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21st Meeting of the Coordinating Group of Pesticides Control Boards of the Caribbean to be held in Belize from 6 – 10 June 2016

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Subject: 21st Meeting of the Coordinating Group of Pesticides Control Boards of the Caribbean to be held in Belize from 6 – 10 June 2016

 

The Pesticides Control Board of Belize is pleased to announce that the 21st Meeting of the Coordinating

Group of Pesticides Control Boards of the Caribbean (CGPC) will be held in Belize from 6 – 10 June 2016.

The meeting will be held at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel in San Ignacio, Cayo under the theme: “A

changing climate! A changing world! Responsible pest and pesticide management – our responsibility.”

Funding for this meeting is provided by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the 10th

European Development Fund (EDF) Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) project being implemented by the

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). The meeting proceedings will include a 3-

day planning workshop for the implementation of activities under a project funded by the Global

Environmental Facility (GEF) titled “Disposal of Obsolete Pesticides including POPs, Promotion of

Alternatives and Strengthening Pesticides Management in the Caribbean” and Phase II of an EU-funded

project titled “Capacity Building related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in African,

Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries – Clean-up of obsolete pesticides, pesticides management and

sustainable pest management.” A joint session is also being planned to exchange work experiences with

the Project Execution Group of two other GEF-funded projects: the Belize Chemicals and Waste

Management Project and the Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Management Mechanism

for POPs in the Caribbean (implemented by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and

the Basel Convention Regional Centre (BCRC-Caribbean, based in Trinidad and Tobago)). The theme and

activities for the Pesticide Awareness Week (an annual event held during the last week of September) will

also be discussed and finalized at the meeting.

The CGPC is comprised of representatives from the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Boards or Authorities

of the countries of the Caribbean, and associate members representing other stakeholders. The group meets

annually in one of the member countries.

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