Provisional agenda

Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal Tenth meeting - Cartagena, Colombia, 17–21 October 2011

  1. Opening of the meeting.
  2. Organizational matters:
    1. Election of officers;
    2. Adoption of the agenda;
    3. Organization of work;
    4. Report on the credentials of representatives to the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
  3. Matters related to the implementation of the Convention:
    1. Strategic issues:
      1. New strategic framework;
      2. Basel Convention regional and coordinating centres;
      3. Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative to improve the effectiveness of the Basel Convention;
    2. Scientific and technical matters:
      1. Technical guidelines;
      2. Amendment of the annexes to the Basel Convention;
      3. Classification and hazard characterization of wastes;
    3. Legal, compliance and governance matters:
      1. Implementation and Compliance Committee;
      2. National legislation, enforcement of the Convention and efforts to combat illegal traffic;
      3. National reporting;
      4. Addressing the interpretation of paragraph 5 of Article 17 of the Convention;
      5. Implementation of decision V/32 on enlargement of the scope of the Trust Fund to Assist Developing and Other Countries in Need of Technical Assistance in the Implementation of the Basel Convention;
      6. International cooperation and coordination;
      7. Environmentally sound dismantling of ships;
    4. Basel Convention Partnership Programme;
    5. Capacity-building;
    6. Financial matters:
      1. Programme of work and budget;
      2. Resource mobilization and sustainable financing;
    7. Work programme of the Open-ended Working Group for 2012–2013.
  4. Enhancing cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions.
  5. Theme of the meeting: Prevention, minimization and recovery of wastes.
  6. Venue and date of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
  7. Other matters.
  8. Adoption of the decisions and the report of the meeting.
  9. Closure of the meeting.