Regional preparatory meeting for the 2015 COPs for the Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia region

Bratislava, Slovakia, from 7 to 8 April 2015


Venue:The regional preparatory meeting for the 2015 meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions and the regional workshop in support for the ratification and effective implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury was held back to back at:

Hotel Baronka  
Mudrochova 2
835 27 Bratislava
Tel.: +4212 4487 2324
E-mail: recepcia@hotelbaronka.sk
http://www.baronka.sk  

Highlight: The first regional preparatory meeting for the 2015 meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions for the Central and Eastern European and Central Asian region was held in Bratislava, Slovakia from 7 to 8 April 2015. 

The meeting was held back-to-back with a regional workshop in support for the ratification and effective implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury which took place from 9 to 10 April 2015, at the same venue. 

The meeting was attended by 73 participants, including representatives from 21 Central and Eastern European and Central Asian country parties, 4 intergovernmental organizations, 4 non-governmental organizations and 2 Basel and Stockholm conventions regional centres. 

Participants exchanged views on the documents of the 2015 meetings of the conferences of the parties as they related to the items of the programme of the Central and Eastern European and Central Asian regional preparatory meeting. 

Organizers: The regional preparatory meeting was organized by the Secretariat with support from the Basel Convention Regional Centre in Bratislava, Slovakia. The Secretariat collaborated closely with the interim secretariat of the Minamata Convention on the organization of the back to back meetings.  The regional preparatory meeting was organised thanks to the generous financial contributions from Switzerland and the European Union.

Meeting Objectives: The objectives of the meeting were to provide an opportunity to participants to familiarize themselves with the items on the provisional agendas and the organization of work of the meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions on 4-15 May 2015. It also aimed at enabling parties to discuss regional priorities and regional positions for the meetings.  

Working Language: English and Russian.


Meeting Documents

 
TitleEnglish
Items: 2 
Provisional programme1.38 MB 214.92 K
Proceedings and list of participants2.49 MB 1.11 MB

Information for Participants

 
TitleEnglish
Items: 1 
Practical information for participants 1.81 MB 351.75 K

Contact Information

For any questions related to the meeting, please contact Ms. Andrea Lechner (Email: andrea.lechner@brsmeas.org, Tel: +41 22 917 88 53).

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