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Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

4-15 May 2015 | Geneva, Switzerland


Highlights for Thursday, 14 May 2015

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The BRS Conventions COPs continue at the CICG in Geneva

BRS | BC COP-12 | RC COP-7 | SC COP-7 The meetings of the Conferences of Parties (COPs) to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions continued on Thursday, 14 May 2015, with plenary sessions convening in the afternoon and evening. Following reports from the contact groups, delegates addressed issues associated with each of the Conventions, including, inter alia, matters related to implementation of the Rotterdam Convention (RC); international coordination and cooperation; the programme of work and budget; matters related to implementation of the Basel Convention (BC); and matters related to implementation of the Stockholm Convention (SC). They agreed to list PCNs in annexes A and C of the Convention.

Contact groups on budget and technical assistance and financial resources met in the morning and afternoon, and contact groups on budget and SC compliance convened in the evening.

At lunch, a side event was held on: “IOMC Toolbox: Resources from international organizations to assist countries with the sound management of chemicals - Linking science to policies, legislation, and practice.” Two side events were held in the evening: “Building partnerships with universities for online education” and “Chemical Leasing - Sustainable Chemical's Service Solutions.”

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Contact Groups


Contact Group on Technical Assistance and Financial Resources


Budget Group


Afternoon Plenary


View of the dais during the afternoon session


Mohammed Khashashneh, Jordan, Rotterdam Convention COP7 President and Kei Ohno Woodall, BRS Conventions Secretariat

Andrzej Jagusiewicz, Poland, Basel Convention COP12 President


Reginald Hernaus, the Netherlands, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Programme of Work and Budget

Björn Hansen, EU, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Listing of Chemicals under the Rotterdam Convention (RC)


Gregor Filyk, Canada, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Technical Assistance
and Financial Resources

Angela Rivera, Colombia, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Strategic Issues under the Basel Convention (BC)

Anne Daniel, Canada, Co-Chair of Contact Group on Basel Convention (BC)
Legal Matters



Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Pakistan

Khidir Gibril Musa, Sudan

José Rodrigo Vielman, Guatemala


Alfredo José Perez Gonzalez, Venezuela

Olexander Kravchuk, Ukraine


Elayne White, Costa Rica

Natalia Kostenko, Russian Federation


Valeria González Posse, Argentina

Mohamed Abdellahi, Mauritania

Hubert Binga, Gabon


Bangaly Dioumessy, Guinea

Carmen Ciganda, Uruguay



Evening Plenary


Francis Kihumba, Kenya, speaking on behalf of the African Group

Magda Gosk, Poland, Co-Chair of Contact Group on
Basel Convention (BC) Technical Matters


Marzouki Abderrazak, Tunisia

Thiyu Essobiyou, Togo

Sharon Mogomotsi, South Africa


Roula Abazeed, Syria

Fagamou Sy Diop, Senegal


Moono Kanjelesa, Zambia

Miranda Amachree, Nigeria

Hadi Farajvand, Iran


Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary, BRS Conventions Secretariat; Johanna Lissinger Peitz, Sweden, Stockholm Convention COP7 President;
Kei Ohno Woodall, BRS Conventions Secretariat; and Masa Nagai, BRS Conventions Secretariat


Around the Venue



Clayton Campanhola, Executive Secretary of the Rotterdam Convention and Christine Fuell, FAO, speak with Ali Mahmoud and Khidir Gibril Musa, Sudan

Members of the African Group meet informally


Informal discussions take place throughout the day


Abiola Olanipekun and Charles Avis, BRS Conventions Secretariat







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