Needs Assessment to implement the Stockholm Convention

In order to implement the Stockholm Convention, the Technical Assistance programme of the Secretariat is developed based on the needs identified by developing country Parties or Parties with economies in transition.

To identify such needs, the Secretariat uses a variety of information sources such as direct requests for assistance from Parties, National Implementation Plans, national reports, and specific questionnaires which are submitted to Parties every 4 years.

The information on Parties' needs to implement the Convention collected by the Secretariat is analyzed and the results presented on the Synergies Needs Assessment webpage where results can easily be compared by year of collection and by regions.