Impact of COVID-19 on BRS meetings

Geneva, 3 September 2021

Through this webpage, the Secretariat wishes to provide regular updates on the latest developments regarding upcoming BRS meetings, in light of the current situation related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The Secretariat is keeping the situation under review taking into account the information and guidance from the United Nations Department of Operational Support, the WHO, the Swiss authorities, the Italian authorities, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the United Nations Office at Geneva that is received and updated regularly.

Please find below an update on the status of BRS meetings that have been either postponed or planned to be held online:

Dates

Location

Meeting

Status

20-22 April 2020

Geneva (online)

First meeting of the small intersessional working group on the strategic framework for the implementation of the Basel Convention for 2012-2021

Held

7 May 2020

Rome (online)

Orientation for new members of the Chemical Review Committee

Held

9 June 2020

Geneva (online)

Meeting of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention

Held

10 June 2020

Geneva (online)

Meeting of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention

Held

25-26 June 2020

Geneva (online)

Meeting of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention

Held

29 June-3 July 2020

Geneva (online)

Fourteenth meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee (ICC-14) (part I)

Held

1-3 September 2020

Geneva (online)

Online segment of the twelfth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG-12), followed by an additional face-to-face segment tentatively scheduled to take place in March 2021 in Nairobi

Held

8-11 September 2020

Rome (online)

Sixteenth meeting of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee

Held

21-25 September 2020

Geneva (online)

Fourteenth meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee (ICC-14) (part II)

Held

30 September-2 October 2020  Geneva (online)  Annual joint meeting of the regional centres under the Basel and Stockholm conventions Held
5-9 October 2020  Geneva (online)  Fourth meeting of the Expert Working Group on the review of Annexes
Held
13-23 October 2020  Geneva (online)  Meeting of the coordination group for the Global Monitoring Plan for POPs under the Stockholm Convention  Held
21 October 2020  Geneva (online)
Second online meeting of the small intersessional working group on PCB under the Stockholm Convention Held
22 October 2020 Geneva (online) Second meeting of the small intersessional working group on the strategic framework for the implementation of the Basel Convention for 2012-2021 Held
27-28 October 2020 and 3-4 November 2020 Geneva (online) Meeting of the small intersessional working group on technical specially engineered landfill (D5) and incineration on land (D10) and energy recovery (R1) Held
27 October-6 November  Geneva (online)   Expert meeting on Best Available Techniques and Best Environmental Practices under the Stockholm Convention Held
9-12 November 2020  Geneva (online)
Eighth Expert Group Meeting on DDT under the Stockholm Convention Held
16-19 November 2020 Geneva (online)
Meeting of the small intersessional working group on technical guidelines on persistent organic pollutants as wastes Held
24-25 November 2020 Geneva (online) Meeting of the small intersessional working group on D5, D10 and R1 technical guidelines - Part III Held 
7 December 2020 Geneva (online) Fourteenth meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee (ICC-14) (part III) Held
8-11 December 2020 Geneva (online)   Meeting of the small intersessional working group on technical guidelines on mercury wastes Held
14-18 December 2020 Geneva (online) Meeting of the small intersessional working group on the technical guidelines on plastic wastes Held
11-16 January 2021 Geneva
(online)
Sixteenth meeting of the Stockholm Convention Persistent Organic Pollutants Committee  Held
21-22 January 2021 Geneva (online) Third Meeting of the expert working group on the e-waste technical guidelines Held
25-26 January 2021  Geneva (online)  Meeting of the small intersessional working group on D5, D10 and R1 technical guidelines - Part V Held
26-27 January 2021 Geneva (online) 5th Meeting of the Environmental Network for Optimizing Regulatory Compliance on Illegal Traffic (ENFORCE) Held
26 January 2021  Geneva (online)  Joint meeting of the Presidents of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions Held
27-29 January 2021  Geneva (online) Joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions  Held
28 January 2021
Geneva (online) Third meeting of the PCB Small intersessional working group Cancelled
1-3 February 2021   Geneva (online)  Fourth meeting of the Expert Working Group on the review of Annexes - (Part II)   Held
8-12 February 2021  Geneva (online)  Meeting of the small intersessional working group on D5, D10 and R1 technical guidelines - Part V
Held
17-18 February 2021  Geneva (online)  Meeting of the SIWG on POPs wastes technical guidelines (Part II) Held
5-6 May
2021
Geneva (online)
Africa regional preparatory meeting for the online segment of the BRS COPs
Held
11-12 May 2021
Geneva (online)
Eastern Europe regional preparatory meeting for the online segment of the BRS COPs
Held
17-21 May 2021
Geneva (online)
Fourth meeting of the Expert Working Group on the review of Annexes, supplementary sessions (part III)
Held
31 May-1 June 2021
Geneva (online)
GRULAC regional preparatory meeting for the online segment of the BRS COPs
Held
8-9 June 2021
Geneva (online)
Asia-Pacific regional preparatory meeting for the the online segment of the BRS COPs
Held
14-16 June 2021
Geneva (online)
2nd meeting of the Plastic Waste Partnership working group
Held
26-30 July 2021  Geneva (online) Online segment of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions (BC COP-15, RC COP-10, SC COP-10) Confirmed
20-24 Sept 2021  Rome (online)
Seventeenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention  Tentative 
9-12 Nov 2021
Geneva (online)
(To be confirmed) Online pre-meetings of the seventeenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention
Tentative
Nov 2021
TBD
Geneva (online) Fourteenth meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee (part lV)
Tentative
23-24 Nov 2021 Geneva (online) Annual joint meeting of the regional centres under the Basel and Stockholm Conventions Tentative
6-10 Dec 2021 Geneva (online) Second meeting of the SIWG on plastic waste technical guidelines Tentative
13 Jan 2022 Geneva (online) Fourth meeting of the Expert Working Group on the review of annexes, supplementary sessions (part V) of the Basel Convention Confirmed
24-28 Jan or 17-28 Jan 2022 Geneva or online Seventeenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention  Tentative 
14-18 Mar 2022 Geneva (online)
Fourth meeting of the Expert Working Group on the review of Annexes, supplementary sessions (part IV) Tentative
April or May 2022 (exact date to be determined)  Nairobi, Kenya  Face to face segment of twelfth meeting of Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG-12) Tentative 
6-17 June 2022 Geneva, Switzerland
Face-to-face segment of the meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions (BC COP-15, RC COP-10, SC COP-10) Confirmed

Please kindly consult our online calendar for more regular updates.