By decisions BC-11/25 and SC-6/29, the conferences of the parties to the Basel and Stockholm conventions at their eleventh and sixth meetings respectively, decided that five members of their bureaux may participate in the joint meetings of the bureaux of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, having due regard to the principle of equitable geographical representation of the five regions of the United Nations.
A process and selection criteria to assist each Bureau with the selection of five members to participate in the joint bureaux meeting in November 2014 was agreed to by the bureaux.
The process included consideration of the following selection criteria: (1) Availability of members to participate (2) Regional balance in each Bureau and sub-regional balance among three bureaux and (3) Gender balance.
Following regional consultations in each Bureau, the Basel and Stockholm COP presidents, taking into account the process and criteria referred to above, agreed to the selection which was subsequently communicated to the bureaux.
List of participants