Fourteenth meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee (ICC-14)

Online from 29 June to 3 July 2020 (Supplementary sessions may take place on 21-24 September 2020)

Venue: Online

Highlights: The fourteenth meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee (ICC-14) will be held online from 29 June to 3 July 2020, followed by supplementary sessions tentatively scheduled for 21-24 September 2020, convened either in Geneva, or, if this is not possible, online.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Switzerland as well as globally, it is not feasible to organize ICC-14 as initially planned as a face-to-face meeting in Geneva, from 26 to 30 June 2020.

The Committee is expected to consider 19 specific submissions, general issues of implementation and compliance, and its draft 2022-2023 work programme.

With respect to the specific submissions, the Committee is expected to continue its consideration of four existing submissions, including two by the Secretariat regarding difficulties with national reporting by Bhutan and Liberia, and two Party self-submissions by Central African Republic and Togo regarding their difficulties with the development of legal frameworks implementing the Basel Convention. The Committee is also expected to consider for the first time 15 submissions by the Secretariat, including 14 submissions concerning possible difficulties with national reporting by Bahamas, Burkina Faso, Chad, Cook Islands, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Mauritania, Nauru, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, and one submission concerning possible difficulties by Sao Tome with the designation of one or more competent authorities.

Under its general review mandate, the Committee is expected to consider all the activities of its work programme aimed at improving implementation and compliance with national reporting, the development of legal frameworks, the control system and preventing ad combating illegal traffic. In this context, the Committee is expected among other things to finalize, taking into account the outcome of its consultations with the twelfth meeting of the Open-ended working group for consideration and possible adoption by the Conference of the Parties at its fifteenth meeting, guidance on paragraph 4 of Article 6 of the Convention on transit transboundary movements as well as guidance on paragraph 11 of Article 6 of the Convention on insurance, bond and guarantee. The Committee is also expected to hold a dialogue session with multilateral environmental agreements with trade control provisions to learn from their experience in preventing and combating illegal trade/traffic in environmentally sensitive commodities.

Organizer: Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Working Language: English

Meeting Documents

  • Working documents
  • Information documents