Regional preparatory meeting for the 2023 COPs for the Eastern Europe region

Zagreb, Croatia, from 28 to 30 March 2023

Venue: The Eastern Europe regional preparatory meeting for the 2023 meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions will take place from 28 to 30 March 2023 in Zagreb, Croatia.

Meeting Objectives: The objective of the regional preparatory meeting is to give Parties within the Eastern Europe 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 Eastern Europe 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 Russian.

Organizers: The meeting is being organized in cooperation with the Basel Convention Regional Centre located in Slovakia (BCRC Slovakia). 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. Andrea Lechner (email: andrea.lechner@un.org).

Further information to follow shortly.