Headed by the Minister of State for Environment and Energy, Mr. Abdulla Ziyad a delegation from the Ministry attended the 12th Meeting of the COP to the Basel Convention held from 4-15 May 2017 back-to-back with the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (RC COP-7) and the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (SC COP-7). The meetings included joint sessions among two or three of the conferences of the parties on joint issues under the theme ‘From science to action, working for a safer tomorrow’. 25 decisions were adopted during this conference, and  e-waste technical guideline being an important outcome from the conference among others.