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Report of the 3rd meeting of the AHJWG
Friday, 04 April 2008
Consideration of the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Joint Working Group by the Conferences of the Parties.

As reflected in the report of the 3rd meeting of the Ad hoc Joint Working Group, the recommendation is to be transmitted to the next meetings of the Conferences of the Parties of the three Conventions:
  • The ninth meeting of the conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (23 to 27 June 2008). The ninth meeting of the conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention considered and approved the recommendation.
  • The fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (27 to 31 October 2008).
  • The fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (4 to 8 May 2009). 
 
Mandate
Monday, 14 November 2005

By decision SC-2/15 of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention, decision RC-3/8 adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention and decision VIII/8 of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention it was agreed to establish an ad hoc joint working group (the “AHJWG”) to prepare joint recommendations on enhanced cooperation and coordination among the three conventions for submission to the Conference of the Parties of all three conventions.

 
Composition
Wednesday, 14 February 2007
The AHJWG numbers 45 members in total. Each Convention has 15 representatives, three for each of the five regional groups of the United Nations. The representatives were nominated by a process of consultations within the regional groups. 
 
Meetings
Thursday, 25 October 2007

The third meeting of the ad hoc joint working group was held from 25-28 March 2008 at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Viale delle terme di Caracalla, Rome Italy.

The second meeting of the ad hoc joint working group was held from 10 to 13 December 2007 at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Favoritenstrasse 15a, A-1040 Vienna, Austria. The report of the meeting (pdf, word) as well as the list of participants may be found among the documents for the second meeting of the AHJWG.

The first meeting of the AHJWG was held from 26 - 28 March 2007 at the Hanasaari Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre, Helsinki, Finland. The report of the meeting (pdf, word) as well as the list of participants may be found among the documents for the first meeting of the AHJWG.

 

Quick notes

The second meeting of the ad hoc joint working group was held from 10 to 13 December 2007 at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Favoritenstrasse 15a, A-1040 Vienna, Austria.
 
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Secretariats of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, 2007