Twelfth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG-12)

Online, 1 and 3 September 2020 (online segment) and TBC, 2022 (face-to-face segment)


On 9 July 2020, the Bureau of the OEWG of the Basel Convention agreed to hold the OEWG-12 according to two components consisting of an online segment and a face to face segment.

Online segment

The online segment consisted of two online sessions held over two days, on Tuesday, 1 September 2020 and on Thursday, 3 September 2020, starting at 2:00 p.m. (UTC +2) on both days. Each session lasted for three hours and was conducted in the six official languages of the United Nations. The sessions consisted of technical briefings and ran through the entire OEWG-12 agenda in a consecutive manner. Further information on the online segment is available here.

Face to face segment

The face-to-face segment of OEWG-12, previously scheduled for 1 to 4 March 2021, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation.

Further information on the scheduling of the meeting will be made available in mid-2021.

Further information on the working arrangements of both segments as agreed by the Bureau of the OEWG are contained here.  

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Susan Wingfield, Secretariat of the Basel Convention (e-mail:

Meeting documents

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  • Report
  • Working documents
  • Information documents