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 took place from Tuesday, 25 June to Friday, 28 June 2024, with pre-meetings, including Bureau and regional meetings, held on Monday, 24 June.

Overall, 358 delegates participated from 135 Parties and 58 observer entities. The Working Group met in plenary session for two and a half days, with the remainder of the time allocated to contact groups on strategic, technical or legal matters.

Fifteen decisions were adopted, with 13 draft documents having been further developed for intersessional work and consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its seventeenth meeting in April 2025. The outcomes of OEWG-14 are detailed in a presentation and outcome document prepared by the Secretariat.

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

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

Meeting documents

  • Working documents
  • Information documents

Photo album

Day 4

BC OEWG 14 (day 4)
Media (4)
Side events (day 4)

Day 3

BC OEWG 14 (day 3)
Media (4)
Side events (day 3)

Day 2

BC OEWG 14 (day 2)
Media (4)
Side events (day 2)

Day 1

BC OEWG 14 (day 1)
Media (4)
Side events (day 1)