Nineteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC.19)

Rome, Italy, from 9 to 13 October 2023

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


The nineteenth meeting of the POPs Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention will take place from 9 to 13 October 2023 in Rome, Italy, back-to-back with the nineteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention.

The pre-meetings are tentatively scheduled to take place online on 19 September 2023 from 13:00 (UTC+2).

The Committee will consider, among others:

  • Draft risk profile for chlorpyrifos
  • Draft risk management evaluation for chlorinated paraffins with carbon chain lengths in the range C14-17 and chlorination levels at or exceeding 45 per cent chlorine by weight
  • Draft risk management evaluation for long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCAs), their salts and related compounds
  • Draft document on long-range environmental transport
  • Indicative list of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds
  • Indicative list of perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), its salts and PFHxS-related compounds.

Please see factsheets of the chemicals under review for further information.

Working languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.