Programme of Work

At each of its meeting, the Conference of the Parties adopts a programme of work and budget for the Stockholm Convention for the following biennium.

The programme budget of the Stockholm Convention is set out in related decisions adopted by the Conference of the Parties. The budget is presented in programmatic formats harmonized with those used for the Basel and Rotterdam conventions, in accordance with the financial rules. The Basel and Rotterdam conventions adopt similar budget decisions. The approved activities are composed of convention-specific and joint activities for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions and are clustered in the following areas:

  • Conferences and meetings (activities 1-12)
  • Technical assistance and capacity-building (activities 13-19)
  • Scientific and technical activities (activities 20-24)
  • Knowledge and information management and outreach (activities 25-27)
  • Overall management (activities 28-31)
  • Legal and policy (activities 32-34)
  • Office maintenance and services (activities 35-36)

The Secretariat prepares budget activity fact sheets for planned activities, which provide additional information on mandates, rationales, detailed activities, outcomes with cost estimates, indicators of achievement, partners, socio/economic aspects, as well as resources approved for the current and previous bienniums.

After the completion of a biennium, the Secretariat prepares reports on the implementation of activities, their evaluation as per the indicators of achievement set out in the fact sheets, achieved outputs, as well as expenditures incurred under the general trust funds (BC, RC and SC trust funds) and voluntary trust funds (BD, RV and SV trust funds).

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Further information about the implementation of activities can be accessed under the IMPLEMENTATION section of the synergies, as well as the Convention-specific websites.

Secretariat Work Plans

Additionally, the Secretariat develops work plans as a tool supporting the implementation of the programmes of work of the conventions. These work plans for each biennium are available on the synergies website under the sub-section Secretariat Reports.