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Twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties

Twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties

29 November (10:00) - 01 December (13:00) 2022
Salle XXII, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

Key events and decisions

Among the highlights of this meeting of this CoP are the celebration of Convention’s thirtieth anniversary,  a UNECE/OECD Seminar on the effective management of technological risks of accidents triggered by natural hazards (29 November 2022, 12:00 – 18:00, with a lunch break from 13:00-15:00), and the adoption of a Decision on Natech risk management in the ECE region and beyond. Parties will also be invited to endorse a Roadmap for action for strengthening tailings safety in follow-up to the Decision 2020/1 on tailings safety taken at CoP-11.

Format

CoP-12 is being organized by UNECE in cooperation with the Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB) of Norway as an in-person event to be held in Geneva, 29 November – 1 December 2022. Participation in person is required for decision-making and for the purposes of determining a quorum. Remote participation is feasible of those unable to travel. Remote interventions will however have to be limited to 30 minutes for each 3-hour session to allow interpretation as per the relevant UNOG rules; the remote delivery of statements can thus not be guaranteed.  Delegates are kindly requested to send their statements and/or presentations to the secretariat four weeks in advance of the meeting, by 1 November 2022, via email ([email protected])

Organizational procedures and practical information

Delegates are kindly requested to register for the meeting (whether participating in person or remotely) by 21 November 2022 by completing the registration form.

Participants coming to Geneva who require a visa are encouraged to register as soon as possible and start the visa procedure at least 5 weeks in advance of the meeting. Since Switzerland is part of the Schengen area, visa applications might take up to 5 weeks.

The original of credentials issued by Heads of State or Government or Ministers for Foreign Affairs should be submitted to the secretariat at the beginning of the meeting. For verification purposes, the secretariat will appreciate receiving a scanned copy in advance  by 1 November 2022 via email ([email protected]), with a copy to the permanent missions to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva. Parties are strongly encouraged to include at least one representative of their Permanent Mission in their credentials and to authorize all members of the delegation to participate in the sessions and to take decisions on behalf of the Party. A guidance note on credentials is available here in Englishand Russian.

Please be informed that Pass and ID badging services, including for conference participants, members of permanent missions and NGOs, have been relocated due to renovation works. The new address for obtaining a badge is Villa Les Feuillantines, Avenue de la Paix 13, 1211 Genève 10. Further information on badge issuance could be found here. For further practical information, we kindly advise you to visit the relevant UNECE webpage.

Information on Covid-19 rules at UNOG premises

Although since 3 May 2022 most of Covid-19 measures at the UN Geneva premises have been lifted, all delegates are encouraged to observe safety and hygiene principles, such as regular hand washing, cough/sneeze etiquette and keeping safe distances. Masks remain required in conference rooms until further notice and recommended in all indoor common spaces. For more information please visit UNECE website section dedicated to Covid-19 rules and regulations applied at UNOG premises.

Item 1. Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda

32060 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/43 - Annotated provisional agenda for the twelfth meeting _ 371934 _ English _ 773 _ 365490 _ pdf
32060 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/43 - Annotated provisional agenda for the twelfth meeting _ 371934 _ French _ 780 _ 365491 _ pdf
32060 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/43 - Annotated provisional agenda for the twelfth meeting _ 371934 _ Russian _ 864 _ 365492 _ pdf
32060 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/INF.1 - Provisional timetable for the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties _ 373479 _ English _ 773 _ 369018 _ pdf

Item 2. Thirtieth anniversary of the Convention

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

32541 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/INF.2 - Candidatures for election as officers and members of the Convention’s Bureau _ 371982 _ English _ 773 _ 365570 _ pdf
32541 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/INF.2 - Candidatures for election as officers and members of the Convention’s Bureau _ 371982 _ Russian _ 864 _ 365571 _ pdf

Item 5. Natech risk management

(a) United Nations Economic Commission for Europe/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Seminar on effective management of technological risks of accidents triggered by natural hazards                                                         

(b) Decision on Natech risk management in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region and beyond                        

32542 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/INF.3 - Seminar Agenda _ 372003 _ English _ 773 _ 369997 _ pdf

(a) United Nations Economic Commission for Europe/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Seminar on effective management of technological risks of accidents triggered by natural hazards                                                         

(b) Decision on Natech risk management in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region and beyond                        

32542 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/INF.3 - Seminar Agenda _ 372003 _ Russian _ 864 _ 369028 _ pdf

(a) United Nations Economic Commission for Europe/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Seminar on effective management of technological risks of accidents triggered by natural hazards                                                         

(b) Decision on Natech risk management in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region and beyond                        

