Call for information and follow-up to the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention

Introduction

At its eighth meeting held in Geneva from 24 April to 5 May 2017, the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention agreed on the decisions contained in annex I to the report of the meeting, document UNEP/FAO/RC/COP.8/27. Many of the decisions included invitations to Parties and others to provide information.

The following letter was sent to Parties and observers to solicit information sought in the decisions adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention at its eighth meeting. The individual invitations to submit information are organized by decisions. Information sought in each decision can be transmitted separately, since the deadlines for submission vary.

Similar letters have also been prepared to solicit information sought in the decisions adopted by the conferences of the Parties to the Basel and Stockholm conventions at their 2017 meetings and are available on the Basel and Stockholm convention’s websites.

Letter related to calls for information

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Letter related to calls for information in follow-up to the decisions taken by the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention at its eighth meeting Download the Information Request Communication Download the Information Request Communication
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Specific information requests

Where no submission form is specified, requested information should be transmitted to the Secretariat via the contact point(s) provided in the individual request.
Call for information Submission form / Documents for commenting Deadline Additional information

(1) Definitions of term “pesticides” 

Available soon
To be specified in a further communication on the matter
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(2) Enhancing the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention




a. Responses to the online survey on enhancing the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention
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31 October 2017
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b. Comments on the report prepared by the Secretariat on the legal and operational implications of the priority actions for enhancing the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention
To be made available to Parties and others by 15 January 2018
31 March 2018
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c. Nominations of Parties representatives to participate in the working group on enhancing the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention - 30 September 2017
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d. Expression of interest from Non-Party States to participate the working group - No deadline, but preferably by 30 September 2017
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(3) Enhancing cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions*      
Suggestions for possible further actions to enhance cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions -
30 June 2018  -
(4) Synergies in preventing and combating illegal traffic and trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes*

 
a. Information under each convention on the measures relevant to illegal traffic and trade that Parties have adopted in order to implement the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions - 31 August 2018 -
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  • Experiences pursuant to paragraph 7 of decision RC-8/14,
  • Information on cases of illegal trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes.
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31 August 2018 -
c. Comments on further areas, including areas common to two or three conventions in which legal clarity could be improved as a means of preventing and combating illegal traffic and trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes -
31 August 2018
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(5) From science to action*
 
a. Nominations of experts to assist in further revising the draft road map - 30 June 2017
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b. Comments on the revised draft road map To be made available by 30 September 2017 28 February 2018
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* Joint decisions adopted by the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions at their meetings in 2017.

 

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1. Definitions of term “pesticides” Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
3. Enhancing cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
2. Enhancing the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
4. Synergies in preventing and combating illegal traffic and trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
5. From science to action Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish