The meetings was organized by the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS Secretariat) with support from BCRC-SEA/SCRC Indonesia, hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia. It was held back-to-back with a regional workshop in support for the ratification and effective implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury which took place from 17 to 18 March 2015, including a joint session on 18 March 2015. In organization of the back to back meetings, The Secretariat collaborated closely with the interim secretariat of the Minamata Convention.
The objectives of the meeting were to provide information on the organization of work and items to be considered at the 2015 meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions to be held from 4 to 15 May 2015, and to provide opportunity for parties to discuss regional priorities and regional positions for the meetings.
The meeting was attended by 155 participants, including representatives from 39 parties, 6 intergovernmental organizations, 6 non-governmental organizations and 6 Basel and Stockholm conventions regional centres.