(a) United Nations Economic Commission for Europe/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Seminar on effective management of technological risks of accidents triggered by natural hazards                                                         

(b) Decision on Natech risk management in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region and beyond                        

(a) United Nations Economic Commission for Europe/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Seminar on effective management of technological risks of accidents triggered by natural hazards                                                         

(b) Decision on Natech risk management in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region and beyond                        

(a) United Nations Economic Commission for Europe/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Seminar on effective management of technological risks of accidents triggered by natural hazards                                                         

(b) Decision on Natech risk management in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region and beyond                        

(a) United Nations Economic Commission for Europe/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Seminar on effective management of technological risks of accidents triggered by natural hazards                                                         

(b) Decision on Natech risk management in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region and beyond                        

(a) United Nations Economic Commission for Europe/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Seminar on effective management of technological risks of accidents triggered by natural hazards                                                         

(b) Decision on Natech risk management in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region and beyond                        

(a) United Nations Economic Commission for Europe/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Seminar on effective management of technological risks of accidents triggered by natural hazards                                                         

(b) Decision on Natech risk management in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region and beyond                        

Item 6. Report of the Bureau on its activities since the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties

Item 7. Activities of the Working Group on Implementation

(a) Special Session: Seminar on good practices and lessons learned on the implementation of the Convention                              

(b) Other activities of the Working Group on Implementation since the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties                                   

(a) Special Session: Seminar on good practices and lessons learned on the implementation of the Convention                              

(b) Other activities of the Working Group on Implementation since the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties                                   

(a) Special Session: Seminar on good practices and lessons learned on the implementation of the Convention                              

(b) Other activities of the Working Group on Implementation since the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties                                   

Item 8. Assistance to countries of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

32545 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/6 - Progress report on the implementation of assistance activities 2021-2022 _ 371836 _ English _ 773 _ 365265 _ pdf
32545 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/6 - Progress report on the implementation of assistance activities 2021-2022 _ 371836 _ French _ 780 _ 365266 _ pdf
32545 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/6 - Progress report on the implementation of assistance activities 2021-2022 _ 371836 _ Russian _ 864 _ 365267 _ pdf

Item 9. Road map for action to strengthen mine tailings safety within and beyond the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region

Item 10. Facilitation of implementation

(a) Risk assessment for industrial accident prevention

(b) United Nations/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Seminar in follow-up to the Beirut port explosion                                   

Conclusions of the United Nations/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development seminar in follow-up to the 2020 Beirut port explosion: Lessons learned, experiences and good practices in managing risks of ammonium nitrate storage, handling and transport in port areas, preventing accidents and mitigating their consequences (ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/INF.4) - informal document                               

(c) Contribution to implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals                            

32547 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/8 - Risk assessment for industrial accident prevention: Overview of risk assessment methods _ 371765 _ English _ 773 _ 365134 _ pdf

(a) Risk assessment for industrial accident prevention

(b) United Nations/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Seminar in follow-up to the Beirut port explosion                                   

Conclusions of the United Nations/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development seminar in follow-up to the 2020 Beirut port explosion: Lessons learned, experiences and good practices in managing risks of ammonium nitrate storage, handling and transport in port areas, preventing accidents and mitigating their consequences (ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/INF.4) - informal document                               

(c) Contribution to implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals                            

32547 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/8 - Risk assessment for industrial accident prevention: Overview of risk assessment methods _ 371765 _ French _ 780 _ 365138 _ pdf

(a) Risk assessment for industrial accident prevention

(b) United Nations/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Seminar in follow-up to the Beirut port explosion                                   

Conclusions of the United Nations/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development seminar in follow-up to the 2020 Beirut port explosion: Lessons learned, experiences and good practices in managing risks of ammonium nitrate storage, handling and transport in port areas, preventing accidents and mitigating their consequences (ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/INF.4) - informal document                               

(c) Contribution to implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals                            

32547 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/8 - Risk assessment for industrial accident prevention: Overview of risk assessment methods _ 371765 _ Russian _ 864 _ 365139 _ pdf

(a) Risk assessment for industrial accident prevention

(b) United Nations/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Seminar in follow-up to the Beirut port explosion                                   

Conclusions of the United Nations/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development seminar in follow-up to the 2020 Beirut port explosion: Lessons learned, experiences and good practices in managing risks of ammonium nitrate storage, handling and transport in port areas, preventing accidents and mitigating their consequences (ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/INF.4) - informal document                               

(c) Contribution to implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals                            

(a) Risk assessment for industrial accident prevention

(b) United Nations/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Seminar in follow-up to the Beirut port explosion                                   

