Communications

The communications and letters sent by the Secretariat to Parties and other stakeholders are posted and maintained on this page, as a source of information.

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Communications prior to 2012

 
   
 14 September 2011  Notification of restrictions on transboundary movements of hazardous wastes or other wastes pursuant to Article 4(1) of the basel Convention   
 8 June 2011  Notification from the Secretariat of the Basel Convention to all bodies or agencies wishing to be represented by observers during the Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties  
 17 May 2011  Communication from the Secretariat of the Basel Convention pertaining to the Report of the Eighth session of the Implementation and Compliance Committee (Geneva, 21-23 March 2011) and inviting Parties to nominate ten members of the Implement  
 1 April 2011  Legal analysis of the application of the Basel Convention to hazardous wastes and other wastes generated on board ships  
 15 March 2011  Consultancy announcement and call for applications by 28 March 2011. Development with the World Customs Organization of a joint Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions e-learning tool for customs.  
 3 March 2011  Prior written consent for notifications of transit transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and other wastes the Republic of Turkey.  
11 February 2011 Draft Instruction Manual for the Legal Profession on the Prosecution of Illegal Traffic. Consultancy announcement and call for applications by 28 February 2011.
23 November 2010 Invitation to participate in the synergies publication
10 November 2010 The Secretariat is calling for candidates for a consultancy on the elaboration of a legal analysis of the application of the Basel Convention to hazardous wastes and other wastes generated on board ships.
4 November 2010 Communication from the Secretariat of the Basel Convention: The Secretariat is calling for candidates for two consultancies on the review of national legislation and on national reporting.
18 August 2010 Note by the Executive Secretary on the review and strengthening of the operation of the Basel Convention Regional and Coordinating Centres
17 August 2010 Communication from the Secretariat of the Basel Convention regarding the National definitions of hazardous wastes and import / export restrictions..
13 July 2010 Cooperation between the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Basel Convention.
16 May 2010 Request for nominations for a small expert group to develop a draft instruction manual for the legal profession on the prosecution of illegal traffic (English)
  Attachment to the request for nominations for a small expert group to develop a draft instruction manual for the legal profession on the prosecution of illegal traffic (English)
  Requete pour la nominations d'experts pour former le groupe restreint d'experts pour developper un projet de manuel d'instruction pour la profession jurtdique sur l'engagement de poursuites judiciaires contre le traffic illicite (Français)
  L'attachement à la requete pour la nominations d'experts pour former le groupe restreint d'experts pour developper un projet de manuel d'instruction pour la profession jurtdique sur l'engagement de poursuites judiciaires contre le traffic illicite (Français)
6 May 2010 Seventh Session of the Open Ended Working Group: Information on documents and regional group meetings
12 March 2010 Financial assistance to attend the Seventh Session of the Open Ended Working Group
11 March 2010 Special Rapporteur on the adverse effects of the movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes on the enjoyment of human rights.
15 January 2010 Documents for the simultaneous extraordinary meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
6 January 2010 Consultancy announcement: review and assessment of the application of the control system for the transboundary movement of wastes (notification document and movement document) and the difficulties that Parties face in implementing the system
5 January 2010 Notification of import prohibition of hazardous wastes or other wastes pursuant to Article 4 (1) of the Basel Convention transmitted by Colombia.
30 November 2009 Note by the Executive Secretary on the review of the operation of the Basel Convention regional and coordinating centres
2 November 2009 Communication from the secretariat regarding a request for designation of and updated contact details for Competent Authorities and Focal Points
26 October 2009 Communication from the secretariat regarding the implementation of the Work Programme of the Compliance Committee.
25 August 2009 Communications from the Secretariat of the Basel Convention regarding the National definitions of hazardous wastes and import / export restrictions. (French)    
19 August 2009 Notification from the Secretariat of the Basel Convention regarding the First Simultaneous Extraordinary Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention (ExCOPs)
8 June 2009 Informal briefing for Permanent Missions in Geneva on matters to be considered by the Expanded Bureau
29 May 2009 Request for clarification of national definitions of hazardous wastes in relation to ozone depleting substances waste
19 March 2009 Extension of the deadline for submission of proposals and comments on the Draft Outline of an Instruction Manual for the Legal Profession on the Prosecution of Illegal Traffic
