Registration and Credentials

Registration

The names and contact information of your designated representatives (including postal addresses, telephone numbers, facsimile numbers and e-mail addresses, where available) should be communicated to the Secretariat of the three conventions using the registration form no later than Friday, 18 June 2021. Nominations can be submitted 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 segments of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties. In the former case, the nomination of representatives to attend the face-to-face segment of the meetings will be invited in due course. In the latter case, updates to the nominations will be possible ahead of the face-to-face segment of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties. 

The plenary sessions of the online segment of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties, with interpretation in the six United Nations languages will take place on the Interprefy platform. To ensure that the Interprefy platform functions well during the plenary sessions, all delegations will be required to identify one spokesperson for the delegation who may take the floor, while other representatives will be directed to participate in the meeting through the live stream link. The Secretariat will consider the head of delegation as the spokesperson of the delegation, unless advised otherwise. 

Please send your registration forms (if you are a Party to at least one of the conventions, please send it together with an official nomination letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or a Note Verbale from the Permanent Mission of your country to the United Nations Office at Geneva) to the following address:

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.

The Secretariat invites Parties to submit any original, paper copy or electronic copy of credentials in advance of the meetings preferably by Wednesday, 30 June 2021, as doing so will greatly facilitate the clearance process. Taking into consideration the exceptional circumstances of the online segment of the meetings, if credentials have not been submitted by 30 June 2021, electronic copies of credentials are to be submitted by email no later than 6 p.m. Geneva time (UTC+2) on Tuesday, 27 July 2021.

The bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, during their joint meeting held from 27 to 29 January 2021 and on 26 February 2021, agreed on the approach they will follow when preparing the reports on credentials for the meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions in 2021 and 2022. The bureaux 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.

Credentials can be submitted 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 segments of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties. In the former case, credentials for representatives attending the face-to-face segment of the meetings will be invited in due course. In the latter case, updates to the credentials will be possible ahead of the face-to-face segment of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties.

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