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UNEP/CHW/CC.13/1Provisional agenda58.08 K 126.42 K
 
 
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1. Opening of the meeting.

2. Organizational matters:

UNEP/CHW/CC.13/1/Add.1Annotations to the provisional agenda64.95 K 216.35 K
 
 
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1. Opening of the meeting.

1. The thirteenth meeting of the Committee Administering the Mechanism for Promoting Implementation and Compliance (‘the Committee’) will be convened from 7 to 10 September 2018 in room A at the International Environment House II (IEH-II), 79 chemin de Balexert, 1219 Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting will be opened by the Chair of the Committee, Mr. Juan Simonelli (Argentina), at 2 p.m. on Friday 7 September 2018, following a meeting of the Bureau of the Committee convened at 1.30 p.m

UNEP/CHW/CC.13/3Evaluation of the amendment to paragraph 9 (c) of the terms of reference73.67 K 165.55 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. By its decision BC-13/9, the Conference of the Parties at its thirteenth meeting adopted the work programme for the biennium 20182019 of the Committee, attached to that decision, whereby it mandated the Committee, among other things, to prepare a report on its evaluation of the effectiveness of the amendment to paragraph 9 (c) of the terms of reference of the mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance adopted by decision BC-10/11, and further extended by decisions BC-11/8 and BC-12/7, including recommendations, for the consideration of the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting.

UNEP/CHW/CC.13/4National reporting69.13 K 145.48 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

1. By its decision BC-13/9, the Conference of the Parties at its thirteenth meeting adopted the work programme for the biennium 20182019 of the Committee, attached to that decision, whereby it mandated the Committee, among other things, to undertake several activities with a view to improving timely and complete national reporting under paragraph 3 of Article 13 of the Convention, as follows:

UNEP/CHW/CC.13/4/Add.1National reporting: Classification of compliance performance209.46 K 1.22 MB
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. As referred in document UNEP/CHW/CC.13/4, the draft classifications of Parties’ compliance performance with their national reporting obligation for 2014 and 2015 are set out, respectively, in annexes I and II to this note.

UNEP/CHW/CC.13/4/Add.2National reporting: Benchmark report200.07 K 832.14 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

As referred in document UNEP/CHW/CC.13/4, a draft benchmark report aimed at facilitating reporting under paragraph 3 of Article 13 of the Basel Convention as of the reporting year 2016 is set out in the annex to the present note, for the consideration of the Committee. The Committee may wish to request the Secretariat, under the guidance of the lead members, to finalize the benchmark report in light of the discussions held during its thirteenth meeting for the consideration of the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting.

UNEP/CHW/CC.13/4/Add.3National reporting: Guidance on improving national reporting172.04 K 1.13 MB
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

As referred to in document UNEP/CHW/CC.13/4, the draft revised guidance on improving national reporting, taking into account the revised reporting format to be used for 2016 and onwards is set out in the annex to this note, for the consideration of the Committee. The Committee may wish to request the Secretariat, under the guidance of the lead members, to finalize the guidance in light of the discussions held during its thirteenth meeting and taking into account the outcome of the consultations with the Open-ended Working Group at its eleventh meeting for the consideration and possible adoption by the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting.

UNEP/CHW/CC.13/4/Add.4National reporting: Additional steps to improve the timeliness and completeness of national reporting99.88 K 392.09 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

As referred in document UNEP/CHW/CC.13/4, a draft report on the status of reporting and how to improve the timeliness and completeness of reporting is set out in the annex to the present note, for the consideration of the Committee. The Committee may wish to request the Secretariat, under the guidance of the lead members, to finalize the report in light of the discussions held during its thirteenth meeting for the consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting and to develop recommendations for improving the timeliness and completeness of national reporting for the consideration and possible adoption by the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting.

UNEP/CHW/CC.13/5Illegal traffic85.68 K 331.77 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. By its decision BC-13/9, the Conference of the Parties at its thirteenth meeting adopted the work programme for the biennium 20182019 of the Committee administering the mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance, attached to that decision, whereby it mandated the Committee, among other things, to consider what additional steps could be taken to improve implementation of and compliance with Article 9 of the Convention on preventing and combating illegal traffic.

UNEP/CHW/CC.13/6National legislation66.92 K 200.39 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. By its decision BC-13/9, the Conference of the Parties at its thirteenth meeting adopted the work programme for the biennium 20182019 of the Committee administering the mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance, annexed to that decision, whereby it mandated the Committee, among other things, to undertake activities with the objective of improving implementation of and compliance with paragraph 4 of Article 4 and paragraph 5 of Article 9 of the Convention, as follows:

(a) Finalize the guide for the development of national legal frameworks to implement the Basel Convention for consideration and possible adoption by the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting;

(b) Compile the outcome of Parties’ self-review of their legislation for implementing the Convention using the legislator’s checklist and consider general trends;

(c) Monitor progress achieved by Parties in transmitting to the Secretariat texts of national legislation and other measures adopted by them to implement and enforce the Convention;

(d) Monitor requests for information received by the Secretariat from Parties aimed at facilitating the development and review of national legal frameworks as well as the technical assistance activities of the Secretariat aimed at promoting the implementation of paragraph 4 of Article 4 and paragraph 5 of Article 9 of the Convention;

(e) Monitor activities undertaken by or with the support of the Basel Convention regional and coordinating centres (BCRCs/BCCCs), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other entities aimed at assisting Parties to develop legal frameworks for the implementation of the Basel Convention.

