Fifth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee
The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) is sponsoring negotiations to address the global problems of POPs. The fifth intergovernmental negotiating committee (INC-5) will meet in Johannesburg, South Africa, December 4-9, 2000, for the final planned negotiating session for the POPs agreement. Representatives from over 120 countries, non-governmental organizations, affected parties, and industry groups will be attending the session.
The purpose of INC-5 is to complete negotiations on all remaining outstanding issues and produce an effective agreement that will successfully ban certain POPs and reduce POPs emissions on a global scale. Upon successful completion of an agreement at INC-5, the POPs agreement will be opened for signature in 2001.
12/10/00: Brooks Yeager, Head of U.S. Delegation, Closing Statement
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