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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 Wednesday, 22 June 2011

The fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP5) to the Rotterdam Convention convened for its third day in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday, 22 June 2011.

During the morning, plenary delegates considered synergies, trade, and non-compliance. They agreed to establish a contact group to continue deliberations on non-compliance.

During the afternoon plenary, delegates adopted decisions on synergies, financial resources, and membership of the CRC. Plenary was adjourned mid-afternoon to allow delegates to meet in contact groups.

Contact groups on budget and technical assistance and candidate chemicals convened throughout the day.  A contact group on non-compliance convened in the afternoon and into the evening. 

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20 June - 21 June - 22 June - 23 June - 24 June
Plenary
COP5 President Noluzuko Gwayi, and David Ogden, Secretariat
David Ogden, Secretariat, and Jim Willis, Joint Executive Secretary of the Basel and Stockholm conventions and UNEP-part of the Rotterdam Convention
 
Daniel Ziegerer, Switzerland
Toshikatsu Aoyama, Japan
Jimena Nieto, Colombia
Donald Cooper, Executive Secretary of the Stockholm Convention
Ansah Amprofi, Ghana
 
Contact Group on Candidate Chemicals
Yun Zhou, Secretariat, and Hala Al-Easa, Qatar
Ukrainian Delegation
 
Delegates from India
Delegates from Nigeria
 
Contact Group on Budget and Technical Assistance
Susan Bengsston, Secretariat
Technical Assistance Contact Group Co-Chairs Mohammed Khashashneh (Jordan), and Kirsten Stendhal (Finland)
 
Leonello Attias, Italy
Jill Hanna, EU
Nalini Sookal, Trinidad and Tobago
Contact Group on Non-compliance
Co-Chair Abiola Olanipekun, Nigeria
 

Side Event on vulnerable groups and pesticides exposure

Representatives from the International Labour Organization, WHO, and the FAO shared experiences in addressing exposure of vulnerable groups pesticides.

 
Side Event: Global Forum on Industrial Chemicals Management: Where are we now?
The side event discussed pilot projects on industrial chemicals management in Jordan and Botswana.
 
 
Around the Conference
Delegates reading the Earth Negotiations Bulletin before entering plenary.
 
 
 
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