The Simultaneous Extraordinary Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (ExCOPs) are open to participation by representatives of groups other than NGOs, such as academic institutions and businesses/industries.  Representatives of such groups that are interested in participating in one or more meeting/s should proceed as follows:

 

1. Admission to the Basel Convention ExCOP:

1.1 Groups other than NGOs, that have already been admitted to attend, as observers, past Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, need to fill in the following registration form and submit it to Ms. Stéphanie Cadet, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
The following list includes these groups’ representatives for which such a case applies.
 
1.2 Major groups other than NGOs that are not included in the above mentioned list, may apply for observer status in the Basel Convention ExCOP by filling the following application form and providing  official supporting documentation to demonstrate that they meet the following criteria: 

  • Independent legal personality as duly registered/incorporated under the laws of a specific country/State (e.g. Articles of Association, Certificate of Incorporation, etc.); and
  • Qualification in matters covered by one or more of the three Conventions (e.g. waste, chemicals such as persistent organic pollutants or pesticides, etc.). 


Application forms for requesting admission to be an observer to the Basel Convention ExCOP should be sent to Ms. Yvonne Ewang, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Upon verification by the Basel Convention Secretariat that a representative of a group meets these criteria, the representative of the group will need to fill-in and submit the completed registration form to Ms. Stéphanie Cadet, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2. Admission to the Rotterdam and /or Stockholm Convention ExCOP

Academic institutions and businesses/industries may be admitted to attend the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions’ respective ExCOP(s). However, they shall be admitted not in quality of “Observers” but under the category of “Other participants” or “Others”.

Application forms for requesting admission to the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions’ ExCOPs should be sent to Ms. Amélie M. Taoufiq, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Upon verification by the Rotterdam and Stockholm Secretariats, the representative of these groups will need to fill-in and submit the completed registration form to Ms. Stéphanie Cadet, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Registration forms

Registration form in English

Registration form in French

Registration form in Spanish

 

Application forms

Application form - other than NGO

 

Information on the Eleventh Session of the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF)
to be held from 21-22 February 2010 in Bali, Indonesia is available on the UNEP website. 

Last Updated ( Monday, 25 January 2010 )