Enhancement of skills for chairing meetings of convention bodies

Background

While the main focus of the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions is at the national level, the regional dimension of the cooperation among partners is important in supporting the regions. The regional centres of the Basel and Stockholm conventions, the regional and subregional offices of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as well as regional offices of the UN Environment play a key role in delivering technical assistance upon request at the regional level in the implementation of the technical assistance programme and the facilitation of technology transfer to eligible Parties.

When it comes to the issues related to transboundary movements of chemicals and hazardous wastes addressed by the Conventions across borders as well as challenges common to the region, regional cooperation provides a platform to identify and implement sustainable solutions. 




Objectives

  • To deliver the training to participants using a range of learning tools such as presentations and discussion groups;
  • To train participants to be aware of gender and cultural differences while chairing a meeting;
  • To strengthen the participants’ capacity to serve as chairs at various types of international meetings for the BRS conventions and other Multilateral Environmental Agreements.

Recent Activities

Global Training Workshop on Chairing Meetings of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, Minamata Convention and SAICM:

http://synergies.pops.int/Implementation/TechnicalAssistance/Workshops/WSGermanyFeb2017/tabid/5404/language/en-GB/Default.aspx