Conclusions of the United Nations/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development seminar in follow-up to the 2020 Beirut port explosion: Lessons learned, experiences and good practices in managing risks of ammonium nitrate storage, handling and transport in port areas, preventing accidents and mitigating their consequences (ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/INF.4) - informal document                               

(c) Contribution to implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals                            

(a) Risk assessment for industrial accident prevention

(b) United Nations/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Seminar in follow-up to the Beirut port explosion                                   

Conclusions of the United Nations/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development seminar in follow-up to the 2020 Beirut port explosion: Lessons learned, experiences and good practices in managing risks of ammonium nitrate storage, handling and transport in port areas, preventing accidents and mitigating their consequences (ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/INF.4) - informal document                               

(c) Contribution to implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals                            

(a) Risk assessment for industrial accident prevention

(b) United Nations/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Seminar in follow-up to the Beirut port explosion                                   

Conclusions of the United Nations/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development seminar in follow-up to the 2020 Beirut port explosion: Lessons learned, experiences and good practices in managing risks of ammonium nitrate storage, handling and transport in port areas, preventing accidents and mitigating their consequences (ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/INF.4) - informal document                               

(c) Contribution to implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals                            

32547 _ CP.TEIA.2022.INF.4 - Summary and conclusions of the UN/OECD seminar in follow-up to the 2020 Beirut port explosion _ 373475 _ English _ 773 _ 369011 _ pdf

Item 11. Prevention of accidental water pollution

Item 12. Industrial Accident Notification System

32549 _ CP.TEIA/2022/INF.5 - Results of the online consultation of the Points of Contact _ 373425 _ English _ 773 _ 368884 _ pdf
32549 _ CP.TEIA/2022/INF.5 - Results of the online consultation of the Points of Contact _ 373425 _ Russian _ 864 _ 368885 _ pdf

Item 13. Workplan and resource requirements for the Convention for the biennium 2023–2024

32550 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/11 - Workplan and resource requirements for the Convention for 2023–2024 _ 371987 _ English _ 773 _ 365586 _ pdf
32550 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/11 - Workplan and resource requirements for the Convention for 2023–2024 _ 371987 _ French _ 780 _ 365587 _ pdf
32550 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/11 - Workplan and resource requirements for the Convention for 2023–2024 _ 371987 _ Russian _ 864 _ 365588 _ pdf
32550 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/12 - Draft decision on guiding principles for financial assistance _ 371514 _ English _ 773 _ 364535 _ pdf
32550 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/12 - Draft decision on guiding principles for financial assistance _ 371514 _ French _ 780 _ 364536 _ pdf
32550 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/12 - Draft decision on guiding principles for financial assistance _ 371514 _ Russian _ 864 _ 364537 _ pdf

Item 14. Outreach, awareness-raising and strategic partnerships

Item 15. Use of financial and in-kind resources in 2021–2022

32552 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/10 - Use of financial and in-kind resources to implement the workplan in 2021–2022 _ 370888 _ English _ 773 _ 367979 _ pdf
32552 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/10 - Use of financial and in-kind resources to implement the workplan in 2021–2022 _ 370888 _ French _ 780 _ 367980 _ pdf
32552 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2022/10 - Use of financial and in-kind resources to implement the workplan in 2021–2022 _ 370888 _ Russian _ 864 _ 367981 _ pdf

Item 16. Emerging risks and developments

Item 17. Date and venue of the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of teh Parties

Item 18. Other business

Item. 19. Review of decisions

Item 20. Final statements and closing of the meeting

Background documents

32063 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/38/Add.1 - Long-term strategy for the Convention until 2030 _ 370404 _ English _ 773 _ 361463 _ pdf
32063 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/38/Add.1 - Long-term strategy for the Convention until 2030 _ 370404 _ French _ 780 _ 361464 _ pdf
32063 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/38/Add.1 - Long-term strategy for the Convention until 2030 _ 370404 _ Russian _ 864 _ 361465 _ pdf
32063 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/32/Add.1 - Terms of reference of the Bureau _ 370408 _ English _ 773 _ 361475 _ pdf
32063 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/32/Add.1 - Terms of reference of the Bureau _ 370408 _ French _ 780 _ 361476 _ pdf
32063 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/32/Add.1 - Terms of reference of the Bureau _ 370408 _ Russian _ 864 _ 361477 _ pdf
32063 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/2 - Mine tailings safety in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region and beyond _ 370411 _ English _ 773 _ 361484 _ pdf
32063 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/2 - Mine tailings safety in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region and beyond _ 370411 _ French _ 780 _ 361485 _ pdf
32063 _ ECE/CP.TEIA/2020/2 - Mine tailings safety in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe region and beyond _ 370411 _ Russian _ 864 _ 361486 _ pdf

Presentations

Post-meeting documents