Impact of COVID-19 on BRS meetings

Geneva, 26 August 2020,

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

18-19 March 2020

Ottawa, Canada,

Meeting of the small intersessional working group on technical specially engineered landfill (D5) and incineration on land (D10) and energy recovery (R1)

Postponed

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

Geneva (online)

Orientation for new members of the Chemical Review Committee: by webinars (several webinars held)

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 to 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 to 25 September 2020

Geneva (online)

Fourteenth meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee (ICC-14) (part II) (The possibility of holding face-to-face sessions will be re-assessed in September 2020 when the ICC resumes its fourteenth meeting)

Confirmed

5-9 October 2020  Geneva (online)  Fourth meeting of the Expert Working Group on the review of Annexes (the possibility of holding additional online or face-to-face sessions will be assessed at that time)  Confirmed 
 11-15 January 2021 Geneva, Switzerland Sixteenth meeting of the Stockholm Convention Persistent Organic Pollutants Committee  Tentative 
27-28 January 2021  Geneva, Switzerland  Joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions  Tentative 

Please kindly consult our online calendar for more regular updates.