The seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties, in November 2012, requested the Working Group on the Development of the Convention to draft a revised annex I to bring it into line with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS, ST/SG/AC.10/30/Rev.4) and to maintain consistency with the corresponding European Union legislation (Seveso III Directive). The meeting also requested the Working Group to evaluate the possible amendment of the Convention to address a number of other provisions and issues.
Following initial discussions at its third meeting (Geneva, 3-4 September 2013), the Working Group on Development will continue discussions on annex I and other possible amendments of the Convention. In particular, the meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the revised annex I to the Convention and to review an updated background paper on other possible amendments to the Convention.
The meeting will be held in room VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva.
Terms of reference, prepared by the Bureau with the support of the secretariat, of:
- the Working Group on Development (CP.TEIA/WG.1/2013/INF.1)
- the small drafting group (CP.TEIA/WG.1/2013/INF.2) - UPDATED after the third meeting of the Working Group on Development
- the small evaluation group (CP.TEIA/WG.1/2013/INF.3) - UPDATED after the third meeting of the Working Group on Development
Resources developed by the European Commission during the alignment of the Seveso Directive with GHS (see under Special Regulatory Topics).
Annotated provisional agenda (Advance copy, ECE/CP.TEIA/WG.1/2014/1)
Revised Annex I to the Convention (see attached to the report of the third meeting of the Working Group on Development, pp. 5-10, ECE/CP.TEIA/WG.1/2013/2)
Updated background paper on possible amendments to the Convention (informal document WG.1–2014.Inf.1)
Informal document on non-reporting (WG.1–2014.Inf.2)