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

Online, 26 to 30 July 2021 (online segment) and Geneva, Switzerland, tentatively in June 2022 (face-to-face segment)

Venue: Online and in Geneva, Switzerland (venue to be confirmed)

Highlights: On 26 February 2021, the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions agreed to hold the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (SC COP-10) back to back with the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP-15) and the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (RC COP-10) according to two segments, an online segment over 5 days in 2021, and a face-to-face segment over two weeks in 2022. 

The online segment will be held from 26 to 30 July 2021, and the face-to-face segment is tentatively scheduled in June 2022, in Geneva. The meetings will include 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 theme of the meetings will be "Global Agreements for a Healthy Planet: Sound management of chemicals and waste".

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