Membership

Membership of ENFORCE is open to:

  • Parties to the Basel Convention;
  • Entities with a specific mandate to deliver implementation and enforcement capacity-building activities that could assist parties to the Basel Convention in preventing and combating illegal traffic of hazardous wastes and other wastes under the Basel Convention;
  • Entities with a specific role or relevance in relation to the above-mentioned task.

Each Conference of the Parties of the Basel Convention elects the following members for a period of two years:

  • One representative from each of the five United Nations regions that are parties to the Convention
  • Four representatives from the Basel Convention regional and coordinating centres, based on equitable geographical representation.

Members of ENFORCE

Current elected members of ENFORCE

The elected members of ENFORCE for the biennium 2016-2017 are as follows:

  • Mr. Dany Mpolesha Kankonda, Congo (Democratic Republic of) - Africa
  • Basel Convention Regional Centre for French-speaking countries in Africa, Senegal (BCRC Senegal) - Africa
  • Mr. Abbas Torabi (Iran, Islamic Republic of) - Asia-Pacific
  • Pacific Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Joint Implementation of the Basel and Waigani Conventions in the South Pacific region (SPREP) - Asia-Pacific
  • Ms. Gordana Vesligaj (Croatia) - CEE
  • Basel Convention Regional Centre for Central Europe, Slovakia (BCRC Slovakia) - CEE 
  • Mr. Luis Espinosa (Ecuador) - GRULAC
  • Basel Convention Regional Centre for the South American Region, Argentina (BCRC Argentina) - GRULAC
  • Mr. Helge Ziolkowski (Sweden) - WEOG
  • No regional centre at this time - WEOG

Elected members of ENFORCE for the biennium 2016-2017


Former elected members of ENFORCE

COP 11 (2013-2015) elected ENFORCE members             

Additional members

In addition to the elected representatives from Parties and the Basel Convention Regional Centres, the following organizations and entities are members of ENFORCE:

  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),
  • The Asian Network for Prevention of Illegal Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes
  • The Transfrontier Shipment of Waste (TFS) cluster of the European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL)
  • The Regional Enforcement Network (REN)
  • The International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE)
  • The Basel Action Network (BAN)
  • The BAN Toxics
  • Latin America Network of Environmental Prosecutors
  • Arendal centre of the Global Resource Information Database (GRID-Arendal)

The following organizations and entities are observers:

  • The World Customs Organization;
  • The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL);

Organizations wishing to become a member of ENFORCE, may contact the Secretariat  for additional information on how to apply for membership.