Seventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention

Geneva, Switzerland, from 4 to 15 May  2015

Venue: Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG), 17 rue de Varembé, Geneva, Switzerland.

Summary of outcomes: About 1,200 participants took part in the Conference, which was held from 4 to 15 May 2015, back-to-back with the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP-12) and the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (SC COP-7). The meetings included joint sessions among two or three of the conferences of the parties on joint issues. The theme for the meetings was ‘From science to action, working for a safer tomorrow’.

The  seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention adopted 15 decisions, including six identical ones for the three meetings of the conference of the parties. Some of the main outcomes of the Conference include the listing of methamidophos to Annex III to the Convention and the establishment of intersessional work to be undertaken on the effectiveness of the process for listing chemicals, Furthermore, substantive progress was made on the negotiations of a compliance mechanism for the Convention.

Report, decisions and documents

  • Report
  • Decisions
  • Working documents
  • Information documents

Call for information and follow-up to COP-7

Some of the decisions taken included invitations to parties and others to provide information. To consult those requests, please visit the "Call for information and follow-up to COP-7" page.

List of participants

  • The list of meeting participants, as at 27 May 2015, is available here.

 

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 Tentative schedule of work of the meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions (joint document)
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Items: 27      
Provisional agenda260 K 300.48 K 234 K 179.76 K 264.5 K 125.95 K 201 K 271.31 K 442.5 K 214.76 K 3.15 MB 48.03 K
Annotations to the provisional agenda322.5 K 532.6 K 244.5 K 301.02 K 279.5 K 176.43 K 246 K 276.51 K 358 K 280.89 K 2.35 MB 160.57 K
Election of officers288 K 455.33 K 282 K 123.32 K 126.5 K 54.55 K 229.5 K 253.08 K 328 K 298.19 K 2.34 MB 143.73 K
Rules of procedure for the Conference of the Parties264 K 390.85 K 369 K 212.61 K 256.5 K 147.08 K 202 K 233.04 K 310.5 K 220.7 K 2.33 MB 63.68 K
Proposal for activities to increase notifications of final regulatory action286 K 371.73 K 141.5 K 245.17 K 126 K 85.6 K 131 K 252.8 K 458.5 K 296.74 K 2.47 MB 73.3 K
Proposal on ways of exchanging information on exports and export notifications283 K 445.61 K 138.5 K 128.95 K 123.5 K 87.33 K 223.5 K 69.23 K 325.5 K 212.66 K 2.34 MB 74.12 K
Chemical Review Committee: developments for action by the Conference of the Parties319 K 524.11 K 273.5 K 312.37 K 150 K 186.82 K 143.5 K 249.51 K 367 K 231.12 K 2.37 MB 219.37 K
Inclusion of methamidophos in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention268.5 K 341.14 K 271 K 221.09 K 122 K 155.64 K 207.5 K 238.72 K 315.5 K 203.18 K 2.34 MB 57.46 K
Inclusion of methamidophos in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention: draft decision guidance document672 K 843.32 K 506 K 397.23 K 456.5 K 205.6 K 441 K 239.58 K 753 K 517.7 K 2.69 MB 208.35 K
Inclusion of fenthion (ultra low volume (ULV) formulations at or above 640 g active ingredient/L) in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention273.5 K 88.05 K 240 K 219.81 K 263.5 K 151.65 K 215 K 253.54 K 314.5 K 277.76 K 2.34 MB 67.08 K
Inclusion of fenthion (ultra low volume (ULV) formulations at or above 640 g active ingredient/L) in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention: draft decision guidance document678 K 937.87 K 570.5 K 517.25 K 491.5 K 388.21 K 467 K 245.92 K 762 K 625.25 K 2.69 MB 377.62 K
Inclusion of trichlorfon in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention269 K 85.62 K 375.5 K 105.11 K 263.5 K 149.9 K 215.5 K 237.74 K 449.5 K 285.73 K 2.33 MB 41.42 K
Inclusion of trichlorfon in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention: draft decision guidance document697 K 918.68 K 655.5 K 429.12 K 614 K 271.82 K 465 K 312.56 K 797 K 549.98 K 2.71 MB 279.98 K
Inclusion of liquid formulations (emulsifiable concentrate and soluble concentrate) containing paraquat dichloride at or above 276 g/L, corresponding to paraquat ion at or above 200 g/L, in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention276 K 361.3 K 240 K 218.75 K 263 K 123.59 K 225 K 239.95 K 318.5 K 203.82 K 2.33 MB 116.63 K
Inclusion of liquid formulations (emulsifiable concentrate and soluble concentrate) containing paraquat dichloride at or above 276 g/L, corresponding to paraquat ion at or above 200 g/L, in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention: draft decision guidance document672.5 K 948.25 K 626 K 590.79 K 621.5 K 361.26 K 454.5 K 390.31 K 742.5 K 608.75 K 2.66 MB 295.53 K
Inclusion of chrysotile asbestos in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention278 K 387.54 K 241.5 K 206.07 K 263 K 137.69 K 222 K 241.24 K 320.5 K 291.18 K 2.34 MB 121.77 K
Inclusion of chrysotile asbestos in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention756.5 K 869.93 K 554.5 K 398.96 K 553 K 253.2 K 394.5 K 234.66 K 729.5 K 501.91 K 2.63 MB 206.81 K
Procedures and institutional mechanisms for determining non compliance with the provisions of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade and for the treatment of parties found to be in non compliance292.5 K 517.88 K 176.5 K 188.94 K 139 K 67.99 K 237 K 82.11 K 345.5 K 238.09 K 2.35 MB 118.42 K
Technical assistance and capacity-building for the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions (joint document) 460 K 422.79 K 278.5 K 402.67 K 215.5 K 254.2 K 622 K 387.56 K 405.5 K 312.03 K 2.64 MB 233.25 K
Facilitating financial resources for chemicals and wastes (joint document)408 K 337.1 K 349 K 307.88 K 181.5 K 200.39 K 511.5 K 288.17 K 342.5 K 245.23 K 2.48 MB 188.01 K
International cooperation and coordination (joint document)405 K 325.4 K 775.5 K 375.86 K 210.5 K 133.02 K 586.5 K 380.3 K 337 K 299.01 K 2.47 MB 262.19 K
Programmes of work and proposed budgets for the biennium 2016–2017: combined proposal including joint activities (joint document)464.5 K 603.95 K 358.5 K 465.42 K 337.5 K 445.98 K 727.5 K 513.69 K 518 K 387.56 K 396 K 237.07 K
Enhancing cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions (joint document)436.5 K 391.87 K 235.5 K 396.47 K 189.5 K 277.65 K 251.5 K 338.17 K 365.5 K 285.6 K 2.49 MB 207.99 K
Admission of observers378 K 501.69 K 438.5 K 320.51 K 342 K 846.44 K 397.5 K 401.44 K 498 K 293.92 K 2.61 MB 71.44 K
Draft memorandum of understanding between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the United Nations Environment Programme and the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade344 K 461.15 K 271.5 K 370.45 K 312 K 183.97 K 288 K 132.44 K 405.5 K 309.48 K 2.54 MB 214.13 K
Clearing-house mechanism for information exchange (joint document)386.5 K 306.51 K 221 K 144.4 K 176 K 59.54 K 595 K 139.29 K 313.5 K 198.53 K 2.47 MB 55.23 K
Report of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade on the work of its seventh meeting2.09 MB 3 MB 1.96 MB 2.31 MB 1.81 MB 2 MB 1.79 MB 878.57 K 2.16 MB 1.2 MB 3.97 MB 2.04 MB