Information for Participants

The ninth meeting of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC.9) will be held from 14 to 18 October 2013, with pre-meetings on Sunday, 13 October 2013, at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

In addition, on Sunday, 20 October 2013, a joint meeting with the Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee (CRC) will be held. This joint meeting was agreed to by the bureaux of the Committees and the conferences of the Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, at their sixth meetings held from 28 April to 10 May 2013 in Geneva. The purpose of the joint meeting is for scientific information exchange between the members of the Committees.

The Committee’s ninth meeting will be opened at 9.30 a.m. on Monday, 14 October 2013. In addition, a pre-meeting to review intersessional work will be held on Sunday, 13 October 2013 (Pre-meeting provisional agenda). The joint meeting on Sunday, 20 October will start at 9.30 a.m (Joint meeting provisional agenda).

The working languages of the meeting will be Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. As the meeting will be paperless, all documents will be provided via the Convention website in electronic form only. Please read the information on the arrangements for this paperless meeting.

The Committee will have before it proposals for listing decabromodiphenyl ether (commercial mixture, c-decaBDE) and dicofol in Annexes A, B and/or C to the Stockholm Convention. The Committee will also review, among other things, the draft risk management evaluation on chlorinated naphthalenes and hexachlorobutadiene and the draft risk profile on pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters. We would like to remind you that if you are planning to provide new or additional data on any chemical at the meeting, you should also provide a copy of the full reference documentation to ensure data acceptability.

The Committee’s meetings are open to observers in accordance with the rules of procedure of the Conference of the Parties. To participate as an observer, please visit the Information for Observers page.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat
Ms. Kei Ohno Woodall
Tel. +41 22 917 82 01

Security Identification Documentation and Badges for Meeting Participants

Security identification badges are issued to participants upon arrival at the meetings and upon completion of the relevant registration procedure (and admissions procedure for observers, if applicable).

Meeting participants may collect their security identification badges at the registration desks upon presentation of one of the following identification documents issued by a government recognized by the United Nations:

  1. Valid national passport;
  2. Valid picture identification card, in Latin alphabets;
  3. Valid picture "residency" card, in Latin alphabets; or
  4. Valid picture drivers licence, in Latin alphabets.

To facilitate the badging procedure, participants are also advised to have available a copy of the confirmation letter transmitted by the Secretariat.

Hotels and Transport

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