Ad hoc Provisional Technical Working Group for the Global
Monitoring Plan for POPs (GMP-TWG)
Second meeting of the
provisional ad hoc Technical Working Group (TWG) on POPs monitoring
January to Saturday 3 February 2007 Geneva, Switzerland
The Article 16 of the Stockholm Convention requires the
Conference of the Parties (COP) to periodically review the
effectiveness of the Convention on the basis of available
scientific, environmental, technical and economic information,
including reports and other monitoring information. At its
second session held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 1 to 5 May
2006, the Conference of the Parties adopted decision SC-2/13 on
effectiveness evaluation in which it agreed to implement the
elements of the Global Monitoring Plan (GMP) and to establish a
provisional ad hoc Technical Working Group (TWG)
to oversee the plan.
The secretariat, working with bureau members established the TWG
which have started its work and had a first meeting in October
2006. The second meeting of the TWG will be held from
January to Saturday 3 February 2007 Geneva, Switzerland .
The meeting will be opened at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday 30 January
2007 and registration for the meeting will take place from 8:00
to 9:00 a.m. on the same day.