Annual joint meeting to enhance cooperation and coordination between regional centres under the Basel and Stockholm conventions

Geneva, Switzerland, from 27 to 28 November 2014

Venue: International Environment House-2 (IEH-2), Châtelaine, Geneva

Background: Decisions BC-11/12 (Basel Convention regional and coordinating centres), BC-11/13 (Process for evaluating the performance and sustainability of the Basel Convention regional and coordinating centres), and SC-6/16 (Regional and subregional centres for capacity-building and the transfer of technology), among others, are implemented through programme budget for Activity 19. Activity 19 includes convening of annual joint meetings to enhance cooperation and coordination between regional centres under the Basel and Stockholm conventions to promote and enhance synergies in delivery of technical assistance under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions.

Organizer(s): The Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.

Working Language: English only

Meeting Objectives

  • Strengthening the regional centres as independent and self-sustainable regionalnstitutions;
  • Enhanceing coordination and collaboration among the regional centres.

Target Audience

Regional Centres under the Basel and Stockholm conventions

Outcome

The annual joint meeting to enhance cooperation and coordination between the regional centres under the Basel and Stockholm conventions was held from 27 to 28 November 2014 in International Environment House, Geneva. The meeting was focused on two major issues- one on preparing the performance and sustainability report of the regional centres for the consideration of 2015 COPs that reflects the ground reality and the other, on how to enhance regional delivery of technical assistance for the implementation of the conventions on chemicals and wastes by capitalizing the opportunities that already exist and also those which are surfacing. In addition, the centres were also invited to participate in the Science Fair that is being organized by the Secretariat during the 2015 COPs.

Meeting Documents

 
TitleEnglish
Items: 9 
Agenda936.61 K 44.3 K
Programme60.43 K 53.68 K
Objectives and structure of the meeting120.91 K
Experience sharing by BCRC/SCRC China615.51 K
Experience sharing by SCRC Czech Republic (RECETOX)1.91 MB
Overview of the Regional Centres under the Basel and Stockholm Conventions1.25 MB
Report of the Annual joint meeting26.88 K
Science Fair at the 2015 COPs305.64 K
Provisional List of participants70.62 K

Registration

Registration desk will be open from 9:15 to 9:30. The centres are requested to kindly register themselves during this time.

Contact Information

nelson.sabogal@brsmeas.org or suman.sharma@brsmeas.org