Meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

Online, 26 to 30 July 2021 (online segment) and Geneva, Switzerland, tentatively in June 2022 (face-to-face segment)

Venue: Online and in Geneva, Switzerland (venue to be confirmed)

Highlights:

The bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions met from 27 to 29 January 2021 and on 26 February 2021 to discuss the organization of the 2021 meetings of the conferences of the Parties, considering the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the meetings.

Under the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, the bureaux came to the conclusion that it was not possible to proceed with the organization of the 2021 meetings of the conferences of the Parties as originally planned as face to face meetings from 19 to 30 July 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland, and agreed that the meetings would be held in two segments, an online segment over 5 days in 2021, and a face-to-face segment over two weeks in 2022. 

The online segment will be held from 26 to 30 July 2021, and the face-to-face segment is tentatively scheduled in June 2022, in Geneva.

The theme of the meetings will be "Global Agreements for a Healthy Planet: Sound management of chemicals and waste".

An official communication from the Secretariat regarding the next meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions to be held in two segments is contained here

Further information on the working arrangements of both segments as agreed by the bureaux is contained here.

Additional information will also be posted on the website in due course.

Working languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.