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A list of concept notes for voluntary financial contributions for the biennium 2018/19 is now available on the BRS websites.

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available
 

At its eighth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention elected a new Bureau and new members of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC).

Elections during Rotterdam Convention COP-8

Elections during Rotterdam Convention COP-8
 

The Secretariat hands over the signed BRS Geneva Gender Parity Pledge to Mr. Michael Moller, UNOG Director General.

Geneva Gender Parity Pledge

Geneva Gender Parity Pledge

 

Regional meeting in Mozambique boosts Rotterdam Convention implementation in Southern Africa

Regional meeting in Mozambique boosts Rotterdam Convention implementation in Southern Africa

Officials from 5 southern African countries meet in Maputo, Mozambique, for training on notification of final regulatory actions.

Regional meeting in Mozambique boosts Rotterdam Convention implementation in Southern Africa

Regional meeting in Mozambique boosts Rotterdam Convention implementation in Southern Africa

 

Preparations for Rotterdam Convention COP-9 underway

Preparations for Rotterdam Convention COP-9 underway

The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention met from 26 to 27 June 2018 in Geneva, to discuss preparations for the RC COP-9 in 2019. The meeting report is now online.

Preparations for Rotterdam Convention COP-9 underway

Preparations for Rotterdam Convention COP-9 underway
 
Enhancing the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention

Enhancing the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention

The report of the meeting of the intersessional working group that met in Riga, Latvia, on 4-6 June 2018, is now available online.

Enhancing the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention

Enhancing the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention
 
Global gatherings of chemicals and waste expertise as BRS stages subsidiary body meetings

Global gatherings of chemicals and waste expertise as BRS stages subsidiary body meetings

Scientific, legal and policy experts from across the world converge on Geneva and Rome to prepare decisions for the sound management of chemicals and waste.

Global gatherings of chemicals and waste expertise as BRS stages subsidiary body meetings

Global gatherings of chemicals and waste expertise as BRS stages subsidiary body meetings

 

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BRS contributes to high-level political debate on sound management

BRS chief Rolph Payet participated in discussions at the High-Level Political Forum in New York, at which Sweden announced the launch of the High Ambition Alliance on Chemicals and Waste.

BRS contributes to high-level political debate on sound management

BRS contributes to high-level political debate on sound management
 
Briefing on the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee

The online briefings will provide an overview of the issues that will be considered at the forthcoming meetings of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the Stockholm Convention POPs Review Committee (POPRC), to be held, respectively, on 11-14 September 2018 and 17-21 September 2018, in Rome, Italy.

Briefing on the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee

Briefing on the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee
 
Latest edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online in English, French and Spanish

The BRS Secretariat is proud to publish Edition XLVII of the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Circular, a key mechanism for the exchange of information on hazardous chemicals.

Latest edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online in English, French and Spanish

Latest edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online in English, French and Spanish
 
New Executive Secretary (FAO) appointed for Rotterdam Convention

Hans Dreyer, Director of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Plant Production and Protection Division, has joined the Rotterdam Convention Secretariat, ad interim and effective 1 May 2018.

New Executive Secretary (FAO) appointed for Rotterdam Convention

New Executive Secretary (FAO) appointed for Rotterdam Convention
 
Regional meeting in Uruguay builds capacity for Rotterdam Convention implementation
Designated National Authorities (DNAs) and experts in pesticide registration from Latin America come together to share experiences in support of the development and notification of Final Regulatory Actions.

Regional meeting in Uruguay builds capacity for Rotterdam Convention implementation

Regional meeting in Uruguay builds capacity for Rotterdam Convention implementation

 

Group meets to enhance the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention

Documents are now available for the working group meeting in Riga, Latvia, 4-6 June 2018, which considers priority actions for enhancing implementation of the Convention.

Group meets to enhance the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention

Group meets to enhance the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention
 
New document provides clarity on Rotterdam Convention use definitions

Part of the Convention’s Resource Kit, this leaflet addresses the role of the use category and challenges that Parties may experience in this regard.

New document provides clarity on Rotterdam Convention use definitions

New document provides clarity on Rotterdam Convention use definitions
 
Rome workshop brings together Rotterdam Convention scientific experts from across the world

The new members of the Chemical Review Committee meet for an orientation workshop in Rome, 16 to 18 April, ahead of commencing their terms of office on 1 May.

Rome workshop brings together Rotterdam Convention scientific experts from across the world

Rome workshop brings together Rotterdam Convention scientific experts from across the world

 

On International Women’s Day, BRS seeks more Gender Heroes

The BRS Secretariat invites Parties and stakeholders to submit stories highlighting innovative or inspiring examples of gender mainstreaming for sound management of chemicals and waste.

On International Women’s Day, BRS seeks more Gender Heroes

On International Women’s Day, BRS seeks more Gender Heroes
 
The BRS Secretariat celebrates International Women’s Day

Women are disproportionately impacted by hazardous chemicals and waste. Gender mainstreaming case studies, profiles of Gender Heroes and Gender Pioneers, and the BRS Gender Action Plan are all available on our website.

The BRS Secretariat celebrates International Women’s Day

The BRS Secretariat celebrates International Women’s Day
 
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