Webinars

Outcomes of the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee

The online briefings will provide an overview of the outcomes of the fourteenth meetings of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the Stockholm Convention POPs Review Committee (POPRC), held, respectively, on 11-13 September 2018 and 17-21 September 2018, in Rome, Italy.

Outcomes of the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee

Outcomes of the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee
 
 Briefing on the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee

The online briefings will provide an overview of the issues that will be considered at the forthcoming meetings of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the Stockholm Convention POPs Review Committee (POPRC), to be held, respectively, on 11-14 September 2018 and 17-21 September 2018, in Rome, Italy.

Briefing on the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee

 Briefing on the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee
 

Briefing given to the Permanent Missions to the United Nations based in Geneva

Media

DSC_0144  POPRC-14: photo gallery on flickr
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Press Release: UN scientists recommend listing of 5 more chemicals

The Rotterdam and Stockholm scientific subsidiary bodies’ meetings - CRC13 and POPRC13 - successfully concluded recently in Rome, and the official Press Release is now online.

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