Joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

Geneva (online) from 27 to 29 January 2021 and on 26 February 2021

Venue: Geneva (Online)

Highlights: The bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions met from 27 to 29 January 2021 and on 26 February 2021 to discuss the organization of the 2021 meetings of the conferences of the Parties, considering the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the meetings.

Under the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, the bureaux came to the conclusion that it was not possible to proceed with the organization of the 2021 meetings of the conferences of the Parties as originally planned as face to face meetings from 19 to 30 July 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland, and agreed that the meetings would be held in two segments, an online segment held over 5 days tentatively in July 2021, and a face-to-face segment held over two weeks in 2022 (tentatively in June 2022, in Geneva).

Further information on the working arrangements of both segments as agreed by the bureaux is contained here.

The full report of the resumed joint bureaux meeting will made be available on this page in the near future.

Working Language: English.

Participants: By decisions BC-11/25 and SC-6/29, the conferences of the Parties to the Basel and Stockholm conventions decided that five members of their bureaux may participate in the joint meetings of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, having due regard to the principle of equitable geographical representation of the five regions of the United Nations.

List of participants

Meeting documents

  • Reports
  • Working documents
  • Reference documents