Regional preparatory meeting for the 2023 COPs for the Africa region

Dakar, Senegal, from 21 to 23 March 2023

Venue: The Africa regional preparatory meeting for the 2023 meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions will take place from 21 to 23 March 2023 in Dakar, Senegal.

Meeting Objectives: The objective of the regional preparatory meeting is to give Parties within the Africa region the possibility to consult each other in advance of the 2023 COPs, consider meeting documents, discuss substantive matters, identify regional priorities and challenges, and facilitate the preparation of regional positions. The programme for the meeting will be developed in consultation with members of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the three conventions from the Africa region. In line with past practice, it is expected that certain sessions of the meeting will be closed for observers in order to allow Parties to discuss regional positions on items of the agendas of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties.

Working Language: English and French.

Organizers: The meeting is being organized in cooperation with the Basel and Stockholm conventions Regional Centre located in Senegal (BCRC/SCRC Senegal). The regional preparatory meetings for the 2023 meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions are organized thanks to the generous financial support provided by the Governments of Germany and Switzerland.

Contact Information: For any questions related to the meeting, please contact Ms. Marylene Beau (Email: marylene.beau@un.org).

Further information to follow shortly.