Third Conference of the Parties (COP-3) to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
30 April - 4 May 2007 | Dakar, Senegal
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Monday, 30 April - Tuesday, 1 May - Wednesday, 2 May - Thursday, 3 May - Friday, 4 May

POPs COP-3 Highlights: Tuesday 1 May 2007

The Committee of the Whole (COW) met throughout the day to address: measures to reduce or eliminate releases from intentional production and use of DDT, exemptions and evaluation of the continued need for the procedure under paragraph 2(b) of Article 3; best available techniques and best environmental practices to reduce or eliminate releases from unintentional production; a toolkit for the identification and quantification of dioxin and furan releases; and information exchange.

The COW established a contact group on effectiveness evaluation.

The contact groups on technical assistance and noncompliance met throughout the day. The budget group met in the afternoon, while the effectiveness evaluation group held discussions in the afternoon and evening.

COW Session
L-R: Katarina Mugolova, Secretariat; Fatoumata Ouane, Secretariat; Karel Blaha, COW Chair; David Odgen, Secretariat; and Maged Younes, Acting Executive Secretary
Paul Whylie, Secretariat, introduced documents UNEP/POPS/COP.3/4, 24 and INF/2
Karel Blaha, COW Chair, suggested, and delegates agreed, that a contact group on effectiveness evaluation be established
David Odgen, Secretariat
Karel Blahav, COW Chair (right) consults with Fatoumata Ouane, Secretariat (left)
David Odgen, Secretariat, and Maged Younes, Acting Executive Secretary
Maria Neira, Director, Department of Public Health and Environment, World Health Organization (WHO),stressed the need to strengthen efforts to develop and deploy cost effective alternatives to DDT
Joyce Isiaho, Kenya, highlighted need for financial resources, capacity building and partnerships
Contact Group on Technical Assistance
Contact Group on Technical Assistance, Co-Chair Jozef Buys, Belgium (left) and Angelina Madete, Tanzania (right)
Budget Group
L-R: Ardeshir Zamani, Secretariat, Chair John Roberts, UK; and Maged Younes, Acting Executive Secretary
Jill Hanna, European Commission
Shuichi Takano, Japan
Afternoon Session
A bird eye view of the POPs COP-3 afternoon session
Around POPS COP-3
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ENB Summary report of the Second Conference of the Parties of the Stockholm Convention, COP-2
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ENB Summary report of the Eighth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention
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