Thirteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC.13)

Rome, Italy, from 17 to 20 October 2017

Venue: FAO Headquarters, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy.

Highlights

The thirteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-13) will be held from 17 to 20 October 2017 at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. POPRC-13 is organized back-to-back with the thirteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention, convening at the same venue from 23 to 27 October 2017.

At its thirteenth meeting, the Committee will consider draft risk management evaluations on dicofol and on pentadecafluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds and a proposal submitted by Norway for the inclusion of perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), its salts and PFHxS-related compounds in Annexes A, B and/or C to the Convention. The meeting will also consider draft terms of reference for the assessment of alternatives to PFOS, its salts and PFOSF, in accordance with the process for the evaluation of these chemicals pursuant to paragraphs 5 and 6 of part III of Annex B to the Convention. It will also discuss a report on activities for effective participation in the work of the Committee and the workplan for the intersessional period between the thirteenth and fourteenth meetings of the Committee.

Working languages

The working languages of the meeting will be Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Practical information

Preparatory meeting

In accordance with its terms of reference, the Committee will meet in closed session on Tuesday, 17 October at 8:30 a.m. in Philippines Room to discuss any issues related to conflicts of interest of Committee members.

Meeting Documents

  • Working Documents
  • Information Documents

Webinars

Briefing on the thirteenth meetings of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC)

The online briefings will provide an overview of the issues that will be considered at the forthcoming meetings of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and the Chemical Review Committee (CRC), to be held, respectively, on 17-20 October 2017 and 23-27 October 2017, in Rome, Italy.

Briefing on the thirteenth meetings of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC)

Briefing on the thirteenth meetings of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC)
 

Media

POPRC-13: ENB daily coverage

POPRC-13: ENB daily coverage

Coverage of the POPRC-13 by the IISD and its Earth Negotiations Bulletin

BRS Mobile App

Get updates from the POPRC-13 by downloading the BRS Mobile App. BRS App is available on App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android devices.