Fifteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC.15)

Rome, Italy, from 1 to 4 October 2019

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

Overview

The fifteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-15) will be held from 1 to 4 October 2019 at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. POPRC-15 is organized back-to-back with the fifteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention, convening at the same venue from 8 to 10 October 2019.

At its fifteenth meeting, the Committee will consider, among other things, a draft risk management evaluation on perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), its salts and PFHxS-related compounds and two proposals for listing new chemicals in Annexes A, B and/or C to the Convention; Dechlorane Plus submitted by Norway and Methoxychlor submitted by the European Union.

The meeting will also consider the work on the review of information related to specific exemptions for decabromodiphenyl ether and short-chain chlorinated paraffins in accordance with the processes specified in decisions SC-8/13 and SC-8/14.

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

Meeting documents

  • Working documents
  • Information documents

Preparatory meeting

In accordance with its terms of reference, the Committee will meet in closed session on Tuesday, 1 October at 9:00 a.m. in Philippines Room to discuss any issues related to conflicts of interest of Committee members.

Webinars

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

The online briefings will provide an overview of the issues that will be considered at the forthcoming meetings of the Stockholm Convention POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee (CRC), to be held respectively on 1 to 4 October 2019 and 8 to 10 October 2019, in Rome, Italy.

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

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