Rome, Italy, from 22 to 25 October 2013
Venue: FAO Headquarters, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy.
Highlights: The ninth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-9) will be held from 22 to 25 October 2013, with pre-meetings on Monday, 21 October 2013, at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. In addition, on Sunday, 20 October 2013, a joint meeting with the Stockholm Convention’s POPs Review Committee (POPRC) will be held. This joint meeting was agreed to by the bureaux of the Committees and the conferences of the Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, at their sixth meetings held from 28 April to 10 May 2013 in Geneva. The purpose of the joint meeting is for scientific information exchange between the members of the Committees.
In line with the procedure adopted by the Conference of the Parties for conducting a preliminary review of notifications of final regulatory action and prioritizing the work of the Chemical Review Committee, the Chair and Bureau, in consultation with the Secretariat, will assign Committee members to inter-sessional task groups for the preliminary review of the candidate chemicals. The task groups will have an informal pre-meeting on Monday, 21 October 2013. The purpose of the informal pre-meeting is for the task groups to finalize the preliminary reviews and their presentations to the full Committee. Information on the schedule of the task groups’ work and for the pre-meetings will be available in due time.
The Committee’s meetings are open to observers in accordance with the rules of procedure of the Conference of the Parties and the terms of reference of the Chemical Review Committee. To participate as an observer, please read the information for admission of observers and submit the completed registration form before 30 August 2013 by fax or e-mail to the Secretariat.
First joint meeting of the Chemical Review Committee and the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee, 20 October 2013