Overview

The meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions will include a high-level segment. The high-level segment is scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday, 4 May and the morning of Friday, 5 May 2017.

The objective of the high-level segment is to provide an interactive, dynamic and inclusive platform for ministers and other high-level delegates to exchange experiences and to provide political leadership for renewed commitment towards the implementation of the conventions. In doing so, the high-level segment aims to raise political awareness of and support for the conventions, as well as promote a dialogue among ministers, and between ministers and other high-level delegates.

The bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, at their joint meeting on 3 and 4 November 2016, agreed to the organization of work of the high-level segment (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish).

Themes and sub-themes

As decided by the presidents of the three conferences of the Parties in consultation with the bureaux, the theme of the 2017 meetings and the high-level segment is “A future detoxified: Sound management of chemicals and waste”. For the purposes of the ministerial round-table discussions the theme is sub-divided into the following sub-themes:

    1. Opportunities for a detoxified future in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals;
    2. Opportunities for strengthened implementation through partnerships; and
    3. Opportunities for reducing waste and pollution while enabling economic and social prosperity.

Further information will be made available to participating ministers, deputy ministers and ambassadors on this web page.  

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Jonathan Krueger
Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
Tel.: + 41 (0) 22 917 88 53
E-mail: jonathan.krueger@brsmeas.org