Call for information and follow-up to the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention

At its eleventh meeting held in Geneva from 28 April to 10 May 2013, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention agreed on the decisions contained in annex I to the report of the meeting, document UNEP/CHW.11/24. Many of the decisions included invitations to parties and others to provide information.

The Executive Secretary sent a first letter on 4 June 2013 to parties and observers to transmit information requests contained in decisions that had early deadlines. A second letter was sent on 6 September 2013 which complements the first letter compiling all remaining information requests contained in decisions adopted by COP 11. The information requests are organized by decisions.

Information in response to the request(s) in each decision can be transmitted separately, since the deadlines vary.

Information Request Letters

 
TitleEnglishFrenchSpanish
First letter related to information requests in follow-up to the decisions taken by the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention at its eleventh meeting that have early deadlines157.53 K 147.88 K 95.7 K
Second letter related to information requests in follow-up to the decisions taken by the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention at its eleventh meeting77.05 K 71.3 K 125.67 K

Specific Information Requests

 
Request 
Documents for comments Submission form Deadline Additional information Information/
Comments received
(1) (a) Request for information on the follow-up to the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative: Developing guidelines for environmentally sound management     30 June 2013    
(1) (b) Request for information on the follow-up to the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative: Providing further legal clarity          
  Nominations of experts to the SIWG      30 June 2013    
  Expressions of interest to serve as lead country for the SIWG      30 June 2013    
  Comment on first draft of revised glossary      15 April 2014    
(2) Request for information on the indicators of the strategic framework  Documents  View  30 September 2013    
(3) Request for information on e-waste technical guidelines           
  Nominations of experts to the SIWG      30 June 2013    
  Expressions of interest to serve as lead country for the SIWG      31 July 2013    
  Information on the issues referred to in paragraph 26 (b) of the e-waste technical guidelines  Documents    15 September 2013    
  Comments on the draft revised technical guidelines      28 February 2014    
(4) Request for information on technical guidelines on mercury wastes           
  Nominations of experts to the SIWG      30 June 2013    
  Comments on the draft updated technical guidelines on mercury wastes      31 March 2014    
(5) Request for information on national reporting           
  Transmission of completed questionnaires for 2011 and previous years    View  As soon as possible    
  Nominations of experts to the SIWG      30 June 2013    
  Expressions of interest to serve as lead country for the SIWG      30 June 2013    
  Suggestions on revising the reporting format  View    30 September 2013    
(6) Request for information on compliance           
  Comments on a draft methodological guide for the development of inventories of hazardous wastes and other wastes  View    31 July 2013    
  Comments on a draft revised guide to the control system  View    31 July 2013    
  Comments on the draft guidance on the implementation of the Basel Convention illegal traffic take back provision  View    31 July 2013     
(7) Request for comments on the draft entry B3025  Documents    30 October 2013    
(8) Request for information on national legislation, notifications, enforcement of the Convention and efforts to combat illegal traffic           
  a. Texts of national legislation and other measures      None specified    
  b. Information on the activities undertaken pursuant to paragraph 8 of decision BC-11/10           
  c. Confirmed cases of illegal traffic    View  None specified    
  d.
- Information on national definitions, including national lists of hazardous wastes 
  View  None specified National definitions of hazardous wastes  
  - Information on import or export restrictions or prohibitions    View None specified Import or export restrictions or prohibitions  
(9) Request for information related to technical assistance         
  a. Information on needs for technical assistance and technology transfer and difficulties in implementing the Convention   Available soon 31 May 2014    
  b. Information on available technical assistance and technology   Available soon 31 May 2014    
(10) Request for comments on possible options
for future institutional arrangements of the
Open-ended Working Group
Documents    31 January 2014   View
(11) Request on focal points and competent authorities    Focal Points page

Competent Authorities page
As soon as possible Database of Focal Points and Competent Authorities  
 
Request 
Documents for comments Submission form Deadline Additional information Information/
Comments received

 

Request 2: "Indicators of the strategic framework" English French Spanish
Decision BC-10/2 Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 3: "e-waste technical guidelines" Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish
UNEP/CHW.11/7/Add.1 Download in Arabic Download in Chinese Download in English Download in French Download in Russian Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 10: "Options for future institutional arrangements of the OEWG" Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish
UNEP/CHW.11/20/Add.1 Download in Arabic Download in Chinese Download in English Download in French Download in Russian Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 1.a English French Spanish
Follow-up to CLI: Developing guidelines for ESM Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 1.b English French Spanish
Follow-up to CLI: Providing further legal clarity Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 2 English French Spanish
Indicators of the strategic framework Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 3 English French Spanish
E-waste technical guidelines Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 4 English French Spanish
Technical guidelines on mercury wastes Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 5 English French Spanish
National reporting Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 6 English French Spanish
Compliance Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 7 English French Spanish
Draft entry B3025 Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 8 English French Spanish
National legislation, notifications, enforcement and illegal traffic Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 9 English French Spanish
Technical assistance Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 10: "Options for future institutional arrangements of the OEWG" Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish
 Request for comments     Download in English   Download in French    Download in Spanish
UNEP/CHW.11/20/Add.1 Download in Arabic Download in Chinese Download in English Download in French Download in Russian Download in Spanish

 

 

Request 11 English French Spanish
Focal points and competent authorities Download in English Download in French Download in Spanish