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The ninth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-9) of the Stockholm Convention will be held at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, from 14 to 18 October 2013. During this meeting the Committee will review the chemicals proposed for listing in Annexes A, B, and/or C to the Convention and undertake further tasks assigned to it by the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention.

The ninth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-9) of the Rotterdam Convention will be held at the same venue, from 22 to 25 October 2013. The ninth meeting of the CRC includes in its agenda the review of notifications of final regulatory actions received from Parties for inclusion of new chemicals and a proposal for listing new severely hazardous pesticide formulation in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention.

The first joint meeting of the POPRC and CRC will take place at the same venue, on Sunday, 20 October 2013. The joint session will take place after POPRC-9 and prior to CRC-9. During this session the members of the two Committees and observers will share scientific information and discuss ways to enhance synergies and improve the exchange of information between the two subsidiary working bodies.


The objective of this webinar is to inform Parties to the Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions, observers and other stakeholders in order to enable their full participation in the work of POPRC and CRC.


  1. Introduction – 5 min.
  2. Presentation by the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions:
    • Ninth meeting of the POPRC:15 min.
    • Ninth meeting of the CRC:15 min.
    • First joint meeting of the CRC and POPRC: 5 min.
  3. Questions and answers – 20 min.

Target group

Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions national focal points, official contact points, Designated National Authorities, permanent missions and interested stakeholders, POPRC members, CRC members and members of the Basel Convention Small Intersessional Working Group (SIWG) on POPs guidelines.

Schedule and registration

Date and Time
(Geneva time: UTC/GMT+2 hours)
Please register a few days in advance of the webinar.
To register, please use the following link:
17 September 2013, at  10 am Recording
19 September 2013, at 4 pm Recording

When you register, you will be given additional information regarding the system requirements and instructions on how to log in to the webinar.

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