Call for information in follow-up to the face-to-face segment of the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention

Introduction

At the face-to-face segment of its tenth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention adopted the decisions contained in annex I to the report of that segment of the meeting, document UNEP/FAO/RC/COP.10/28/Add.1. Several of those decisions included invitations to Parties and others to provide information.

The following letter was sent to Parties and observers with a summary of the individual decisions that contain invitations for information and comments. The individual invitations to submit information are organized by relevant COP agenda items. Information sought in each item can be transmitted separately, since the deadlines for submission vary.

Similar letters have also been prepared to solicit information sought in follow-up to the face-to-face segments of the tenth meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel and Stockholm conventions and are available on the Basel and Rotterdam convention’s websites.

The call for information in follow-up to the online segment of the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties is available at: Follow-up to online segment of COP-10.

Letters related to calls for information

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Letter related to calls for information in follow-up to the face-to-face segment of the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (6-17 June 2022) Download the Information Request Communication Download the Information Request Communication Download the Information Request Communication

Specific information requests

Call for information Deadline Additional information Contact points
1. Status of implementation of the Convention
(a) Parties are encouraged to communication national definitions for the term “pesticide”.
As soon as possible
Information submitted by Parties on definitions for the term “pesticide”
christine.fuell@fao.org
(b) Parties are encouraged to provide information that may assist other Parties to prepare and notify final regulatory actions, including:
  1. Scientific and technical information relevant to risk evaluation and decision-making on hazardous chemicals and pesticides;
  2. Texts of national legislation and other measures adopted by them to implement and enforce the Convention.
As soon as possible
Chemical Information Assessment Tool

National legislation submitted to the Secretariat

aleksandar.mihajlovski@fao.org

yvonne.ewang-sanvincent@un.org

(c) Parties are encouraged to provide information on the implementation of Article 11, 12, 13 and 14 of the Convention.
To be determined Questionnaire to be made available jost.dittkrist@un.org
(d) Parties, non-Parties, industry, civil society and other stakeholders are invited to provide data on the international trade in chemicals listed or recommended for listing in Annex III to the Convention.
As soon as possible
Available information on international trade in chemicals listed or recommended for listing and on the measurable impact of listing chemicals in Annex III
andrea.lechner@un.org
2. Programme of work of the Rotterdam Convention Compliance Committee for the biennium 2022-2023
Parties unable to comply with certain obligations under the Convention or Parties directly affected or likely to be directly affected by another Party’s alleged failure to comply with the obligations of the Convention are urged to make submissions to the Secretariat pursuant to paragraph 12 of Annex VII to the Convention.
As soon as possible
Submission to be made through the Official Contact Point to the Convention
yvonne.ewang-sanvincent@un.org
3. Synergies in preventing and combating illegal traffic and trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes *
a. Parties to the Rotterdam Convention are encouraged to provide information about cases of trade occurring in contravention of the Rotterdam Convention.
As appropriate
Form
tatiana.terekhova@un.org
b. Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions are invited to provide best practices for preventing and combating illegal traffic and trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes covered by the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, including the texts of any measures that have been adopted by them for that purpose.
As appropriate - tatiana.terekhova@un.org
4. Dates and venue of the next meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions *
Parties to submit offers to host the 2025 meetings of the conferences of the Parties for consideration during the meetings of the conferences of the Parties in 2023.
1 March 2023 - david.ogden@un.org

* Joint issues to the three conventions.

 

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1. Status of implementation Download in English Download in English Download in English

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
2. Programme of work of the Rotterdam Convention Compliance Committee for the biennium 2022-2023 Download in English Download in English Download in English

 

 

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

 

 

Call for information English French Spanish
4. Dates and venue of the next meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions Download in English Download in English Download in English