KEMENTERIAN LINGKUNGAN HIDUP

REPUBLIK INDONESIA

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF THE NINTH CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES TO THE BASEL CONVENTION

Nusa Dua-Bali, Indonesia, 23-27 JUNE 2008

The ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was held from 23-27 June 2008, in Bali, Indonesia. Over 500 participants, representing governments, UN agencies, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector attended the meeting.

Throughout the week, delegates tackled a lengthy agenda and adopted more than 30 decisions prepared by the Open-ended Working Group on, inter alia: cooperation and coordination; the budget; legal matters; review of Basel Convention Regional Coordinating Centres (BCRCs); the Partnership Programme; the Strategic Plan; and technical matters. On Thursday, 26 June, ministers and heads of delegations gathered in the high level segment, attending the “World Forum on Waste Management for Human Health and Livelihood,