Fourteenth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG-14)

Geneva, Switzerland, from 25 to 28 June 2024

Venue: Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG), 17 rue de Varembé, Geneva, Switzerland.

Highlights: The fourteenth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group will take place from Tuesday, 25 June to Friday, 28 June 2024, with pre-meetings, including Bureau and regional meetings, to be held on Monday, 24 June. The Working Group is expected to progress items in its work programme, with topics to include:

•  A draft renewed strategic framework
•  Work to improve the functioning of the prior informed consent procedure
•  Technical guidelines on Persistent Organic Pollutants, e-waste, waste lead-acid batteries and used and waste pneumatic tyres
  • Practical guidance on the development of inventories of waste for certain waste streams
  • Plastic waste
  • Providing further legal clarity
  • Work of the Implementation and Compliance Committee
  • Basel Convention Partnership Programme

The Governments of Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Norway and Switzerland have kindly funded the participation of eligible Party delegates in the meeting.

Working languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

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

Meeting documents

  • Working documents
  • Information documents

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