A questionnaire developed jointly by the Secretariats and the UNEO and FAO was sent to parties and other stakeholders in May 2012. Part A of the questionnaire was the Secretariats’ questionnaire, while part B the UNEP and FAO questionnaire. The questionnaire covered the period from May 2009 to August 2012. The Synergies Process section of this website provides background information aiming to assist Parties in the completion of the questionnaire.
As of 31 October 2012, the following 23 parties had submitted responses to the Secretariat’s questionnaire through the electronic system: Andorra, Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, France, Georgia, Guatemala, Italy, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Myanmar, Philippines, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine and Uruguay. With regards to the UNEP and FAO questionnaire, the following 18 Parties had completed it: Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, France, Georgia, Guatemala, Italy, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Uruguay. In addition two Parties, namely Germany and Cyprus, had transmitted responses to both questionnaires not using the electronic format. Finally, Mexico also submitted an additional set of comments following the release of the reports on the review of the synergies arrangements.
Based on the responses received, the Secretariat has prepared two documents:
- A compilation of responses received from Parties to the secretariat and the UNEP and FAO questionnaire, which includes the information, comments and recommendations made by Parties at the end of each part of the questionnaire on, respectively, joint activities, joint services and joint managerial functions.
- A document presenting graphic illustrations of the responses received from Parties to each question of the Secretariat’s part of the questionnaire on the review of the synergies arrangements
The Secretariat’s report on the review of the synergies arrangements and the UNEP and FAO report on the review of the synergies arrangements were finalized in February 2013 and were considered by the ordinary and simultaneous extraordinary meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions held in 2013.