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    United Nations Economic Commission for Europe


    Date: 28 - 30 Nov 2016
    Country: Slovenia
    City/State: Ljubljana
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Conference of the Parties to the UNECE Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

MAIN HOST(S): Slovenia - government

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 28 - 30 Nov 2016 Location: Slovenia (Ljubljana)

The ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties will take place on 28-30 November 2016 in Ljubljana, Slovenia and will provide an opportunity to review the work under the Convention and to determine future directions and priorities.

Intended Audience

Parties from member states.

Objectives

Key decisions to be taken by the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties include: 

  • the possible adoption of guidance on land-use planning, the siting of hazardous activities and related safety aspects
  • adoption of a workplan for 2017–2018
  • ways of enhancing industrial safety in countries with economies in transition, through targeted activities under the Convention’s Assistance Programme 
  • development of an implementation guide on the Convention and safety guidelines for fire-water retention
  • ways to address accidental water pollution, in particular through risk management at tailings management facilities
  • developing a long-term strategy to 2030, including on the opening of the Convention to countries outside the UNECE region.

Further Information

In the framework of the 9th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, a Joint UNECE/OECD Seminar on Fostering implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 for industrial accidents prevention, preparedness and response will also be held. This Seminar is intended for the risk reduction community with regards to the role of industrial accidents prevention, preparedness and response in achieving the global commitments. Details about this event can be found here

How to Register

On-line registration is open here

Deadline for registration: 9 November 2016
Contact: Teia.Conv@unece.org

Event website: http://www.unece.org/index.php?id=41526#/



 
 

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