Regional preparatory meeting for the 2015 COPs for the Latin America and the Caribbean region

Montevideo, Uruguay, from 14 to 15 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:

Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel
Plaza Independencia 759 
Montevideo, Uruguay
Tel. +598 2902 0111
http://radisson103-px.trvlclick.com/montevideo-hotel-uy-11100/urumont/

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 Latin America and the Caribbean region was held in Montevideo, Uruguay from 14 to 15 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 16 to 17 April 2015, at the same venue. 

The meeting was attended by 107 participants, including representatives from 27 Latin America and the Caribbean countries, 6 intergovernmental organizations, 5 non-governmental organizations and 7 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 Latin America and the Caribbean regional preparatory meeting. 

Organizers: The regional preparatory meeting was organized by the Secretariat with support from the Basel and Stockholm Conventions Regional Centre in Montevideo, Uruguay. 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 Spanish.


Meeting Documents

 
TitleEnglishSpanish
Items: 2  
Proceedings and list of participants464.63 K 1.03 MB 
Provisional programme1.38 MB 203.51 K 1.39 MB 204.55 K

Information for Participants

 
TitleEnglishSpanish
Items: 1  
Practical information for participants2.41 MB 177.71 K 2.4 MB 176.42 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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