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Eighth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) for an international legally binding instrument for the application of the Prior Informed Consent procedure for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade

Rome, Italy 8-12 October 2001

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Update for Friday, 12 October 2001  


On the fifth and final day of INC-8, delegates met in Plenary delegates discussed the report of the meeting as contained in UNEP/FAO/PIC/INC.8/L.1 and UNEP/FAO/PIC/INC.8/L.1/Add.1.
Left photo: The dias during closing plenary


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The delegates also heard the reports from the Legal Drafting Group presented by Patrick Szell (UK)Working Group on the Discontinuation of the Interim PIC Procedure and Working Group on Conflict of Interest in the ICRC. Closing statements were also heard from Bolivia on behalf of GRULAC and Nigeria on behalf of the AFRICAN GROUP. Photos clockwise: Jim Willis in discussion with Patrick Szell and Beat Nobs during a break in plenary, Colombia and Australia presenting the report on their Working Group.

In conclusion, Chair Rodrigues (left) thanked delegates for manner in which they adhered to the stringent and limited timetables. She also called attention to the fact that the UN and Secretary General Kofi Annan and the UN recently received the Nobel Peace Prize and said the INC was in its own, small way was making a contribution to peace.

Chair Rodrigues officially adjourned the meeting at 5:00 pm.

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