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Fifth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP5) for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
25-29 April 2011 | Geneva, Switzerland
The Fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP5) for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) will convene from 25-29 April 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland. COP5 will consider numerous issues including: adding endosulfan to Annex A of the Convention, as recommended by the Persistent Organic Pollutant Review Committee; a report prepared by the Secretariat in cooperation with the World Health Organization on the reporting and reviewing requirements for the use of lindane as a human health pharmaceutical for the control of head lice and scabies; endorsement of nominated Stockholm Convention regional centres; and the terms of reference for the assessment of funding needs for parties that are developing countries or countries with economies in transition to implement the Convention over the period 2015–2019.