• Overview
  • Documents for the third meeting
  • Past sessions
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Written Statements and proposals from participants

The third meeting of the ad hoc open-ended expert group on marine litter and microplastics was held from 18-22 November 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.  

Advance version of the report of the third meeting of the ad hoc open-ended expert group on marine litter and microplastics

The expert group also adopted the an outcome document, which will be annexed to the meeting report, available here: Outcome document

Further resources can be obtained on the papersmart portal

Letter from the Chair of the ad hoc open-ended group meeting on marine litter and microplastics

Link to the inputs from Member States and stakeholders to the working documents for the fourth meeting of the ad hoc expert group on marine litter and microplastics

Annotated provisional agenda for the expert group meeting: 

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Letter from the Chair of the ad hoc open-ended group meeting on marine litter and microplastics

WORKING DOCUMENTS

UNEP/AHEG/2019/3/1/REV.1

Provisional agenda (Advance version)

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UNEP/AHEG/2019/3/1add.1 

Draft Annotated Provisional agenda

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UNEP/AHEG/2019/3/2

Approach for the stocktaking of existing activities and actions towards long-term elimination of discharges into the oceans, to reduce marine plastic litter and microplastics by relevant contributors

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UNEP/AHEG/2019/3/3

Identification of financial resources and mechanisms for supporting countries in addressing marine plastic litter and microplastics  

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UNEP/AHEG/2019/3/4

Draft approach for technology and innovation mapping   

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UNEP/AHEG/2019/3/5

Proposed methodology for analysis of the effectiveness of existing and potential response options and activities in contributing towards long-term elimination of discharge of marine plastic litter and microplastics into the oceans

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INFORMATION DOCUMENTS

UNEP/AHEG/2019/3/INF/1.REV2

Proposed programme of work and list of documents for the Third meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Expert Group on Marine Litter and Microplastics 

 

UNEP/AHEG/2019/3/INF/2

Compilation of United Nations Environment Assembly resolutions on marine litter and microplastics

UNEP/AHEG/2019/3/INF/3

Approach for the development of a methodology to analyse the effectiveness of existing and potential response options and activities on marine litter and microplastics at all levels to determine the contribution in solving the global problem

UNEP/AHEG/2018/1/INF/3:

Combating Marine Plastic Litter and Microplastics: An Assessment of the effectiveness of relevant international, regional and subregional governance strategies and approaches – Summary for Policy Makers Full assesment

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UNEP/AHEG/2019/3/INF/4​

Guidelines for the Monitoring and Assessment of Plastic Litter in the Ocean

UNEP/AHEG/2019/3/INF/5

Progress on the mapping of all United Nations agencies, programmes, initiatives and other sources of expertise relating to marine litter including plastic litter and microplastics

UNEP/AHEG/2019/3/INF/6

Progress on the Assessment on sources, pathways, and hazards of litter including plastic litter and microplastic pollution; approach and structure

UNEP/AHEG/2019/3/INF/7

Guidelines for the Development of Action Plans on Marine Litter

Second session of the Ad Hoc Open Ended Expert Group

The Second meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Expert Group on Marine Litter and Microplastics was held 3-7 December 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland

Key documents for the second session:

Summary of discussions on Information and Monitoring

Summary of discussions on Governance with annex

The meeting report can be accessed here: Link to the Report of the AHOEEG-2

Other documents can also be accessed here: https://papersmart.unon.org/resolution/second-adhoc-oeeg

First session of the Ad Hoc Open Ended Expert Group

The First meeting of the Ad hoc Expert Open-Ended Expert Group on Marine Litter and Microplastics was held 29-31 May 2018, Nairobi Kenya. 

The meeting report can be accessed here: Link to the Report of the AHOEEG-1

Recorded video statement of Ola Elvestuen UNEA President  at the third meeting of the Ad Hoc Open Ended Expert Group on Marine Litter and Microplastics

Inger Andersen video statement at the third meeting of the Open Ended Expert Group on Marine Litter and Microplastics

Statements by Member States

Opening Statements

Statements on agenda items and proposals

Statements by Major Groups and Stakeholders

Opening Statements

Statements on agenda items

Statements by UN Organizations

UNEP/MAP-Barcelona Convention Secretariat