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14th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention

Parties attending OEWG-14 in Geneva will consider a draft renewed strategic framework to boost implementation of the Convention, including ensuring environmentally sound management of waste—especially of newly emerging waste streams such as those containing nanomaterials.
Event 25 June 2024 - 28 June 2024

2023 Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions (BRS COPs)

Beyond addressing resource mobilization and the illegal traffic of hazardous chemicals and wastes, delegates tried to effectiveness challenges under the Rotterdam Convention, listed new persistent organic pollutants and adopted a compliance mechanism under the Stockholm Convention, and tackled guidelines on different categories of hazardous wastes under the Basel Convention.
Conference of the Parties (COP) 1 May 2023 - 12 May 2023

13th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention

Delegates had three days to address the challenges of updating the Basel Convention and its associated tools on issues including e-waste, plastic wastes, and modernizing the prior informed consent (PIC) procedure, while working to ensure the Convention is functioning effectively given the shifting landscape of chemicals and waste policy.
Event 21 February 2023 - 23 February 2023