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Source: Small Island Developing States

The twelfth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG-12) of the Basel Convention will take place virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was originally scheduled to take place from 22-25 June 2020, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Among other things, OEWG-12 will consider matters related to its work programme for the biennium 2020–2021: strategic issues; scientific and technical matters; legal, governance and enforcement matters; and international cooperation and coordination. It will also consider its draft work programme for the biennium 2022-2023, which the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP-15) is expected to adopt.

As an exceptional measure in the current situation, a new format to conduct OEWG-12 by electronic means has been agreed to by the OEWG Bureau. More information is available on the meeting webpage.

dates: 22-25 June 2020
location: virtual

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