The 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP-11), the 6th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (RC COP-6), the 6th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (SC COP-6) and the second simultaneous extraordinary meetings of the three conferences of the Parties to the three conventions (ExCOPs-2) will be held back-to-back from 28 April to 10 May 2013 in Geneva.
Contact groups under the separate ordinary meeting of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade could start on May 7, 2013 and would be encouraged to complete their work, if possible, by close of business on May 8, 2013 and not later than by close of business on May 9, 2013. India is a member of the contact group on Chrysotile. The Chrysotile asbestos is all set to be listed in the PIC list.
The objective of holding the meetings in a coordinated manner is to strengthen the implementation of the three conventions at the national, regional and global levels, promote coherent policy guidance and enhance efficiency in the provision of support to parties.