Text of the Convention

The text of the Rotterdam Convention was adopted by the Conference of the Plenipotentiaries (Rotterdam, 10 September 1998). The text was subsequently amended by the First Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Geneva, 20 - 24 September 2004), the Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Rome, 27 – 31 October 2008) and the Fifth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Geneva, 20 - 24 June 2011).

The text contained in this site is published for information only. It does not substitute the original authentic texts of the Rotterdam Convention and amendments thereto as deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations acting as the Depository of the Convention.

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

Text and Annexes

(revised 2011)

The 2011 revised text of the Convention reflects the addition of alachlor, aldicarb and endosulfan to Annex III.

Interactive Text and Annexes