Registration and Credentials for the face-to-face segment of the meetings

Registration for representatives of Parties to the Convention

The names and contact information of designated representatives for the face-to-face segment of the meetings should be communicated to the Secretariat of the three conventions by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Permanent Mission of your country to the United Nations in Geneva using the registration form, together with an official nomination letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or a note verbale from the Permanent Mission in Geneva. Said registrations will replace any registrations previously received in relation to the meetings.

The required information must be sent to the Secretariat at the email address provided below at the latest by Friday, 25 March 2022:

Ms. Stéphanie Cadet
Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

E-mail: stephanie.cadet@un.org; registration@brsmeas.org
Postal address: c/o Palais des Nations
8-14, avenue de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Credentials (for Parties to the conventions)

In accordance with rule 18 of the rules of procedure for the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention, rule 19 of the rules of procedure for the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention and rule 19 of the rules of procedure for the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention, Parties must submit the credentials of the representatives, as well as the names of the alternate representatives and advisers, who will constitute the delegation to the meetings of those of the three conventions to which their State or regional economic integration organization is a Party.

For your convenience, a model form of credentials is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish:

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Model form of credentials

Credentials must be issued by the head of State or Government, by the Minister for Foreign Affairs or, in the case of a regional economic integration organization, by the competent authority of that organization. Information regarding any change in the composition of the delegation should be submitted using the same procedure. Moreover, credentials shall be submitted to the Secretariat if possible, no later than 24 hours after the opening of the meetings.

Parties are also invited to transmit credentials for their registered representatives. Credentials could be issued either only for the online segment of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties or for both the online and the face-to-face segment of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties. In the former case, your Government is invited to transmit credentials of its representatives to attend the face-to-face segment of the meetings. In the latter case, your Government has the possibility to issue new or update the credentials of its representatives for the face-to-face segment of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties. In doing so, please bear in mind the decisions of the conferences of the Parties during the online segment of their meetings regarding any previously transmitted credentials.

The Secretariat invites Parties to submit any electronic copy of credentials in advance of the meetings preferably by Friday, 13 May 2022, as doing so will greatly facilitate the clearance process. The Secretariat also invites Parties to submit the original credentials of their representatives at the meeting venue at the time of the resumption of the meetings.

The bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions have agreed that when examining credentials received, they would accept original credentials in good order as well as copies of credentials in good order with the understanding that the original will be submitted as soon as possible.

Please submit your credentials to:

Ms. Stéphanie Cadet
Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

E-mail: stephanie.cadet@un.org; registration@brsmeas.org
Postal address: c/o Palais des Nations
8-14, avenue de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland