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Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (COP10)

17-21 October 2011 | Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Highlights for Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Basel COP10
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A view of El Reloj Público.
On Tuesday, 18 October 2011, the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal convened for its second day.

During the morning, delegates discussed BCRCs and scientific and technical matters, and agreed to establish a Contact Group on technical matters, which met during the afternoon.

In the afternoon, delegates turned their attention to consideration of legal, compliance and governance matters, and agreed to establish a contact group on ship dismantling.

The Contact Group on the country-led initiative (CLI) and the strategic framework met throughout the day.

During the evening, participants attended a reception hosted by the Governments of Indonesia and Switzerland, intended to provide the opportunity for informal exchange on the CLI.
Plenary
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The dais during the plenary session.
Edyta Kozłowska-Kurek, European Union (EU)
Olufunke O. Babade, Nigeria
Pauline Davies, Uruguay
Nelson Sabogal, Secretariat
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A bird’s eye view of plenary
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The delegation from Saudi Arabia
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L-R: Alan Watson, International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN), and Jim Puckett, Basel Action Network (BAN)
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L-R: Fuatino Leota, Samoa; Yasmin Jude, Saint Lucia; and Alexander Riley, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Marco Buletti, Switzerland
Miguel Araujo, Centro Regional del Convenio de Basilea para Centroamérica y México
Emile Lindemulder, ICPO (International Criminal Police Organization) – INTERPOL

Side Event on “Consultative Process on Financing Options for Chemicals and Wastes”
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Side Event on “Progress made under the Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment”
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Contact Groups
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Co-Chairs of the Contact Group on technical guidelines. L-R: Michael Ernst, Germany, and Mohammed Khashashneh, Jordan.
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Chair of the Contact Group on CLI, Osvaldo Álvarez, Chile (right)

Reception hosted by the Governments of Indonesia and Switzerland
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Around the venue
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Stands around the venue.

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*Briefing to the Permanent Missions, 14 September 2011, Geneva, Switzerland
*Basel Convention Bulletin - September 2011 issue
*Convention background
*Origins of the Convention

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the Ninth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, 23-27 June 2008, Bali, Indonesia
IISD RS coverage of the Simultaneous Extraordinary Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions (ExCOPs), and Eleventh Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-11/GMEF), 22-26 February 2010, Bali, Indonesia
*IISD RS coverage of the Eighth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, 27 November - 1 December 2006, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS archive of Basel Convention, and backgrounder
*Chemicals-L - A news and announcement list on chemicals news and policy developments
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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