2. By its decision BC-13/9, the Conference of the Parties also invited Parties to submit comments on the above mentioned guide for the development of national legal frameworks to implement the Basel Convention to the Secretariat by 30 September 2017 for consideration by the Committee.

UNEP/CHW/CC.13/6/Add.1National legislation: Guide for the development of national legal frameworks198.84 K 771.19 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

As referred in document UNEP/CHW/CC.13/6, a draft guide for the development of national legal frameworks to implement the Basel Convention is set out in the annex to the present note, for the consideration of the Committee.

UNEP/CHW/CC.13/7Insurance, bond, guarantee1.82 MB 1.73 MB
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. By its decision BC-13/9, the Conference of the Parties at its thirteenth meeting adopted the work programme for the biennium 20182019 of the Committee administering the mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance, annexed to that decision, whereby it mandated the Committee, among other things, to undertake activities with the objective of improving the implementation of and compliance with paragraph 11 of Article 6 of the Convention, as follows: finalize, including through consultation with the Open ended Working Group, the guidance to improve the implementation of paragraph 11 of Article 6 of the Convention2 for consideration and possible adoption by the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting.

UNEP/CHW/CC.13/8Control system366.22 K 544.47 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. By its decision BC-13/9, the Conference of the Parties at its thirteenth meeting adopted the work programme for the biennium 20182019 of the Committee administering the mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance, annexed to that decision, whereby it mandated the Committee, among other things, to undertake an activity with the objective of improving the implementation of and compliance with Article 6 of the Convention, as follows: develop, taking into account the report on the implementation of and compliance with paragraph 4 of Article 6 of the Basel Convention on transit transboundary movements, in particular its paragraphs 81–83, guidance on the implementation of paragraph 4 of Article 6 of the Convention for consideration and possible adoption by the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting.

UNEP/CHW/CC.13/9Review of the operation of the implementation fund144.58 K 429.98 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. By its decision BC-13/9, the Conference of the Parties at its thirteenth meeting adopted the work programme for the biennium 20182019 of the Committee administering the mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance, annexed to that decision, whereby it mandated the Committee, among other things, to review the operation of the implementation fund, including the links with the Secretariat’s technical assistance plan (document UNEP/CHW.13/INF/36), notably in relation to access to technical and financial support.

UNEP/CHW/CC.13/10Work programme for 2020−202168.13 K 208 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. In accordance with paragraph 24 of the terms of reference of the mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance of the Basel Convention, the Committee administering the mechanism (hereinafter “the Committee”) shall report to each ordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties on its suggestions for any future work that may be required on general issues of compliance and implementation, for the consideration and approval of the Conference of the Parties. It is standing practice by the Committee to also include in its proposed work programme activities pertaining to specific submissions.

UNEP/CHW/CC.13/11Report of the thirteenth meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee (Geneva, 7-10 September 2018) 129.36 K 442.07 K
 
 
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I. Opening of the meeting

1. The thirteenth meeting of the Committee Administering the Mechanism for Promoting Implementation and Compliance (‘the Committee’) was held from 7 to 10 September 2018 at the International Environment House II, Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Juan Ignacio Simonelli, Chair of the Committee, opened the meeting at 2.00 p.m. He welcomed Committee members and observers, on behalf of the Committee, expressed his appreciation to the Government of Switzerland that provided funding for the meeting. Mr. Simonelli also thanked those Committee members that were making in-kind contributions to the Committee by taking the lead on specific activities of the work programme of the Committee.

UNEP/CHW/CC.13/11/Add.1Report of the thirteenth meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee (supplementary on-line session, 31 October 2018)75.24 K 145.29 K
 
 
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1. As referred to in document UNEP/CHW/CC.13/11 on the report of the thirteenth meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee (Geneva, 7-10 September 2018), the present addendum completes the report of the meeting with respect to the Committee’s consideration of agenda items 3 (a) (i), (iv), (vi), (viii) and (ix), 3 (b), 4 (a) (iii), 4 (a) (v), 4 (f) (ii) and 5.

2. With respect to agenda items 3 (a) (i), (iv), (vi), (viii) and (ix), representatives of the following Parties concerned by a submission attended the session: Bhutan, Eritrea, Liberia and Togo. The following additional or revised documents were available during the session, reflecting developments since 10 September 2018: UNEP/CHW/CC.13/INF/2/Rev.1, UNEP/CHW/CC.13/INF/5/Rev.1, UNEP/CHW/CC.13/2/Add.6/Rev.1 and UNEP/CHW/CC.13/INF/14, and UNEP/CHW/CC.13/INF/8/Rev.1. The five decisions adopted by the Committee are set out in the annex to the present note.