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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, 9 May 2013
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2013 COPs Sustainable SynergiesThe Ordinary and Extraordinary Meetings of the COPs to the Basel Convention (BC), Rotterdam Convention (RC) and Stockholm Convention (SC) convened for an eleventh day on Thursday, 9 May 2013.

Delegates convened in the morning to consider issues under Rotterdam Convention COP6, “virtually” adopting a decision to list PFOS and its related chemicals in Annex III of the Convention.

During the afternoon, participants attended the opening of the high-level segment. The second simultaneous extraordinary meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the three conventions (ExCOPs2) then resumed, and after lengthy discussions agreed, to adopt the Bureau's compromise proposal on credentials.

During the evening, delegates reconvened in plenary to formally adopt decisions "virtually" adopted under Stockholm Convention COP6 and Basel Convention COP11.

Contact groups also met throughout the day on Budget and Synergies, Technical Assistance and Financial Resources and Listing of Chemicals.

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Musicians playing before the high-level segment.
Morning Session
Abdualemer Jassem Ehssan and Taghreed Al-Nunaimi, Iraq
Gulshira Atemova, Kazakhstan, and Mohammed Khashashneh, Jordan
Parties raise placards to be associated with Australia's statement supporting the listing of chrysotile asbestos.
Marina Shevyreva, Russian Federation
Clayton Campanhola, Co-Executive Secretary, Rotterdam Convention, and Christine Fuell, Rotterdam Convention Secretariat
Lin Ronghua and Li Wenxing, China

Contact Groups
EU delegates confer in the Contact Group on Technical Assistance and Financial Resources.
Contact Group on Compliance Co-Chairs Jimena Nieto (Colombia) and Anne Daniel (Canada).

Lunch Side Events
The panel at a lunchtime side event on "Sustainable Synergies through Sustainable Agriculture."The event was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Panel (L-R): Clayton Campanhola, Co-Executive Secretary, Rotterdam Convention; José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, FAO; and Naoko Ishii, Global Environment Facility (GEF) CEO and Chairperson.
Lunchtime side event on "The Way Forward: Transboundary issues and environmentally sound management and disposal of wastes with persistent organic pollutants (POPs)." The event was organized by UNIDO and Basel Convention regional centres and partners.

Afternoon Session
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Panel (L-R): Bakary Kante, UNEP Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC); Jim Willis, Executive Secretary of the Stockholm, Basel and Rotterdam Conventions; Achim Steiner, Executive Secretary, UNEP; Doris Leuthard, Government of Switzerland; José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, FAO; Clayton Campanhola, Co-Executive Secretary, Rotterdam Convention; and Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson.
Achim Steiner, Executive Secretary, UNEP
Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson
José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, FAO
Doris Leuthard, Government of Switzerland, greets a delegate.
José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, FAO, and Achim Steiner, Executive Secretary, UNEP
Isaïe Kubuyayo, Assistant Minister, Burundi
Ministers and other participants streaming out of the high-level segment on their way to the Ministerial Roundtable.
Delegates from the EU confer on credentials.
Presidents of the COPs and members of the Joint Secretariat debate how to proceed.

Around the Venue
Franz Perrez (Switzerland), Basel Convention COP11 President, speaks with delegates in the corridors.
Carolyn Vickers, WHO
Handshake.
Delegates from Burkina Faso.
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Related Links
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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