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Fifth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (PIC COP5)

20-24 June 2011 | Geneva, Switzerland

Rotterdam Convention
Highlights for Monday, 20 June 2011

The fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP5) to the Rotterdam Convention opened in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, 20 June 2011.

Delegates heard opening addresses from Noluzuko (Zukie) Gwayi (South Africa), Jim Willis, Joint Executive Secretary of the Basel and Stockholm conventions and UNEP-part of the Rotterdam Convention, and Peter Kenmore, Co-Executive Secretary of the Rotterdam Convention. Bakary Kante, on behalf of Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP, also addressed delegates.

Delegates then addressed organizational matters, made opening statements, and initiated consideration of matters related to budget. A contact group chaired by Kirsten Stendhal (Finland) was established to continue discussion on this matter.

During the afternoon plenary, delegates considered matters related to the implementation of the Convention, including: status of implementation, technical assistance and financial resources. Delegates referred further consideration on technical assistance to the budget contact group.

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Peter Kenmore, Co-Executive Secretary of the Rotterdam Convention, COP5 President Noluzuko Gwayi, , Jim Willis, Joint Executive Secretary of the Basel and Stockholm conventions and UNEP-part of the Rotterdam Convention, and David Ogden, Secretariat.
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20 June - 21 June - 22 June - 23 June - 24 June
Opening Plenary
COP5 President Noluzuko Gwayi, South Africa
Jim Willis, Joint Executive Secretary of the Basel and Stockholm conventions and UNEP-part of the Rotterdam Convention
Peter Kenmore, Co-Executive Secretary of the Rotterdam Convention
Bakary Kante, UNEP
David Ogden and Paul Whylie, Secretariat
Mario Vega Hernández, Costa Rica
David Kapindula, Zambia
Maria Leny Matos, Venezuela
Szilvia Deim, EU
Daniel Ziegerer, Switzerland
 
Gregoire Nkeoua, Democratic Republic of Congo
Abdoulaye Traore, Mali
Jaffar Ahmed Salman, Bahrain
(L-R) Olufunbi Sodi, Raymond Anunobi, and Spanny Embiemu, Nigeria
Adriana Perez and Osvaldo Álvarez, Chile
Kimo Goree, Director IISD RS, and David Ogden, Secretariat
 
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Delegates from China
Kimo Goree, Director IISD RS with the Canadian Delegation
Side Event
Indonesia and Switzerland presented the proposal developed with their Country-Led Initiative to improve the effectiveness of the Basel Convention. It takes the form of a carefully balanced draft omnibus decision and will be one of the key issues to be discussed at the COP10 of the Basel Convention in Cartagena de Indias, in October 2011 (http://www.basel.int/convention/cli/index.html).
Swiss Government Reception
 
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Rotterdam Convention resources
*Meeting website
*PIC COP5 annotated agenda
*PIC COP5 scenario note
*Overview of the Convention

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