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13 December




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09 December




The Sixth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention COP-6

Geneva, Switzerland, 9 - 13 December 2002

Friday, 13 December 2002

COP-6 finally completed its work early Saturday morning having successful reached agreement on key issues such as a compliance mechanism, the legal establishment of Regional Centers for training and technology transfer, and a Strategic Plan.

However, the meeting only finished after long delays caused by marathon negotiations on financial issues. Disputes on the scale of contributions for the core budget and on costs of translation and interpretation services at intersessional subsidiary body meetings proved particularly difficult to resolve.

Mindad Panjsheri, Adviser Minister to the Agriculture and Livestock Dept., Afganistan

Anna Nyamekye, Deputy Minister for Environment and Science

Jiri Hlavacek, Councillor to the Minister of Environment, Czech Republic

Hakan Kivanc, Turkey

Listen to the Czech Republic

Ambassador Beat Nobs, Switzerland

State Secretary, Ioan Jelev, Chairman of the COP 6, Romania

Listen to Switzerland

Co-Chair Geoff Thompson

Nelson Sabogal, Secretariat

Eui-yong Chung, Republic of Korea

Omar Mohammed Sudani, Libya

Anda Filip, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN Office in Geneva

Listen to Japan

Noriyasu Yamada, Japan

Kamal Prasad Chaulagain, Minister of Population, Environment, Labour and Transport Management, Nepal

Representatives of Bulgaria

Listen to Nepal

Jürg Bally, Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape

Changbo Bai, ENB (left) with Pavel Suian, Secretariat

Hadrami Ould Bahneine, Mauritania

Representative of Indonesia

Signe Hansen (left) with Maria Lauesen, Denmark

Deliberations on the budget went on into the early hours of Saturday morning

Links to further information

ENB Coverage of COP-5

Basel Convention Official COP-6 Homepage

Links to UN agencies, National Environment Ministries, Non-Governmental  Organizations and other related sites (via the conventions homepage)

UNEP Switzerland

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