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Seventh Meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs INC-7)

Geneva, Switzerland, 14 - 18 July 2003

French coverage

Friday, 18 July 2003

Delegates met in Plenary sessions throughout the day on Friday 18 July and in a Budget Group session in the morning. In morning Plenary, delegates discussed effectiveness evaluation, POPs wastes, POPs Review Committee terms of reference, draft rules of procedure, and financial rules. The Budget Group met in the morning to conclude recommendations on the budget for 2003-4 and the format of the budget to be presented to COP-1 and presented its findings to Plenary in the afternoon. In the afternoon, delegates addressed outstanding issues, including the budget, financial resources and mechanisms, information exchange, and dispute settlement. The Plenary concluded the meeting by reviewing and adopting final decisions. INC Chair Buccini gaveled the meeting to a close at 7.45 pm. 

Please click on the links above (in green) for our daily coverage during this event.

Legal Drafting Group (LDG) Chair Anne Daniel (Canada)

Listen to Anne Daniel's report from the LDG

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Jennifer Macmillan, New Zealand

Sergio Vives with Rodrigo Espinosa, Chile

Canada introduced a proposed INC decision asking the Secretariat to cooperate with the WTO

Klaus Berend, European Commission, with colleagues

Kevin Stairs, Greenpeace

Ibrahima Sow (left), Senegal with Raphael Dakouri, Ivory Coast

Lamine Thera, Mali

At the close of the meeting, delegates thanked Chair Buccini for his outstanding service to the INC since the beginning of the process with a standing ovation.

Listen to Chair Buccini and the closing remarks of the Plenary

Links to further information

ENB coverage of POPs INC-6

Background to the process

Documents of the meeting

Annotated agenda

ENB coverage of Basel Convention COP-6

ENB coverage of PIC-9

POPs homepage

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