Venue: FAO Headquarters, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy.
Highlights: The first joint meeting of the Chemical Review Committee and Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee was held on Sunday, 20 October 2013. This joint meeting was agreed to by the bureaux of the Committees and the conferences of the Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, at their sixth meetings held from 28 April to 10 May 2013. The purpose of the joint meeting was to exchange between the members of the Committees.
The ninth meeting of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC-9) was held from 14 to 18 October 2013, with pre-meetings on Sunday, 13 October 2013, at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. Also at the same venue, the ninth meeting of the Chemical Review Committeee (CRC-9) was held from 22 to 25 October 2013, with pre-meetings on Monday, 21 October 2013.
The joint meeting was open to observers in accordance with the rules of procedure of the Conference of the Parties and the terms of reference of the POPs Review Committee as well as the Chemical Review Committee. To participate as an observer please read the information for admission of observers to meetings of the Rotterdam Convention or the Stockholm Convention.