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10th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG10)

30 May - 2 June 2016 | Headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi, Kenya

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10th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG10)

The Tenth Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal (OEWG10) will convene from 30 May to 2 June 2016 at the Headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya.

A subsidiary body to the Basel Convention, the OEWG assists the Convention's Conference of Parties (COP) in developing and continuously reviewing the implementation of the Convention’s workplan and specific operational policies and decisions for the implementation of the Convention. The OEWG considers and advises the COP on issues relating to policy, technical, scientific, legal, institutional, administrative, financial, budgetary and other aspects of the Convention’s implementation. Beyond these tasks, the OEWG prepares its workplan for the COP’s consideration and reports to the COP on the activities carried out between COP meetings.

OEWG10 is expected to address, inter alia: the midterm evaluation of the strategic framework; work on guidelines, manuals, fact sheets and other Convention documents related to environmentally sound management (ESM); progress made in the implementation of the road map for action on the implementation of the Cartagena Declaration on the Prevention, Minimization and Recovery of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes adopted by COP10; possible amendments to the technical guidelines on e-waste adopted provisionally by COP12; revised draft technical guidelines on ESM of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants (POPS); a list of waste streams for which additional practical guidance on the development of inventories should be developed; draft guidance on the implementation of Convention provisions dealing with the consequences of illegal traffic (paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of Article 9); the draft glossary on terms; revised section 3 of the guidance document on the ESM of used and end-of-life computing equipment; draft concept note on a follow-up partnership to the Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment (PACE); draft concept note on a household waste partnership under the Basel Convention; revised draft guidance manual on how to improve the sea-land interface in cooperation with the International Maritime Organization (IMO); and the draft OEWG work programme for the biennium 2018-2019.

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