Impact of COVID-19 on BRS meetings

Geneva, 12 January 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  Confirmed
21-22 January 2021 Geneva (online) Third Meeting of the expert working group on the e-waste technical guidelines Confirmed
25-26 January 2021  Geneva (online)  Meeting of the small intersessional working group on D5, D10 and R1 technical guidelines - Part III  Confirmed 
26-27 January 2021 Geneva (online) 5th Meeting of the Environmental Network for Optimizing Regulatory Compliance on Illegal Traffic (ENFORCE) Confirmed
26 January 2021  Geneva (online)  Joint meeting of the Presidents of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions  Confirmed  
27-29 January 2021  Geneva (online) Joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions  Confirmed
28 January 2021
Geneva (online) Third meeting of the PCB Small intersessional working group Tentative
1-3 February 2021   Geneva (online)  Fourth meeting of the Expert Working Group on the review of Annexes - (Part II)   Confirmed  
8 - 12 February 2021  Geneva (online)  Meeting of the small intersessional working group on D5, D10 and R1 technical guidelines - Part IV  Confirmed 
17-18 February 2021  Geneva (online)  Meeting of the SIWG on POPs wastes technical guidelines (Part II)  Confirmed 
Week of 19 April 2021 Geneva (online)  2nd meeting of the of the Plastic Waste Partnership working group  Tentative 
Dates TBC in April 2021  Dates TBC in April 2021  Fourth meeting of the Expert Working Group on the review of Annexes, supplementary sessions (part III)  Tentative
June 2021  Nairobi, Kenya  Twelfth meeting of the Basel Convention Open-ended Working Group (face to face segment) Tentative
Dates TBC in June 2021  Geneva (online)
Fourteenth meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee (part lV)  Tentative 
19-30 July 2021  Geneva, Switzerland  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.