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

Geneva, Switzerland, from 29 April to 10 May 2019

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

Summary of outcomes: The ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (RC COP-9) was held back to back with the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP-14) and the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (SC COP-9) from 29 April to 10 May 2019, in Geneva. The theme of the meetings was "Clean Planet, Healthy People: Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste". The meetings included joint sessions covering matters of relevance to at least two conventions and separate sessions of the meetings of the each of the three COPs.

The ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention adopted 17 decisions, including seven identical ones for the three meetings of the conferences of the Parties. Some of the main outcomes of the Conference include the listing of two new chemicals in Annex III to the Convention, namely phorate as a pesticide, and hexabromocyclododecane as an industrial chemical and the adoption of procedures and mechanisms on compliance with the Rotterdam Convention as a new Annex VII to the Convention.

Thanks to voluntary contributions from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway and Switzerland financial support was provided to the participation of developing country Parties and Parties that are countries with economies in transition to attend the meetings.

Working languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

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