Following adoption of the 1998 Protocol on POPs, Parties to the Convention felt that some further assessment work on POPs would be appropriate prior to entry into force of the Protocol. To this end the Executive Body, at its seventeenth session, decided to establish an Expert Group on POPs under the leadership of the Netherlands. The outputs of the Expert Group 2000-2003 are summarized below. The Expert Group completed its work in 2003.
Task Force on POPs established December 2003
Fourth meeting of the Expert Group