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Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

24 April - 5 May 2017 | Geneva, Switzerland

Highlights for Thursday, 27 April 2017

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Delegates from various NGOs take a stand on the fourth day of the BRS COPs

The BRS Conference of the Parties (COPs) convened on Thursday first as joint COPs to hear updates from the contact groups. Stockholm Convention (SC) COP8 then met in plenary to discuss matters related to the implementation of the Convention, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and national implementation plans (NIPs). Also in the morning, a Friends of the President group on SC compliance, the Basel Convention (BC) technical matters contact group and the SC listing group met, the last quickly closing to observers.

In the afternoon, the Rotterdam Convention COP8 convened to discuss listing of chemicals, and the BC technical matters and synergies and joint issues contact groups met. The Budget Group, the technical assistance and financial resources, and SC listing contact groups met in the evening.

During the day a technology fair was opened. Side events were also held to showcase regional demonstrations of chemicals and wastes-related Conventions' synergies; new tools and approaches to monitoring persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and emerging pollutants; and, setting up extended producer responsibility legislation in non-OECD countries for electric and electronic waste.

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View of plenary


Morning Plenary: Stockholm Convention


COP Presidents and the BRS Secretariat speak internally at the start of plenary


David Kapindula, Zambia, Co-Chair of the Contact Group on Stockholm Convention Listing

Niko Urho, Finland, Co-Chair of the Contact Group on Technical Assistance and Financial Resources


Jane Stratford, UK, Co-Chair of the Contact Group on Synergies and Joint Issues

Osvaldo Patricio Álvarez Pérez, Chile, Chair of the Budget Group

Jacinthe Séguin, Canada, Co-Chair of the Contact Group on Basel Convention Technical Matters



Stella Uchenna Mojekwu, Nigeria

César Murillo Juárez, Mexico


Amer Alkareem Nasser, Iraq

Aleksandar Mickovski, Macedonia

Shankar Prasad, Nepal


Peter Ayuk Enoh, Cameroon

Do Tien Doan, Viet Nam

Gloria Beatriz León Araujo, Paraguay


Eliezer Ndizeye Rusakana, Rwanda

Andrea Cararo, UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)



Opening of the Technology Fair


Three ribbons are cut to open the Technology Fair


Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary, BRS Conventions

Mohammed Khashashneh, Basel Convention COP 13 President



Afternoon Plenary


View of the dais during the afternoon plenary


Andrew McNee, Australia

Bishwanath Sinha, India


Sobkika Tanka, Chad

Khidir Gibril Musa, Sudan

Alexandra Caterbow, International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN)


Nazem Thalaj, Syria

A.Z. Matiza, Zimbabwe

Andrew Dettmer, IndustriALL 


Zhamalkan Kadoeva, Kyrgyzstan

Sarojeni Rengam, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Asia and the Pacific



Contact Groups Throughout the Day


Contact Group on Basel Convention Technical Matters


Contact Group on Synergies and Joint Issues


Around the Venue


Delegates gather at the start of plenary


Delegates speak informally


Delegates from Honduras

Delegates from Turkey


Delegates from Saudi Arabia

The youngest delegate attending the meeting



Around the Technology Fair






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and the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
EU FOEN Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

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