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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 Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Basel COP10
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Morning welcome reception for delegates, courtesy of Hurricane Tomas.
On Wednesday, 19 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 third day.

During the morning, delegates discussed the Partnership Programme and legal, compliance and governance matters.

In the afternoon delegates considered the work programme for the Open-Ended Working Group work programme, and scientific and technical matters. Contact Groups on technical matters, the country-led initiative (CLI) and ship dismantling met throughout the day.
Plenary
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The dais during the plenary session.
Enrique Moret Hernández, Cuba
Khalid Margaa, Morocco
Magda Gosk, European Union (EU)
Matthias Kern, Secretariat
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Delegates from Thailand
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Delegates from Iraq

Contact Group on CLI
Jimena Nieto, Colombia
Barry Reville, Australia
Aisha Usman Mahmood, Nigeria
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L-R: Kees Wielenga and Franz Perrez, Switzerland
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L-R: Chair of the Contact Group on CLI, Osvaldo Álvarez, Chile, and Jacob Duer, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Contact Group on technical matters
Joost Meijer, Chile
Discussion text
Richard Gutierrez, Ban Toxics!

Contact Group on ship dismantling
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Delegates during the Contact Group
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Chair of the Contact Group Claude Wohrer, France

Colombian-Swiss Side Event on a Latin American Public-Private e-Waste Initiative
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Side Event on “Clearing House Mechanism and InforMEA”
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Osmany Pereira’s presentation
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Osmany Pereira (center), Joint Services of Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

Around the venue
Wet feet (and ankles and knees) in Cartagena de Indias.
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L-R: Melanie Ashton, ENB Team Leader, and Daniel Rothenfluh, Australia
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Jill Hanna, European Commission (EC)
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A participant checking the latest ENB.
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Stands around the venue.

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*Briefing to the Permanent Missions, 14 September 2011, Geneva, Switzerland
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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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