Ordinary and Simultaneous Extraordinary Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties (ExCOPs)

1st Simultaneous Extraordinary Meetings (ExCOPs 1) in 2010

The first simultaneous extraordinary meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions were held in Bali, Indonesia, from 22 to 24 February 2010, in coordination with the eleventh special session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum.

The conferences of the parties took decisions (BC.Ex-1/1RC.Ex-1/1 and SC.Ex-1/1) on a number of thematic areas to foster collaboration and coordination among the three conventions.

2nd Simultaneous Extraordinary Meetings (ExCOPs 2) in 2013

In 2013, ordinary and simultaneous extraordinary meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions were held back-to-back from 28 April to 10 May in Geneva, Switzerland.

The meetings of the conferences of the parties were held in a coordinated manner to allow for a more effective and coherent decision-making on policy, technical and budget matters among the conventions, including on joint activities.

The three conferences of the parties adopted a substantively identical omnibus decision on enhancing cooperation and coordination among the three conventions (BC.Ex-2/1, RC.Ex-2/1 and SC.Ex-2/1). 

Ordinary Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties in 2015

In 2015, the ordinary meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions will be held back-to-back from 4 to 15 May 2015.

The meetings will include joint sessions among two or three of the conferences of the parties on joint issues. The objective of holding the meetings in a coordinated manner is to strengthen the implementation of the three conventions at the national, regional and global levels, promote coherent policy guidance and enhance efficiency in the provision of support to parties.