Basel OEWG 7 Convenes
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The seventh session of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG 7) convened from 10-14 May 2010.

Key outcomes of OEWG 7 included: a 10-year strategic plan, with greater emphasis on the links between waste management, achieving the MDGs, and human health and livelihoods; moves to ensure strong controls on the rapidly growing […]

The seventh session of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG 7) convened from 10-14 May 2010. Key outcomes of OEWG 7 included: a 10-year strategic plan, with greater emphasis on the links between waste management, achieving the MDGs, and human health and livelihoods; moves to ensure strong controls on the rapidly growing ship dismantling industry; progress developing global recycling guidelines for used computers; and support for enforcing the Basel Convention Ban Amendment on the export of hazardous waste from developed countries to developing countries.
Links to further information
Basel Convention web site
UN press release, 14 May 2010

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