17 March 2009 Reminder from the secretariat of the Basel Convention on the questionaire concerning the training programs on Illegal Traffic pursuant to decision VIII/32 adopted by the Eighth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties
2 February 2009 Further request for comments on appropriate criteria for assessing the equivalence of the Ship Recycling Convention with the Basel Convention
19 January 2009 Request for Proposals and Comments on the Draft Outline of an Instruction Manual for the Legal Profession on the Prosecution of Illegal Traffic
19 January 2009 Request for Comments on Appropriate Criteria for Assessing the Equivalence of the Ship Recycling Convention with the Basel Convention
12 December 2008 Reminder: Decision on the Strategic Plan and a new strategic framework adopted by the Ninth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Base1 Convention (COP 9)
28 October 2008 Request for provision of national legislation
17 October 2008 Nominations to Partnership - PACE by 7 November, 2008
17 October 2008 Proposal of corrections to annexes VIII and IX of the Basel Convention    
26 September 2008 Nominations to Partnership - PACE by 30 September, 2008
3 July 2008 Credentials for delegates to the 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention, 23 to 27 june 2008
22 August 2008 Decision on the Strategic Plan and a new strategic framework adopted by the Ninth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Base1 Convention (COP 9)
2 July 2008 Proposal of corrections to Annexes VIII and IX of the Convention: Clarification concerning depositary notification C.N. 397.2008.TREATIES-4 OF 27 MAY 2008
2 June 2008 Communication from the secretariat regarding the formal legal establishment of the Basel Convention Regional Centre for training and technology transfer for the Caribbean region
2 June 2008 Communication from the secretariat regarding the credentials for Delegates to the Ninth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Basel Convention, 23 To 27 June 2008
19 May 2008 Communication from the secretariat regarding the outcome of the third meeting of the Ad- Hoc Joint Working Group on Enhancing Cooperation and Coordination between the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions
8 May 2008 Communication from the secretariat regarding the pre-session briefings for delegates attending the 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Paties to the Basel Convention.
15 April 2008 Communication from the secretariat regarding the elections that will be held at the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention.
9 April 2008 Communication from the Secretariat regarding the notifications of import prohibition and revision of national definition of hazardous wastes pursuant to articles 4(1) and 3 of the Basel Convention transmitted by Argentina
27 February 2008 Draft work programme of the Open-ended Working Group for 2009-2010
29 January 2008 Reminder by the Executive Secretary on the Draft Report on the Operation of the Basel Convention regional and coordinating centres
4 January 2008 Communication from the Secretariat concerning proposal of corrections to annexes VIII and IX of the Basel Convention
24 October 2007 Communication from the Secretariat concerning comments and views on the annex to decision OEWG-VI 15 and proposal on the development of a draft decision    
4 January 2008 Communication from the Secretariat concerning proposal of corrections to annexes VIII and IX of the Basel Convention
24 October 2007 Communication from the Secretariat concerning comments and views on the annex to decision OEWG-VI 15 and proposal on the development of a draft decision    
10 October 2007 Request for comments on the "Revised technical guidelines on environmentally sound management of used tyres"
16 August 2007 Notification of prohibition of the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes pursuant to articles 4(1) and 13 (2)(c) of the Basel Convention transmitted by Honduras
7 August 2007 Preparatory meeting report and upcoming meeting 2 Septembe, 2007 on the Item 10 (c) E-waste (Partnership and Resource Mobilisation)
   
8 June 2007 Questionnaire for developing a directory of institutions offering training activities on illegal traffic at the national, regional and international level as requested by the Compliance Committee.
6 June 2007 Teleconference on the ESM of Used and End-of-Life Computing Equipment Partnership (Partnership and Resource Mobilisation)
      
6 June 2007 Notification of prohibition of the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes pursuant to articles 4(1) and 13 (2)(c) of the Basel Convention transmitted by Philippines
21 May 2007 Notification of prohibition of the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes pursuant to article 4(1) of the Basel Convention transmitted by Hungary
11 May 2007 Views on the objectives and scope of the review of the operation of the Basel Convention Regional and Coordinating Centres
8 May 2007 Expanded Bureau meeting and the Mobile Phone Partnership Initiative
26 March 2007 Communication from the Secretariat regarding the notifications of National Definition of Hazardous Wastes pursuant to Article 3 of the Basel Convention from Mexico
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