Fourteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC.14)

Rome, Italy, from 17 to 21 September 2018

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

Highlights

The fourteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-14) will be held from 17 to 21 September 2018 at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. POPRC-14 is organized back-to-back with the fourteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention, convening at the same venue from 11 to 14 September 2018.

At its fourteenth meeting, the Committee will consider, among others, a draft risk profile on PFHxS, its salts and PFHxS-related compounds; and strengthening its recommendation to the Conference of the Parties on listing PFOA, its salts and PFOA-related compounds taking into account a draft assessment of additional information on those chemicals provided by Parties and observers. Other items on the agenda of the meeting pertain to the work related to the process for the evaluation of the continued need for various acceptable purposes and specific exemptions for PFOS, its salts and PFOSF listed in Annex B to the Stockholm Convention.

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

Meeting documents

  • Working documents
  • Information documents

Preparatory meeting

In accordance with its terms of reference, the Committee will meet in closed session on Monday, 17 September at 9:00 a.m. in Philippines Room to discuss any issues related to conflicts of interest of Committee members.

Webinars

 Briefing on the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee

The online briefings will provide an overview of the issues that will be considered at the forthcoming meetings of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the Stockholm Convention POPs Review Committee (POPRC), to be held, respectively, on 11-14 September 2018 and 17-21 September 2018, in Rome, Italy.

Briefing on the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee

 Briefing on the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee