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Tenth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for an International Legally Binding Instrument for the Application of the Prior Informed Consent Procedure (PIC) for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (INC-10)
Geneva, Switzerland; 17-21 November 2003
20 November 2003
Delegates met in a morning Plenary to hear a report from
the working group on financial rules. The INC then considered draft
decisions regarding: support for implementation; asbestos; dustable powder
formulations of benomyl, carbofuran and thiram; DNOC and its salts;
possible inconsistencies in Annex III of the Convention; and the
Secretariat's budget for 2004. The INC also considered the
Secretariat's information note on cooperation with the World Trade
Organization. The open-ended working group on compliance reconvened in the
afternoon to continue deliberations on the Chair's draft decision on
non-compliance, settlement of disputes, and reporting on the
implementation of the Convention.
Issues Related to Inclusion of Other Chemicals: Draft decision on the option of holding a "mini-INC-11":
ENDED COMPLIANCE WORKING GROUP
PREPARATIONS FOR COP-1: Non- Compliance:
At lunch delegates were invited for a tour of the International Environment House (IEH) by the Geneva Environment Network (GEN). The IEH is host to more than 50 non-governmental (NGO), inter-governmental (IGO), environmental and sustainable development organizations. The visit will give the delegates an opportunity to see how organizations achieve synergies by working together under one roof. Delegates heard presentations by representatives from UNEP/Chemicals, Basel Convention, UNITAR, CITES and ISSD. The event was coordinated by Sofie Flensborg of GEN (photo below).