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Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties

Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties

07 December (10:00) - 09 December (12:00) 2020
Geneva Switzerland

Geneva and online

Owing to the extraordinary circumstance of the COVID-19 pandemic, the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP-11) will be organized as a hybrid meeting (i.e. with online and in-person participation) on 7–9 December 2020, limited to three morning sessions — each one beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at noon. Delegations are encouraged to consult the overview of dates and deadlines (ENG) (RUS), which includes important information leading up to the meeting, and the guidance form for submitting their credentials (ENG) (RUS). Due to the limited time available, the CoP-11 will be preceded by two accompanying events:

1. Seminar on mine tailings safety (Online, 1 Dec 2020)

Due to the limited time available for the CoP-11, the seminar on mine tailings safety could no longer be organized as part of the CoP-11. The seminar will be held as a separate online event of maximum three hours on 1 December 2020. In view of the envisaged adoption of the draft decision on strengthening mine tailings safety in the UNECE region and beyond (ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/3) at the CoP-11, the Bureau encouraged Parties and non-Parties to attend the online seminar. Further information is available here

2. CoP-11 advance information session (Online, 30 Oct 2020)

The objective of the advance information session is to brief Parties about the conduct of the CoP-11 and to provide an opportunity to clarify any questions related to the meeting organization, including on substantive matters. The information session is planned for 30 October 2020 as an online event of up to 3 hours. Further information is available here.

Summary of Evaluations

Official documents

Documents ENG FRE RUS
Annotated Provisional Agenda for the eleventh meeting
ECE/CP.TEIA/41
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Report of the Conference of the Parties on its eleventh meeting
ECE/CP.TEIA/42
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Report of the Conference of the Parties on its eleventh meeting - Addendum
ECE/CP.TEIA/42/Add.1
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Ratification status of the Convention and the Protocol on Civil Liability and Compensation for Damage Caused by the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents on Transboundary Water
ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/1
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Mine tailings safety in the ECE region and beyond
ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/2
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Draft decision on strengthening mine tailings safety in the UNECE region
ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/3
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Updated Draft decision on strengthening mine tailings safety, with tracked changes/comments (ENG only) PDF    
Updated Draft decision on strengthening mine tailings safety (advance in-session) ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/L.1 PDF PDF PDF
Activities of the Bureau since the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/4
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Ninth report on the implementation of the Convention (2016-2018)
ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/5
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Draft decision on strengthening the implementation of the Convention
ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/6
WORD
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WORD
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WORD
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Updated Draft decision on strengthening the implementation of the Convention, with tracked changes/comments (ENG only) PDF    
Updated Draft decision on strengthening the implementation of the Convention (advance in-session)
ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/L.2
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Progress report on the implementation of assistance activities in 2019-2020
ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/7
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Use of financial and in-kind resources to implement the workplan in 2019-2020
ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/8
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Priorities, workplan and resources for the Convention for 2021-2022
ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/9
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Updated Priorities, workplan and resources for the Convention for 2021-2022, with tracked changes/comments (ENG only) PDF    
Updated Priorities, workplan and resources for the Convention for 2021-2022 (advance in-session)
ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/L.3
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Draft decision on guiding principles for financial assistance
ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/10
WORD
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WORD
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WORD
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Updated Draft decision on guiding principles for financial assistance, with tracked changes/comments (ENG only) PDF    
Updated Draft decision on guiding principles for financial assistance (advance in-session)
ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/L.4
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Draft operating procedures to facilitate remote participation and decision-making in meetings of the Conference of the Parties due to extraordinary circumstances
ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/11
WORD
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WORD
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Updated Draft Operating procedures to facilitate remote participation and decision-making in meetings of the Conference of the Parties due to extraordinary circumstances, with tracked changes/comments (ENG only) PDF    
Updated Draft Operating procedures to facilitate remote participation and decision-making in meetings of the Conference of the Parties due to extraordinary circumstances (advance in-session)
ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/L.5
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BACKGROUD DOCUMENTS ENG FRE RUS
Long term Strategy
ECE/CP.TEIA/38/Add.1
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Rules of Procedure
ECE/CP.TEIA/37
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Terms of Reference of the Bureau
ECE/CP.TEIA/32/Add.1
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Terms of Reference of the Working Group on Implementation
ECE/CP.TEIA/32/Add.1
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Assistance and Cooperation Programme
ECE/CP.TEIA/12
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Feedback from ACP beneficiaries
ECE/CP.TEIA/2018/11, annex II
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Draft Decision on amending the Convention
ECE/CP.TEIA/2016/7
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Informal documents

