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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
21 November 2003
On Friday, 21 November, delegates convened for
the closing Plenary and to adopt the report of INC-10 (UNEP/FAO/PIC/INC.10/L.1
and UNEP/FAO/PIC/INC.10/L.1/Add.1). The INC conducted a
paragraph-by-paragraph reading of the report, making a number of editorial
changes and amendments to the content. Following this, the INC adopted the
report of INC-10 by acclamation. After the consideration of the report
several delegates made closing statements, congratulating Chair Rodrigues
and the Secretariat for their effectiveness and contributions to the
successful outcome of INC-10. Delegates also thanked the Government of
Switzerland for hosting INC-10.
The Gambia for the African Group, welcomed the recognition of African countries' concerns regarding technical assistance and capacity building, and noted the importance of a separate trust fund for technical assistance. Above photo: Fatoumata Ndoye (the Gambia).
Egypt for the Arab region, stressed the need to address technical assistance before concluding issues of non-compliance. Above photo: Tarek Eid Mohamed Mahmoud El Ruby (Egypt).
The EU said it was looking forward to COP-1 and to the opportunity for implementing the Convention and safeguarding human health and the environment from the harmful impacts of certain hazardous pesticides and chemicals. Above photo: Italian delegation.