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Ref:  Oz.Sec./2021: Season's Greetings                                                                                                   23 December 2021

Dear Stakeholders of the Montreal Protocol,

2021 has proven to be another challenging year, not only in terms of continued work online, but also dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our daily lives. 

Despite the persistent difficulties, I sincerely hope that you and your families are able to gather and enjoy the festive season; and you all remain healthy and well. 

Although online meetings remained the norm for 2021, much has been achieved this year as a result of your dedication and steadfastness to engage in the online work. All the meetings were once again successfully held online. We are particularly grateful to the stalwart attendance of those parties for whom the meeting times were less than ideal. Thank you!

As a result of your dedication and commitment throughout the year, in online forums, briefing and informal meetings, the 66th and 67th meetings of the Implementation Committee, the three technical online meetings of the 43rd meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group, the 11th meeting of the Ozone Research Managers, meetings of the Bureaux of the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol, and the combined 12th meeting (part II) of Convention of the Parties to the Vienna Convention and the 33rd Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, it was possible to reach consensus and agreement at the online COP12(II)/MOP33, resulting in 18 decisions.

To mark another tumultuous and unpredictable year dictated by COVID, the Secretariat has collated some of the key highlights of 2021, in recognition of your continued commitment and dedication to the vital work of the ozone treaties. We thank you for your unwavering support. To access the review please click here

While we continue to charter these unpredictable waters, I hope to be able to share with you the Secretariat’s plan for 2022 meetings around April, navigating the way forward.

In the meantime, and on behalf of the Secretariat, I would like to convey my season's greetings and wish you all a peaceful closure of 2021. I truly hope that 2022 will prove to be a turning point in this ongoing COVID crisis and that we can meet again in person.

Yours sincerely,


Megumi Seki Nakamura
Executive Secretary
Ozone Secretariat

UN Environment Programme
P.O.Box 30552-00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone: +254 20 762 3452

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