Documents ENG RUS
Programme/Flyer of the seminar on mine tailings safety
CP.TEIA/2020/INF.1
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Candidatures for election as officers and members of the Convention's Bureau
CP.TEIA/2020/INF.2
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Candidature for election as officers and members of the Working Group on Implementation
CP.TEIA/2020/INF.3
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Results of the seventh online consultation of the Points of Contact
CP.TEIA/2020/INF.4
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Provisional timetable for the eleventh meeting
CP.TEIA/2020/INF.5
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Conclusion of the seminar on mine tailings safety
CP.TEIA/2020/INF.6
PDF PDF

Presentations

Item 2 - Representation and credentials

Representation and credentials - Secretary to the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention

Item 3 - Conclusions of the seminar on mine tailings safety in the UNECE region and beyond

Conclusions - Vice-Chair of the Conference of the Parties to the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention 

Item 4 - Election of officers and other members of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties

Election of officers and other members of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties - Secretary to the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention

Item 5 - Implementation of the Convention

Ninth report on the implementation of the Convention (2016-2018) - Chair of the Working Group on Implementation

Election of members of the Working Group for the period 2021-2024 - UNECE Secretariat

Item 9 - Report of the Bureau on its activities since the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties

Report of the Bureau on its activities - Chair of the Conference of the Parties

Item 10 - Assistance to countries in the Caucasus, Central Asia and Eastern and South-Eastern Europe - Progress report on assistance activities carried out in 2019-2020

Assistance to countries in the Caucasus, Central Asia and Eastern and South-Eastern Europe - UNECE Secretariat

Item 11 - Use of financial and in-kind resources to implement the workplan in 2021-2022

Financial and in-kind resources - Secretary to the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention

Item 12 - Prevention of accidental water pollution

Joint Expert Group (JEG) Co-Chair's Report - Co-Chair of the Joint Expert Group on Water and Industrial Accidents

Outcome of the seminar on contingency planning, early warning and mitigation (Budapest, 4 and 5 Nov. 2019)  - Co-Chair of the Joint Expert Group on Water and Industrial Accidents

Prevention of accidental water pollution - UNECE Secretariat 

Item 13 - UNECE Industrial Accident Notification (IAN) system

Results of the IAN system connectivity test and of the 7th Online Consultation of the Points of Contact - UNECE Secretariat

Item 14 - Development of the Convention

Development of the Convention - Chair of the Conference of the Parties

Item 17 - Implications of the coronavirus disease pandemic for industrial safety

Implications of the coronavirus disease pandemic for industrial safety - Chair of the Conference of the Parties

Results of the EU-OECD-UNECE survey on experiences and best practices - Major Accidents Hazards Bureau, European Commission Joint Research Commission

Implications of the coronavirus disease pandemic for industrial safety: questions and outcomes - Chair of the Conference of the Parties

Item 18 - Facilitation of implementation

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction - Secretary to the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention

Information Repository of Good Practices and Lessons Learned on Land-Use Planning and Industrial Safety - Consultant to the European Investment Bank

Item 19 - Outreach, awareness-raising and strategic partnerships

Outreach, awareness-raising and strategic partnerships - Secretary to the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention, Consultant to UNECE

Item 20 - Date and venue of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties

Date and venue of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties - Chair of the Conference of the Parties

List of outcomes and decisions taken at the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties

List of outcomes and decisions taken at CoP-11