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News Archive » The COP5 decides to list endosulfan in Annex A of the Stockholm Convention

The COP5 decides to list endosulfan in Annex A of the Stockholm Convention

3rd May 2011 | Updated: 20th June 2011
COP5 del Convenio de Estocolm en Ginebra en abril de 2011

The fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP5) to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) was held from 25-29 April 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland. Over 700 participants, representing more than 125 governments, as well as intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and UN agencies, attended the meeting.

COP5 considered several reports on activities within the Convention’s mandate and adopted over 30 decisions on, inter alia: listing endosulfan in Annex A of the Convention; financial and technical assistance; synergies; and endorsing seven new Stockholm Convention regional centres, in Algeria, Senegal, Kenya, South Africa, Iran, India and the Russian Federation.

Jim Willis, recently appointed as Joint Executive Secretary of the Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions, emphasized that the Stockholm Convention has become the living dynamic instrument envisioned nearly ten years ago, when was first adopted. He underscored the importance of synergy among the chemicals conventions, noting that working together will allow the conventions to achieve more than would be possible independently.

More information about the COP5: http://chm.pops.int

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