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Fifth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee
for a Treaty on Persistent Organic Pollutants (INC-5)
Johannesburg, South Africa, December 4-9, 2000

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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. line

Remarks/Statements

bullet 12/10/00: Brooks Yeager, Head of U.S. Delegation, Closing Statement
bullet 12/04/00: Brooks Yeager, Head of U.S. Delegation, Statement on Financial and Technical Assistance
bullet 12/04/00: Brooks Yeager, Head of U.S. Delegation, Opening Statement

Fact Sheets/Related Materials

bullet 12/12/00: Agreement Reached on Global Treaty to Ban Persistent Organic Pollutants
bullet 12/05/00: Overview of USAID Malaria Program
bullet 12/04/00: United States Position on Precaution
bullet 11/29/00: U.S. Objectives for a Global Treaty on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
bullet 11/29/00: Overview on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): What the United States Has Done and What the Global Convention Will Do

Related Links

bullet Global Environment Facility
bullet World Health Organization -- The Roll Back Malaria Program
bullet United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

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