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Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP11), Sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (RC COP6), Sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (SC COP6) and Second simultaneous extraordinary meetings of the three Conferences of the Parties to the three conventions (ExCOPs2)

28 April - 10 May 2013 | Geneva, Switzerland

Coverage on Monday, 29 April 2013
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2013 COPs Sustainable Synergies

Basel Convention COP11, Rotterdam Convention COP6, Stockholm Convention COP6, and the simultaneous ordinary meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the three conventions convened for its second day on Monday, 29 April 2013.

In the morning, delegates completed their discussion on financial resources, and established a Contact Group on Technical Assistance and Financial Resources. They also discussed waste issues related to POPs.

During the afternoon, delegates discussed legal and compliance issues related to the three conventions.

The Contact Group on Budget and Synergies convened throughout the day. The Contact Group on Technical Assistance and Financial Resources met in the afternoon.

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Trees in full bloom outside the meeting venue.
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Morning Session
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Panel (L-R): Magdalena Balicka (Poland), Rotterdam Convention COP6 President; David Ogden, Joint Secretariat; and Frank Moser, Joint Secretariat.
Rima El Chihny, Lebanon
Keshab Bhattarai, Nepal
Yingxian Xia, China
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Panel (L-R): Franz Perrez (Switzerland), Basel Convention COP11 President; Kei Ohno, Joint Secretariat; and Carla Valle-Klann, Joint Secretariat.
Ali Al-Dobhani, Yemen
Hadi Farajvand, Iran
Nadjo N'Ladon, Togo
Elham Refaat Abdel Aziz, Egypt
Atle Fretheim, Norway
Prakash Kowlesser, Mauritius
Yocasta Valenzuela, Dominican Republic
Youssef Zidi, Tunisia

Che Asmah Ibrahim, Malaysia
Abdul Mohsin Mahmood Al-Mahmood, Bahrain

Contact Group on Budget and Synergies
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In the Contact Group on Budget and Synergies, participants considered, among other things: savings realized by synergies; the review of synergy arrangements; and budget scenarios.

Side Events
At lunch, delegates attended a side event on "New POPs, POPRC’s work and PFCs (perfluorinated chemicals)," organized by the POPRC and OECD/UNEP Global PFC Group.
Delegates attended a lunchtime side event on "IOMC Toolbox for Decision Making In Chemicals Management: How the IOMC Toolbox assists governments to implement the Conventions," organized by the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC).

Afternoon Session
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Panel (L-R): Jim Willis, Executive Secretary of the Stockholm, Basel and Rotterdam conventions; Osvaldo Patricio Álvarez (Chile), Stockholm Convention COP6 President; David Ogden, Joint Secretariat; Juliette Voinov Kohler, Basel Convention Policy and Legal Advisor.
Anne Daniel, Canada
Gladys Maina, Kenya
Sara Broomhall, Australia
Dioumessy Bangaly, Guinea
Joswa Aoudou, Cameroon
Meredith Davis, New Zealand

Contact Group on Technical Assistance and Financial Resources
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The Contact Group on Technical Assistance and Financial Resources focused their afternoon discussions on draft decisions related to the Stockholm Convention.


Around the Venue
A bird's eye view of delegates.
Delegates from Sudan.
ENB coverage of the meeting on display.
Participants received waterproof laptop bags, courtesy of the Government of Switzerland.
A delegate enjoys some fresh air outside the meeting venue.
A packed crowd attended a Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) event in the evening.

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Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions resources

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*Exhibitions

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*Background to the organization of 2013 COPs and ExCOPs

*ExCOPs-1, 22-24 February 2010, Bali, Indonesia


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of the Eighth Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-8) to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), 15-19 October 2012, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of the Eighth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC 8) of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure (PIC) for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, 19-23 March 2012, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of BC COP-10, 17-21 October 2011, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

*IISD RS coverage of RC COP-5, 20-24 June 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of POPRC-7, 10-14 October 2011, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of SC COP-5, 25-29 April 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of POPRC-6, 11-15 October 2010, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of ExCOPs-1, and Eleventh Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-11/GMEF), 22-26 February 2010, Bali, Indonesia

*IISD RS Briefing Note of the POPRC-5, 12-16 October 2009, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of SC COP4, 4-8 May 2009, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS coverage of RC COP-4, 27-31 October 2008, Rome, Italy

*IISD RS coverage of BC COP-9, 23-27 June 2008, Bali, Indonesia

*IISD RS coverage of BC COP-8, 27 November - 1 December 2006, Nairobi, Kenya

*IISD RS archive of meetings on chemicals management

*Chemicals-L - A news and announcement list on chemicals and wastes news and policy developments

*Chemicals and Wastes Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Addressing Chemicals and Wastes Policy

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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