Needs Assessment to implement the Rotterdam Convention

In order to implement the Rotterdam Convention, the Technical Assistance programme of the Secretariat is developed based on the needs identified by developing country Parties and Parties with economies in transition.

To identify such needs, the Secretariat uses a variety of information sources such as specific questionnaires submitted to Parties every four years, National Action Plans as well as direct requests for assistance from Parties.

The information on Parties' needs to implement the Convention collected by the Secretariat is analyzed and the results presented on the Synergies Needs Assessment webpage where results can easily be compared by year of collection and by regions.