Information for admission of Observers

The eighteenth meeting of the POPs Review Committee is open to:

  • Parties to the Stockholm Convention, which shall be treated as observers in accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Conference of the Parties for the purpose of their participation in the Committee; and
  • Observers, in accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Conference of the Parties.

(Reference: paragraph 13 of the Terms of Reference of the POPs Review Committee ; Rule 7 of Rules of Procedure of the Conference of the Parties)

The observer admission procedure does not apply to Parties to the Convention or to the United Nations and its specialized agencies; the International Atomic Energy Agency; any State not Party to the Stockholm Convention; as well as the Global Environment Facility. Representatives of those Parties and bodies are invited to contact Ms. Stéphanie Cadet ( to receive the registration form for observers and can submit the registration form by e-mail to and before 19 August 2022.

Representatives of bodies or agencies that have not previously attended a meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention or its subsidiary bodies need to apply for admission as an observer by filling in the application form and submitting it to the Secretariat by email to no later than 8 August 2022.

The following information should be provided with the completed application form:

    1. Information describing the body or agency;
    2. Information on the affiliation of the body or agency with non-governmental organizations or institutions;
    3. Information on the programmes and activities undertaken by the body or agency / its qualification in matters covered by the Stockholm Convention;
    4. Description of any network or membership system.

Upon confirmation by the Secretariat that the requesting body or agency appears to meet the relevant criteria, each representative will also need to return a completed registration form for observers to the Secretariat before 19 August 2022 by e-mail as indicated above (see first bullet point).

Further information on the procedure for admission of observers is available here.