Sixteenth meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee (ICC-16)

Geneva, Switzerland from 23-24 June and 29 June-2 July 2024

Venue: Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG), 17 rue de Varembé, Geneva, on 23-24 June 2024 and Room Aare, International Environment House II, 7-9 chemin de Balexert, 1219 Châtelaine, Geneva, on 29 June-2July 2024


The Committee is expected to consider 13 specific submissions, general issues of implementation and compliance, and its draft 2026-2027 work programme. The Committee is also expected to convene dialogues with the Basel Convention regional centres and other organizations on their activities aimed at supporting Parties in the implementation of their obligation to transmit national reports, at developing legal frameworks for the implementation of the Basel Convention, and at preventing and combating illegal traffic.The meeting is convened back to back with the fourteenth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group.

With respect to the specific submissions, the Committee is expected to continue its consideration of submissions regarding Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Cook Islands, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Mauritania, Niger, Nauru, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic and Togo.

Under its general review mandate, the Committee is expected to consider the activities of its work programme aimed at improving implementation and compliance with national reporting, the development of legal frameworks, preventing and combating illegal traffic, country contacts, enhanced cooperation with the Compliance Committee of the Rotterdam Convention, review of guidance, and integration in United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework processes.

The Secretariat gratefully acknowledges the financial support to the work of the Committee provided by Belgium, Japan, Switzerland and the European Union.

Working Language: English

Meeting documents

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