Side events at the 2022 face-to-face segment of the COPs

Side events will be held during the face-to-face segment of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, from 6 to 17 June 2022, in Geneva.

Side events are a platform for Parties (including subsidiary bodies), and observers to share knowledge, build capacity, network and exchange on experience in the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions. They also contribute to fostering discussions on specific issues being discussed at the COPs.



Registration of organizers and participants

All organizers of side events must be duly registered for the 2022 segment of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties. Depending on their status, they can register in one of the following categories: Party representatives, or observers (Non-Party States, UN bodies, other observer bodies and agencies, e.g. intergovernmental organizations, regional centers, non-governmental organizations).

Participation in the side events is open to all interested Parties and observers to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions.

Technical specifications

Side event rooms are equipped with a computer, a projector, a screen, internet access and microphones. Organizers of side events/exhibits who need to rent equipment or supplies on a commercial basis other than those provided free of charge may contact the Secretariat side event contact person mentioned below.


Catering for the side event may be provided only by the official caterer of the conference centre. Catering must be provided outside the side event rooms only. Organizers will be responsible for arranging the catering services and ensuring that no food or drinks are brought into the side event room. A form for ordering catering will be sent to the organizer upon confirmation of the side event.

The Secretariat reminds applicants that it reserves the right to reschedule or cancel side events at any time in the interest of the negotiating process and the overall management of the meetings.


For any questions related to side-events, please contact:
Mr. Félix Mailly
Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Click here to access to the side-events which were organized during the 2021 online segment of the COPs.