Final evaluation

During its thirteenth meeting (BC-13/1), the Conference of the Parties agreed on a new approach for the preparation of the final evaluation of the strategic framework in time for the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in 2021. This approach was confirmed by the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (BC-14/1). 

The Conference of the Parties decided, among other things, to:

  • Establish a small intersessional working group and mandated it to undertake activities leading to the submission of a report on the final evaluation of the strategic framework by the Conference of the Parties at its fifteenth meeting;
  • Urge Parties to provide to the Secretariat, no later than 31 January 2020, information for the year 2019 relevant to the indicators listed in section V of the strategic framework using the format for reporting developed by the Secretariat (UNEP/CHW.12/INF/5, annex 4).

The Secretariat was requested, in consultation with the SIWG, to:

  • Identify all relevant sources of information related to the indicators to be used for the preparation of the final evaluation of the strategic framework;
  • Gather and compile the necessary additional information;
  • Prepare a draft compilation of the information for consideration by the Open-ended Working Group at its eleventh meeting and finalize the compilation for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting;
  • Prepare, using as a basis the compilation of information prepared for the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (UNEP/CHW.14/INF/5), and taking into account the discussions held during that meeting, the information provided by Parties relevant to the indicators (see above) and Parties’ annual national reports, a draft report on the final evaluation of the strategic framework for consideration by the Open-ended Working Group at its twelfth meeting;
  • Submit a final version of the report to the Conference of the Parties at its fifteenth meeting.
The Secretariat was also requested to support the SIWG in its work, including by organizing, subject to the availability of resources, one face-to-face meeting of the group during the biennium 2020-2021.

A compilation of information was presented to the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (UNEP/CHW.14/INF/5) and the preparation of the draft report on the final evaluation of the strategic framework is now ongoing. 

An online survey for Parties to provide information by 31 January 2020 is now available in English (French and Spanish will follow soon). Basel Convention Focal Points have been provided with a log in and password to submit responses. Parties are strongly encouraged to submit responses, as their information will be critical in enabling the Secretariat, in consultation with the SIWG, to prepare the report on the final evaluation of the strategic framework.