Briefings

Online briefings on the twelfth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG-12)

  • Wednesday, 3 June 2020 from 11:00 to 12:00 (session in French): Registration
  • Wednesday, 3 June 2020 from 17:00 to 18:00 (session in Spanish): Registration
  • Friday, 5 June 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 (session in English): Registration
  • Thursday, 11 June 2020 from 16:00 to 17:00 (session in English): Registration

The Secretariat remains available to facilitate other briefings upon request and within resources.

Objectives

The webinar briefings will provide information to all Parties and observers on the objectives, possible outcomes, and working modalities of the twelfth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group to be held by electronic means from 22 to 25 June 2020.

Content

  1. Opening remarks by the Executive Secretary / Deputy Executive Secretary - 5 min.
  2. Briefing by the Secretariat on the twelfth meeting of the OEWG-12 – 30 min.
  3. Questions and Answers - 25 min.

Background

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Switzerland as well as globally, the twelfth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG-12) will be held by electronic means from 22 to 25 June 2020 as an exceptional measure in the current situation.

The provisional agenda, the tentative schedule of work of the meeting, thematic documents for the meetings as well as information for participants will be made available on the meetings webpage at: http://www.basel.int/oewg12.

Target Groups

  • Party contact points under the Basel Convention, in particular Party representatives planning to attend the meeting;
  • Permanent missions;
  • Admitted observers to the Basel Convention planning to attend the meeting, or other stakeholders interested in the work of the Basel Convention.

Information for Participants

The internet-based software, Webex, will be used for the video/teleconference session which allows sharing voice and data, such as PowerPoint presentations. Webinar participants would need to use the following items: a headset (preferred), a computer, a phone, a microphone, speakers and a good internet connection.

For more information, please contact: Emilie Raynaud at emilie.raynaud@brsmeas.org.