Tenth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG.10)

Nairobi, Kenya, from 30 May to 2 June 2016

Venue: UNEP headquarters (Gigiri), Nairobi, Kenya.

Highlight: The tenth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group will be held from 30 May to 2 June 2016 in Nairobi, back to back with the twelfth meeting of the Implementation and Compliance Committee. Pre-meetings of OEWG-10 including regional meetings, bureau meeting will take place on Sunday, 29 May 2016.

The key issues and documents to be considered at OEWG-10 are: progress in the implementation of the strategic framework; inventory and categorization of existing Basel Convention documents related to ESM; revised set of draft practical manuals and revised fact sheets; progress made in the implementation of the road map for action on the implementation of the Cartagena Declaration; revised draft technical guidelines on POPs waste; interim technical guidelines on e-waste; a list of waste streams for which additional practical guidance on the development of inventories should be developed; draft guidance on the implementation of paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of Article 9 of the Convention; draft glossary of terms; revised section 3 of the guidance document on the ESM of used and end-of-life computing equipment; draft concept note on a follow-up partnership to the PACE; draft concept note on a household waste partnership under the Basel Convention; revised draft guidance manual on how to improve the sea-land interface in cooperation with IMO; and draft work programme of the Open-ended Working Group for the biennium 2018-2019.

Tentative schedule

  1. OEWG-10 Bureau meeting (11:00 - 12:00)                             Conference Room 7
  2. Regional meetings (14:00 - 17:00)

       African group                                                             Conference Room 3
       Asia-Pacific group                                                    Conference Room 4
       European Union                                                       Conference Room 13
       Central and Eastern European group                  Conference Room 14
       Western Europe and other group / JUSCANZ    Conference Room 11
       Latin America and Caribbean group                    Conference Room 10

Please note that during OEWG-10 (30 May to 2 June 2016), the regional groups may meet from 9 to 10 a.m. and/or other time as necessary in the same rooms.