Online side events

At its online meeting on 10 June 2020, the Bureau of the OEWG of the Basel Convention agreed to postpone the twelfth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG-12) planned on 22-25 June 2020 and to explore further options for a rescheduling and format.

Side events to be held during the OEWG-12 are therefore also postponed. Any new information on the convening of the side events will be made available on the website in due course. This page will be then updated accordingly, as necessary.

Side events are a platform for Parties (including subsidiary bodies), and observers to share knowledge, build capacity, network and exchange on experience in the implementation of the Basel Convention.


New dates and an application deadline to hold side events during the twelfth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG-12) will be communicated in due course.

In order to accommodate as many requests for side events as possible, side event proposals that involve several organizing entities/ partners are particularly encouraged. The Secretariat encourages a balanced gender and geographical representation among the lead speakers / contributors to the event. If more requests for online side events are received than there are slots available, organizers of side events may be invited to organize joint events.

Registration of organizers and participants

Participation in the online side events is open to all interested Parties and observers to the Basel Convention.

Please note that all organizers of online side events must be duly registered for OEWG-12. Depending on their status, they can register in one of the following categories: Party representatives, observers (Non-Party States, UN bodies, other observer bodies and agencies, e.g. intergovernmental organizations, regional centres, non-governmental organizations).


Ms. Emilie Raynaud
Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions