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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 Thursday, 2 May 2013
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2013 COPs Sustainable SynergiesThe Ordinary and Extraordinary Meetings of the COPs to the Basel Convention, Rotterdam Convention and Stockholm Convention convened for a fifth day on Thursday, 2 May 2013. Delegates met throughout the day in plenary to consider issues under Stockholm Convention COP6.

During the morning Stockholm Convention COP6 “virtually” adopted decisions on: effectiveness evaluation; technical assistance; exemptions; endosulfan; and BDEs, PFOS its salts, and PFOSF.

During the afternoon plenary session, participants "virtually" adopted the draft decision listing HBCD and the report of the meeting.

Contact groups on Compliance and Legal Matters, Budget and Synergies and Technical Assistance and Financial Resources met throughout the day.

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Swiss and UN flags flying outside the venue.
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Morning Session
Executive Secretary of the Stockholm, Basel and Rotterdam Conventions Jim Willis being serenaded with "Happy Birthday" in plenary.
David Ogden, Joint Secretariat, confers with Yvonne Ewang-Sanvincenti, Joint Secretariat.
R.J. Jindal, India
Rámon Guardans, Spain
Mohammed Khashashneh, Jordan
A delegate converses with Karel Blaha, Czech Republic.
Delegates taking photos in plenary.

Contact Groups
The EU consults with South Africa during the Contact Group on Technical Assistance and Financial Resources.
A delegate intervenes in the Contact Group on Budget and Synergies.
A Japanese delegate speaks in the Contact Group on Compliance and Legal Matters.

Side Events
A lunchtime side event on "Network of regional centres in GRULAC: Related to their activities on obsolete pesticides, dioxins and furans and mercury." The event was organized by BCCC/SCRC-Uruguay and SCRC-Brazil.
Delegates attended a lunchtime side event on "Promoting green industries in developing countries: The case of e-waste sustainable recycling industries." The event was organized by the Government of Switzerland and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Afternoon Session
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Delegates huddle late in the evening to discuss listing hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD).
Amedeo Trambajolo, Italy
David Ogden, Joint Secretariat
Victoria Romero, Mexico
Delegates from Guatemala.
Delegates from Côte d'Ivoire.

Around the Venue
Extra wireless towers installed in plenary.
Delegates at the Regional Fair.
An enthusiastic handshake between colleagues.
Open door to a contact group meeting.
A worm's eye view of the meeting.
Delegates mingle between plenary sessions and contact groups.

Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions resources

*Meetings website

*Meetings documents

*Side Events

*Exhibitions

*Briefings

*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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