The Forum was structured as follows: Round Table I - Regional Initiative: Establishment of a Fund for the Disposal of Obsolete Stockpiles of Persistent Organic Pollutants
in Central and Eastern Europe, Chairperson: Slovak Minister of Environment, László Miklós; Roundtable II - International Water Management and Waste Water Treatment-related Technologies, Chairperson: Czech Deputy Minister of Environment, Martina Motlová; Roundtable III: Waste Management, Recycling Schemes and Related Technologies Chairperson: Croatian Minister of Environment, Božo Kovacevic
.Papers presented at at the Forum are available at http://www.unido.org/doc/511803.htmls.
A number of recommendations were made by the Forum, among them that immediate action be taken: to find effective tools and mechanisms to implement, enforce and control the shared responsibility for a change over to cleaner technologies; to change production and consumption patterns; and to promote end-of pipe policies, tools and mechanisms.Becoming party to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants was also high on the list of recommendations, as was the continuation of work towards the development of te CDD Forum on Remediation of Polluted Sites, being promoted by the International Centre for Science and High Technology
, ICS-UNIDO as a platform of exchange of information and knowledge.
The Forum was one of a series of events being held in the region on environmental issues.