Invitation to Fifth Meeting of the International PRTR Coordinating Group

Geneva, 30 April 2010

To: Participants in the International PRTR Coordinating Group
Former IOMC PRTR Coordinating Group members
OECD PRTR Task Force members
Interested experts


Invitation to the Fifth Meeting of the International PRTR Coordinating Group


Dear Sir/Madam,

You are cordially invited to attend the fifth meeting of the International Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers Coordinating Group, 18 May 2010, in Paris, France, immediately before the OECD PRTR Task Force meeting that will take place in Paris on 19-21 May 2010. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has kindly offered to host the meeting.

Purpose: The overall objective of the International PRTR Coordinating Group is to improve coordination between international organizations, governments and other interested parties on their ongoing and planned efforts related to the further development and implementation of PRTR systems in developing countries or countries with economies in transition. Among other topics, the fifth meeting is expected to discuss the implementation of action items identified at the fourth meeting, the outcome of the special session on 22 April 2010, the outcome of the first session of the Meeting of the Parties to the PRTR Protocol to the Aarhus Convention, the relevant items on the agenda of the upcoming OECD PRTR Task Force, ongoing and planned support activities in countries in transition and at a global level also in co-operation with multilateral environmental agreements and existing or planned initiatives at governmental and global level.

Practical arrangements: The meeting will take place on 18 May 2010 from 14:00 to 18:00 in Room 18 (called “CC18”) at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Conference Centre, 2, rue André Pascal, Paris 16eme, France (Tel: 33 (0)1 45 24 82 00). For other practical information (nearby hotels, directions, etc.), please refer to the Conference Centre website at

Documentation: Please find attached the provisional agenda and the registration form.

Registration: In case you wish to participate, please fill in the registration form hereby attached and send it to Ms. Lucille Caillot before 7 May 2010 by e-mail at or by fax at +41 22 917 0634. Please note: Financial support is not available for the meeting.

For further information: You may wish to contact me or Mr. Pietro Rabassi, Associate Environmental Affairs Officer (e-mail address: / telephone no.: + (41) 22 917 2791).

Please note that given a conflicting schedule of the meeting with the first PreCom for the Rio plus 20 Summit, Achim Halpaap (UNITAR) is not able to attend the meeting and sends his apologies. Craig Boljkovac (UNITAR) has kindly agreed to replace Achim Halpaap to chair the meeting.



Invitation letter PDF eng
Registration form PDF eng
Provisional agendaPDF

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