14 Sep 2011

Venue: International Environment House 2

Organization: Geneva Environment Network


This briefing targeted the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (COP 10), to be held in Cartagena, Colombia, from 17 – 21 October 2011. The theme of the Basel Convention COP10 is “Prevention, minimization and recovery of wastes”.

Briefing details

After a short introduction by Jan Dusik, Jim Willis presented the panel members and introduced the discussion. Katherina Kummer presented in details the meeting preparations, technical details and main issues to be discussed (see Power Point presentation below).

Paula Caballero explaine who she intended to manage the COP presidency and mentionned that in Cartagena special attention will be given to small delegations, to facilitate discusssions. A special discussion will be held on ship dismantling.

H.E.Franz Perrez and Mohammad Koba presented and update on the CLI initiative (see Power Point presentation below).

A decision on waste and its sound management is very much welcome in Cartagena.


Coffee & Tea

Welcome and introduction
Jan Dusik, Deputy Director, Regional Office for Europe, UNEP

Update on the
tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention
Jim Willis, Executive Secretary, Basel Rotterdam and and Stockholm Conventions
Katharina Kummer Peiry, Executive Secretary, Basel Convention

Presentation on the Basel Convention COP10
by Host Country
Paula Caballero Gomez, Director, Dirección de Asuntos Económicos, Sociales e Ambientales del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (DAESAM), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombia

Update on the Swiss-Indonesian Country-Led Initiative (CLI) to Improve the Effectiveness of the Basel Convention

H.E. Franz Perrez, International Affairs Division, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment
Mohammad Koba, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations

Question-and-answer session


More information

Documentation and website

The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention will be paperless: 

  • Printed documents will not be available at the meeting. 
  • All pre-session documents will be made available on the Convention website. 
  • In-session documents (such as conference room papers) will be available electronically via a wireless intranet, e-mail or memory stick only.

Visit Basel COP website