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Briefing on the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention, the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention and the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention

The online briefings will provide an overview of the issues that will be considered by the next meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions and introduce the schedule of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties and other practical information.

Briefing on the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention, the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention and the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention

Briefing on the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention, the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention and the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention
 
Register now and join our webinar session on 26 April 2023 on Dechlorane Plus and UV-328 proposed for listing in Annex A to the Stockholm Convention

The Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (COP-11) will consider, among other things, the recommendations of the POPs Review Committee on the listing of three new chemicals in Annex A to the Convention: Dechlorane Plus; UV-328; methoxychlor. To exchange information about the chemicals recommended for listing, in particular Dechlorane Plus and UV-328 for which the recommendations included specific exemptions, the Secretariat will organize a webinar on 26 April 2023, from 2 to 3:35 p.m. (UTC+2). 

Register now and join our webinar session on 26 April 2023 on Dechlorane Plus and UV-328 proposed for listing in Annex A to the Stockholm Convention

Register now and join our webinar session on 26 April 2023 on Dechlorane Plus and UV-328 proposed for listing in Annex A to the Stockholm Convention
 
POPRC 18 Meeting report now available in all UN languages

The meeting report of the 18th Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee is now available in the six UN languages.

POPRC 18 Meeting report now available in all UN languages

POPRC 18 Meeting report now available in all UN languages
 
Representatives for the Eastern European Region met in Zagreb, Croatia in the lead to the 2023 BRS COPs

The Eastern Europe regional preparatory meeting for the 2023 meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions took place from 28 to 30 March 2023 in Zagreb, Croatia. The meeting which was hosted by the Government of Croatia and organized in cooperation with the Basel Convention Regional Centre located in Slovakia, provided an opportunity for Parties in the region to consult each other in advance of the COPs and facilitate the preparation of regional positions amongst others.

Representatives for the Eastern European Region met in Zagreb, Croatia in the lead to the 2023 BRS COPs

Representatives for the Eastern European Region met in Zagreb, Croatia in the lead to the 2023 BRS COPs
 
Latin American and Caribbean delegates meet in Panama-City in the lead to the 2023 BRS COPs

On Tuesday 28 March 2023 participants attending the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Preparatory meeting for the 2023 meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions were welcomed to Panama-City by Dr. Luis Francisco Sucre, Minister of Health of Panama and Dr. Eduardo Flores Castro, Rector of the University of Panama. The meeting which was organized in cooperation with the Basel and Stockholm Conventions Regional Centre in Panama, provided an opportunity for Parties in the region to consult each other in advance of the COPs and facilitate the preparation of regional positions amongst others.

Latin American and Caribbean delegates meet in Panama-City in the lead to the 2023 BRS COPs

Latin American and Caribbean delegates meet in Panama-City in the lead to the 2023 BRS COPs
 
Regional preparations for the 2023 BRS COPs continue to move ahead

Delegates from the Africa region met from 21 to 23 March 2023 in Dakar, Senegal during the regional preparatory meeting for the 2023 BRS COPs. The meeting provided an opportunity for Parties in the region to consult each other in advance of the COPs and facilitate the preparation of regional positions amongst others.

Regional preparations for the 2023 BRS COPs continue to move ahead

Regional preparations for the 2023 BRS COPs continue to move ahead
 
Delegates from the Asia-Pacific region met in the lead-up to the 2023 BRS COPs

The Asia-Pacific regional preparatory meeting for the 2023 BRS COPS was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 14 to 16 March 2023. The meeting provided an opportunity for Parties in the region to consult each other in advance of the COPs and facilitate the preparation of regional positions amongst others.

Delegates from the Asia-Pacific region met in the lead-up to the 2023 BRS COPs

Delegates from the Asia-Pacific region met in the lead-up to the 2023 BRS COPs
 
Regional preparations in the lead-up the 2023 BRS Conventions COPs

Regional preparatory meetings for the upcoming meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions are taking place in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe and GRULAC regions during March 2023.

Regional preparations in the lead-up the 2023 BRS Conventions COPs

Regional preparations in the lead-up the 2023 BRS Conventions COPs
 
Briefing on the 2023 meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Briefing on the 2023 meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Briefing on the 2023 meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
 
Book now your booth and participate in the PCB Fair during the 2023 BRS COPs!

The Fair on Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) will be held during the 2023 COPs, from 3 to 5 May 2023, at the Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG). The the objective of Fair is to raise awareness on the urgency to accelerate action to meet the upcoming 2025 and 2028 PCB deadlines under the Stockholm Convention, as well as, to raise awareness on other deadlines under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. The deadline for booking a booth is 01 March 2023.

Book now your booth and participate in the PCB Fair during the 2023 BRS COPs!

Book now your booth and participate in the PCB Fair during the 2023 BRS COPs!
 
Apply for a side event at the 2023 BRS COPs!

All side events will be held during lunch breaks and in the evenings. The deadline for applications is 1 March 2023.

Apply for a side event at the 2023 BRS COPs!

Apply for a side event at the 2023 BRS COPs!
 
Happy holidays and a prosperous 2023!

Happy holidays and a prosperous 2023!

Happy holidays and a prosperous 2023!
 
Stockholm COP Bureau meeting report now available

The meeting took place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 27 October 2022.

Stockholm COP Bureau meeting report now available

Stockholm COP Bureau meeting report now available
 
2023 Stockholm COP provisional agenda now available

Invitation letters to BRS COPs have been sent out to Parties.

2023 Stockholm COP provisional agenda now available

2023 Stockholm COP provisional agenda now available
 
Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Centres meet in Geneva

The annual joint meeting of the Regional Centres under the Basel and the Stockholm Conventions is taking place from 7 to 9 November 2022.

Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Centres meet in Geneva

Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Centres meet in Geneva
 
9th Expert Group Meeting on DDT underway in Geneva

DDT experts are meeting in Geneva, Switzerland from 7 to 9 November to discuss the chemical’s usage for disease vector control.

9th Expert Group Meeting on DDT underway in Geneva

9th Expert Group Meeting on DDT underway in Geneva
 
Outcomes of the eighteenth meetings the Chemical Review Committee and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee

The objective of this online briefing is to inform Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, observers and other stakeholders on the outcomes of the eighteenth meetings of the Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee (CRC-18) and the Stockholm Convention’s Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-18).

Outcomes of the eighteenth meetings the Chemical Review Committee and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee

Outcomes of the eighteenth meetings the Chemical Review Committee and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee
 
Stockholm Convention’s Effectiveness Evaluation Committee meets for the second time

The meeting will take place in Geneva, from 1 to 4 November 2022.

Stockholm Convention’s Effectiveness Evaluation Committee meets for the second time

Stockholm Convention’s Effectiveness Evaluation Committee meets for the second time
 
Meeting of the global coordination group for the POPs monitoring plan

The meeting, which will take place in Geneva, from 30 to 31 October 2022, will focus on finalising the third global monitoring report.

Meeting of the global coordination group for the POPs monitoring plan

Meeting of the global coordination group for the POPs monitoring plan
 
Stockholm COP Bureau meets in Geneva from 27 to 28 October 2022

The Bureau members will discuss the provisional agenda and preparations of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention in 2023.

Stockholm COP Bureau meets in Geneva from 27 to 28 October 2022

Stockholm COP Bureau meets in Geneva from 27 to 28 October 2022
 
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