Possess toxic characteristics;
are prone to long-range transboundary atmospheric transport and
are likely to cause significant adverse human health or environmental
effects near to and distant from their sources.
The Government of the People’s Republic
of Bangladesh has signed the Stockholm Convention on Persistent
Organic Pollutants on 23 May 2001, after actively taking part in
the negotiation process leading to the final Convention. As a Party
and signatory to the SStockholm Convention, Bangladesh will be required
to take actions to generate general awareness of harmful consequences
of POPs to reduce their releases, and their ultimate elimination.
Mr. Klaus Sakari Tyrkko on a POP's Mission for Project Support for
Stockholm POPs Convention Follow-up came to Bangladesh during 20-29
November 2001. During his stay in Dhaka he prepared an 'Enabling
Activity Proposal' for Stockholm Convention on Phase-out of Persistent
Organic Pollutants in consultation with stakeholders, which was
subsequently forwarded along with the endorsement of the Secretary,
Ministry of Environment and Forest (MOEF) to GEF for approval. The
Project Brief was approved by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
of GEF Secretariat on 27 March, 2002. A Project Document was sent
by UNDP on 28 July 2002 to the Secretary, MOEF for facilitating
the Government's preparation of counterpart TAPP. The TAPP had been
prepared in the light of "Project Document (PRODOC)" of
UNDP and subsequently been approved by the appropriate authority.