Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention

Online, 26 to 30 July 2021 (online segment) and Geneva, Switzerland, from 6 to 17 June 2022 (face-to-face segment)

Venue: Online and in Geneva, Switzerland 

Summary of outcomes: The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention is being held in two segments: a first online segment took place from 26 to 30 July 2021 back-to-back with the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention and the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention to adopt a set of prioritized and time sensitive decisions aimed at continuing the work of the conventions in 2022. The online segment of the meetings was attended by over 160 Parties and 1,300 participants. The theme of the meetings is "Global Agreements for a Healthy Planet: Sound management of chemicals and waste".

During the online segment, the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention adopted an interim programme of work and budget of the Convention for 2022, agreed to resume the meeting during a face-to-face segment in Geneva, from 6 to 17 June 2022, and agreed to continue intersessional work under the Convention in 2022, including work of the subsidiary bodies and relevant partnerships, until further consideration at the face-to-face segments of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties in 2022. 

Financial support for the participation of developing country Parties and Parties that are countries with economies in transition in the 2021-2022 meetings of the conferences of the Parties is provided thanks to the generous financial support provided by the Governments of Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. 

Additional information regarding the face-to-face segment and the high-level segment of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions will be posted on the website in due course.

Working languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Meeting documents

Pre-session working and information documents of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions.

  • Working documents
  • Information documents