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 at the Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG)

Highlights: The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention is being held 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 in two segments: an online segment that took place from 26 to 30 July 2021 to adopt a set of prioritized and time sensitive decisions aimed at continuing the work of the Convention in 2022, and a face-to-face segment to be held from 6 to 17 June 2022 in Geneva. The theme of the meetings is "Global Agreements for a Healthy Planet: Sound management of chemicals and waste".

At their face-to-face segment, the meetings will take up the items of the COPs agendas not considered or concluded during the online segment. The face-to-face segment of the meetings will also feature a high-level segment.

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.

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

Summary of outcomes of the online segment of the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention: 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. The online segment of the meetings was attended by over 160 Parties and 1,300 participants.

Meeting documents

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

  • Report
  • Decisions
  • Working documents
  • Information documents