Activities 2018-2019

The activities to be undertaken by the Expert Working Group on the review of Annexes during the biennium 2018-2019 are set out in decision BC-13/2.

By its decision BC-13/2, the Conference of the Parties, among other things:

  • adopted the mandate and terms of reference of the expert working group on the review of the Annexes, as set out in the annex II to its decision;
  • welcomed the report by Canada on the review of Annexes I, III, IV and related aspects of Annex IX to the Convention, which includes compiled and analysed information from Parties and others;
  • agreed that the report should be taken as a basis for the further work on the review of those Annexes; and
  • invited Parties and observers involved in the expert working group to submit, taking into account the report from Canada, comments on the review of Annexes I, III, IV and related aspects of Annex IX to the Convention to the Secretariat by 30 September 2017 for consideration by the expert working group.

The Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG) considered the matter during its eleventh meeting at what time it adopted decision OEWG-11/12 on providing further legal clarity whereby it, among  other things:

  1. Invited Parties and others to submit to the Secretariat, by 31 October 2018, comments on the possible way forward leading up to the fifteenth and sixteenth meetings of the Conference of the Parties, as presented in appendix II to document UNEP/CHW/OEWG.11/INF/30 and requested the Secretariat to publish comments received on the website of the Basel Convention and to compile those comments for consideration by the expert working group;
  2. Requested the expert working group to prepare recommendations for revisions to Annex IV and Annex IX (B1110) for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting;
  3. Requests the Secretariat to make available to Parties and observers, by 8 January 2019, the recommendations for revisions to Annex IV and Annex IX (B1110), invited Parties and others to submit to the Secretariat, by 15 March 2019, comments thereon, and requested the Secretariat to publish comments received on the website of the Basel Convention and to compile those comments for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting;
  4. Also recommended that the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting consider including the review of entry B1110 and the review of mirror entry A1180 in the terms of reference of the expert working group;
  5. Suggested that the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting consider extending the mandate of the expert working group to enable it to assess the implications of the review of Annexes I, III and IV for other annexes of the Convention and for relevant decisions of the Conference of the Parties, inter alia, for the notification and movement documents and the reporting format, and to report on its findings to the Open-ended Working Group at its twelfth meeting.


Comments from Parties and observers involved in the expert working group, pursuant to decision BC-13/2

 
DateCountryEnglishSpanish
Items: 9   
10/30/2017European Union and its member States23.32 K 
3/1/2018European Union and its member States32.23 K 
9/30/2017Colombia62.51 K 
9/30/2017Switzerland65.99 K 
10/12/2017Tunisia20.31 K 
10/16/2017Argentina398.66 K 606.93 K
10/16/2017Canada40.98 K 
10/31/2017India247.25 K 
11/6/2017State of Palestine20.13 K 

Submissions from members and observers to the expert working group on the co-chairs’ working documents

Date
Member/observer
Annex IV A  Annex IV B
Annex IX B1110  Additional comments
 2/7/2018  Argentina  
 2/6/2018  Australia  
 1/29/2018
 Bosnia and Herzegovina  
 2/6/2018  Canada  
 1/30/2018  Chile
 
 2/6/2018  Colombia  
 2/6/2018  Egypt  
 2/7/2018  EU and its member States
 2/2/2018  Islamic Republic of Iran  
 2/5/2018  Israel  
 1/30/2018  New Zealand
 
 1/18/2018
 State of Palestine  
 2/1/2018  South Africa  
 2/7/2018  Switzerland  
 2/6/2018  United States of America
 
 2/2/2018  Basel Action Network (BAN)  
 2/9/2018  Information Technology Industry  

Comments from Parties and others on the possible way forward leading up to COP-15 and COP-16

 
Submission dateSubmitted byEnglish
Items: 2  
10/19/2018European Union and its Member States30.14 K
10/31/2018Malaysia12.09 K