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Second meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Expert Group on Marine Litter and Microplastics

Draft structure of the Second Ad Hoc Open-ended Experts Group Meeting on Marine Litter and Microplastics, 3 to 7 December 2018 at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.


The second meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Expert Group is scheduled for 3-7 December 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. We invite you to register for the meeting here: registration link

The First Ad hoc Expert Open-Ended was held 29-31 May 2018, Nairobi Kenya. The meeting report can be accessed here: link to the report

The meeting is open to member States and accredited Major Groups and Stakeholders.

Organizations which are not accredited to UN Environment Programme and the UN Environment Assembly but would like to participate will have to get accredited first. Please note that in order for you to get accredited in time for the meeting we will have to receive your complete accreditation application by 31 October 2018.

For more information on the accreditation and the list of requested documents please consult the following link: information on accreditation. For any inquiries on accreditation please address your email to

Travel support: 

Member States: The Secretariat will provide support to cover travel costs for the meeting for one representative from least developed countries and Small Islands Developing States. Deadline for application is 2 November 2018 for member States. Kindly fill in the HR mini master registration form and attach a scanned passport copy and send to,, and

Accredited Majors’ Groups and Stakeholders: The Secretariat will provide travel support for nine representatives from accredited Major Groups and Stakeholders. Representatives with the relevant expertise interested in applying for travel support may send the HR mini master registration form and a scanned passport copy before 26 October 2018 to,, and