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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2 May
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Monday, 30 April - Tuesday, 1 May - Wednesday, 2 May - Thursday, 3 May - Friday, 4 May

POPs COP-3 Highlights: Wednesday 2 May 2007

Plenary met in the morning to address election of officers and hear reports on credentials and the budget group.

The Committee of the Whole (COW) met throughout the day to: hear reports of the technical assistance, non-compliance and effectiveness evaluation contact groups; and to discuss financial resources, listing chemicals in Annexes A (Elimination), B (Restriction) or C (Unintentional production) of the Convention, reporting, and national implementation plans (NIPs).

The contact groups on non-compliance, effectiveness evaluation and technical assistance met throughout the day and evening. The budget group met in the afternoon.

Plenary and COW Sessions
Delegates during the morning plenary and COW sessions
Karel Blaha, COW Chair, asked the Secretariat to prepare draft decisions on isomers and the treatment of confidential information
Masa Nagai, Secretariat
Fernando Lugris, Uruguay, discussed the technical assistance group mandate
Anne Daniel, Canada, noted that parties should consider all sources of funding, including NGOs and the private sector
Maged Younes, Acting Executive Secretary
Chinese delegates in consultation during morning plenary
Mariam Lloyd-Smith, Co-Chair IPEN; and Jamidu H. Y. Katima, Co-Chair IPEN
Vijay K. Trivedi, India, stressed that production data should not be confidential
Thérèse Yarde, Barbados, co-chaired the effectiveness evaluation contact group
Yue Ruisheng, China, supported Japan's proposal to create an expert group to look at the financial mechanism
Shuichi Takano, Japan, underscored the importance of including objective elements in the performance criteria
Atle Fretheim, Norway, noted the importance of the fourth GEF replenishment
Laurent Granier, GEF, stressed that the Convention’s work could not be done in isolation
Contact Group on Effectiveness Evaluation
Co-Chaired by Thérèse Yarde, Barbados and Ivan Holoubek, Czech Republic, participants agreed on a draft decision on effectiveness evaluation and text related to regional groupings
Delegates consulted on effectiveness evaluation issues
L-R: Russel Shearer, Canada; Cheryl Heathwood, Canada; Co-Chair Ivan Holoubek, Czech Republic, Co-Chair Thérèse Yarde, Barbados; Katarina Mugolova, Secretariat; and David Stone, Secretariat
Contact Group on Budget
The budget group, chaired by John Roberts, UK, discussed the 2006-2007 operational budget and the 2008-2009 estimated budget
Fatoumata Ouane, Secretariat
Shuichi Takano, Japan
Jill Hanna, EC
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Monday, 30 April - Tuesday, 1 May - Wednesday, 2 May - Thursday, 3 May - Friday, 4 May
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Second Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Stockholm Convention, 1-5 May 2006,Geneva, Switzerland
First Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Stockholm Convention, 2-6 May 2005, Punta del Este, Uruguay
ENB Summary report of the Second Conference of the Parties of the Stockholm Convention, COP-2
ENB Summary report of the Rotterdam Convention PIC COP-3
ENB Summary report of the Eighth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention
A brief introduction to the Stockholm POPs Convention
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