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 theme of the meetings and the high-level segment will be “A future detoxified: sound management of chemicals and waste”.
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 that the high-level segment will take place on the afternoon of Thursday, 4 May and the morning of Friday, 5 May 2017.
Further details on the high-level segment, including a detailed programme, will be made available in due course.