National consultation on the Basel Consultation and facilitation of the entry into force of the Ban Amendment

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Thirty participants from various ministries, including the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment, Ministry of Sustainable Development , Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, customs; as well as from the ports authorities, private sector waste disposers; and academia; participated in one day multi-stakeholders consultation. The meeting addressed the issue of an overview of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, as well as the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative to improve the effectiveness of the Basel Convention. Participants were also introduced to linkages with the Minamata Convention on mercury. In addition to presentations and exchanges on the national experiences in implementing the Basel Convention in St Kitts and Nevis, participants actively engaged in group discussions on challenges and barriers linked to transboundary movements of wastes and environmentally sound management in St. Kitts and Nevis, including linkages with the Ban Amendment. As an outcome of the meeting, participants agreed a set of recommendations to strengthen the implementation of the Convention and support the process towards ratification of the Ban Amendment, which is in progress in St Kitts and Nevis.

Contact information

For questions regarding the meeting please contact Tatiana Terekhova ( or Yvonne Ewang-Sanvincenti (