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Photos from the Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (PIC Convention), 10-11 September 1998 in Rotterdam

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Conference President Jan Pronk, FAO Director General Jacques Diouf and UNEP Executive Director Klaus Töpfer take their seats on the dias PrDiTos.jpg (11111 bytes)
KTSpeech1s.jpg (13742 bytes) UNEP Executive Director Klaus Töpfer addresses the Diplomatic Conference
Jacques Diouf, Director-General of FAO JaDiSpeech1s.jpg (11406 bytes)
DiGras.jpg (9297 bytes)
Signing for Jan Pronk,  a Dutch representative signs the Final Act VGNethFinals.jpg (12598 bytes)
VGChinConvMoors.jpg (9294 bytes) Wang Zhijia of China signs the Final Act
John Fraser, Canadian Ambassador for the Environment VGCanFinals.jpg (9934 bytes)
USPomSpeechs.jpg (10806 bytes) US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment and Development Rafe Pomerance addressing the Conference
Richard Campbell, ENB writer and coffee addict RiCaENBers.jpg (8416 bytes)
Plenary1jpgs.jpg (11109 bytes) Plenary Hall
Antonio H. Cerilles, Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources in the Philippines PhilAftConvs.jpg (8953 bytes)
JWVGJamFinals.jpg (12597 bytes) Paul Whylie, Pesticides Control Authority, Jamaica
Vinod Vaish, Ministry of Environment and Forests, India JWVGIndiaFins.jpg (13442 bytes)
JWSwitzConvs.jpg (11292 bytes) Swiss Secretary of State Dr. Philippe Roch, Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape
Signing for Jan Pronk,  a Dutch representative signs the Convention JWNethConvs.jpg (8858 bytes)
JWMongConvs.jpg (8204 bytes) Ambassador Hanibal Jagvaral of Mongolia signs the Convention
Jim Willis, UNEP Chemicals JWilliss.jpg (10973 bytes)
JWEuCoConvs.jpg (10191 bytes) Ritt Bjerregaard of the European Commisssion
Ambassador Malloum Bintou of Chad signs the Convention JWChadConvjpgs.jpg (10233 bytes)
JWBrazConvs.jpg (11489 bytes) Brazilian Ambassador to the Netherlands Vera Pedrosa Martins de Almeida
President Jan Pronk, Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment JaPrSpeechs.jpg (7637 bytes)
CeremPhotos.jpg (9012 bytes) The Signing Ceremony
Delegates wait for the signing ceremony to begin ArgPlenary2s.jpg (11449 bytes)
ArgAmbassFinals.jpg (12161 bytes) Argentine Ambassador Alberto L. Daverede
Senegalese Ministre de l'Environnement et de la Protection de la Nature Souty Toure VGSenegFinals.jpg (13394 bytes)