Regional preparatory meeting for the 2023 COPs for the Asia-Pacific region

Bangkok, Thailand, from 14 to 16 March 2023

Venue: The Asia-Pacific regional preparatory meeting for the 2023 meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions will take place from 14 to 16 March 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Meeting Objectives: The objective of the regional preparatory meeting is to give Parties within the Asia-Pacific 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 Asia-Pacific 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.

Organizers: The meeting is being organized at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in Thailand. 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. Wang Yang (Email: yang.wang@un.org).

Further information to follow shortly.