Meetings

Second consultation meeting in Osaka, 2010First consultation meeting (Geneva, 2009)- IETC, to support the implementation of UNEP’s Governing Council decision (GC25/8) on waste management, organized a consultation workshop in Geneva on 30 November - 1 December 2009 and invited major international organizations, donors and developing countries. The participants of the consultation workshop proposed to establish a Global Partnership on Waste Management (GPWM).

IETC, to support the implementation of UNEP’s Governing Council decision (GC25/8) on waste management, organized a consultation workshop in Geneva on 30 November - 1 December 2009 and invited major international organizations, donors and developing countries. The participants of the consultation workshop proposed to establish a Global Partnership on Waste Management (GPWM).

Second consultation meeting (Osaka, 2010) - IETC and the Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) co-organized a second consultation workshop in Osaka, Japan, on 18-19 November 2010, with the objectives of discussing and finalizing the framework of the GPWM and its implementation strategy, and to launch the GPWM.

IETC and the Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) co-organized a second consultation workshop in Osaka, Japan, on 18-19 November 2010, with the objectives of discussing and finalizing the framework of the GPWM and its implementation strategy, and to launch the GPWM.

Third consultation meeting (Paris, 2011) - IETC further consulted governments and international organizations to comment on the framework document. 

Working group meeting (Vienna, 2011)- The GPWM secretariat organized a working group meeting to discuss the work plans for the focal areas and the structure of Information Platform on Waste Management.

Asia-Pacific workshop on the GPWM (Osaka, 2012) -The purpose of the workshop on the GPWM was to discuss the activities currently undertaken by the GPWM secretariat, in particular, the mapping exercise on ongoing waste management activities, the needs assessment for capacity building in waste management, as well as the information sharing component of the GPWM, the Information Platform on Waste Management.

Side and special events - IETC organized a Special Event on Waste Management, in cooperation with the Government of Indonesia during UNEP’s Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environmental Forum GCSS-XI/GMEF in Bali on 25 February 2010, and a side event in Geneva at a meeting of the Basel Convention Open Ended Working Group (OEWG).

Presentations - Follow-up discussions and presentations have been held at 3R conferences in Tokyo and Bangkok, and at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) conference in New York.