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The Ninth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the Basel Convention

23-27 June 2008 in Bali, Indonesia


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Highlights for Friday, 27 June 2008


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 convened for its final day on Friday. Delegates met during the morning in COW to discuss and agree on various draft decisions, including on the: review of the operation of Basel Convention Regional Centres; work plan for the Nairobi Declaration on the ESM of electrical and electronic waste; Basel Convention Partnership Programme; budget; and guidance document on the ESM of used and end-of-life mobile phones.
Plenary adopted over thirty decisions, inter alia: legal matters; the President’s initiative on the Ban Amendment; technical matters; and ship dismantling. After congratulating delegates on their hard work throughout the week President Kartaadipoetra gavelled the meeting to a close at 9:12pm.

6.16pm Update - plenary adjourned until 7.45pm

6.00pm Update - COP9 in plenary adopted decisions on legal and financial matters. Consideration of draft decisions continues.

COP9 President Rachmat Nadi Witoelar Kartaadipoetra opened the plenary in the afternoon.

Chair Mary Harwood opened the final session of the COW.

Cosima Hufler, Austria Bernardo Li, Canada Andrea Repetti, Argentina

Ali Baz, Pakistan Otavio Trindade, Brazil Arvind Boaz, SACEP

Participants conferred during the session.

Dessalegne Mesfin, Ethiopia Marco Buletti, Switzerland Jim Puckett, BAN


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