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Building Bridges to the Future - Preparatory process

The Sixth Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe"
Belgrade, 10-12 October 2007

“Building Bridges to the Future”

Introduction / Conference Proceedings

 

Preparatory process

One of the important features in the "Environment for Europe" process is the preparation that starts two years before the Ministerial Conference. This gives time for thorough preparatory work, including the negotiations of a declaration and the preparation of major documents.

On 22 October 2003, at its extraordinary meeting, the Working Group of Senior Officials decided that the sixth Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe" would take place in Belgrade (Serbia), in September or October 2007.

In order for preparations for the Belgrade Conference to begin in 2005, as agreed, the Committee on Environmental Policy, at its 11th session (13-15 October 2004) established an open-ended preparatory group designated the Working Group of Senior Officials and adopted its mandate (En, Fr, Ru).

During the preparatory process for the Belgrade Ministerial Conference three sessions of the CEP and 2 meetings of the CEP Bureau, six meetings of the Working Group of Senior Officials and six meetings of its Executive Committee, and 3 meetings of the Drafting Group for preparation of the draft Ministerial Declaration were held.

Calendar of the preparatory meetings

Committee on
Environmental Policy (CEP)

Ad Hoc Preparatory Working Group
of Senior Officials (WGSO)

Executive Committee
of the WGSO

Drafting Group for preparing
the Ministerial Declaration

Twelfth session,
Geneva, 10–12 October 2005

First meeting,
Geneva, 12–13 October 2005

First meeting,
Geneva, 13 October 2005

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Second meeting,
Geneva, 24 February 2006

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Bureau meeting,
Geneva, 28 June 2006

Second meeting,
Geneva, 29–30 June 2006 (a.m.)

Third meeting,
Geneva, 30 June 2006 (p.m.)

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Thirteenth session,
Geneva, 9–11 October 2006

Third meeting,
Geneva, 12–13 October 2006

Fourth meeting,
Geneva, 13 October 2006 (p.m.)

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Bureau meeting,
Geneva, 13 February 2007

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Fifth meeting,
Geneva, 14-15 (a.m.) February 2007

First meeting,
Geneva, 15 (p.m.)-16 February 2007

Fourteenth session,
Geneva, 29 May 2007

Fourth meeting,
Geneva, 30 May–1(a.m.) June 2007

Sixth meeting,
Geneva, 1(p.m.) June 2007

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Second meeting,
Geneva, 2–3 July 2007

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Fifth meeting,
Geneva, 29 (a.m.) August 2007

 

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Third meeting,
Geneva, 29(p.m.)–31 August 2007

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Sixth meeting,
Belgrade, 6–8 October 2007

 

 


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