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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

 

PIC Circular XLVIII now available

PIC Circular XLVIII now available

The latest version of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular is now available online.

PIC Circular XLVIII now available

PIC Circular XLVIII now available
 
Parties notified of proposals for listing additional chemicals to Rotterdam Convention's Annex III

Parties notified of proposals for listing additional chemicals to Rotterdam Convention's Annex III

Written comments are invited by 31 December 2018, on proposals for the next COP to amend Annex III to bring additional chemicals under prior informed consent procedure.

Parties notified of proposals for listing additional chemicals to Rotterdam Convention's Annex III

Parties notified of proposals for listing additional chemicals to Rotterdam Convention's Annex III
 
Compliance - Parties notified of a proposal to amend the Rotterdam Convention by adding a new annex

Compliance - Parties notified of a proposal to amend the Rotterdam Convention by adding a new annex

Written comments are invited by 31 December 2018, on a proposal for COP-9 to add a new Annex VII to the Convention covering compliance procedures and mechanisms.

Compliance - Parties notified of a proposal to amend the Rotterdam Convention by adding a new annex

Compliance - Parties notified of a proposal to amend the Rotterdam Convention by adding a new annex
 
Regional workshop in Kyrgyzstan builds government capacities for implementing Rotterdam Convention

Regional workshop in Kyrgyzstan builds government capacities for implementing Rotterdam Convention

Officials from 10 countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus were trained during an FAO workshop in Bishkek, 19 to 23 November.

Regional workshop in Kyrgyzstan builds government capacities for implementing Rotterdam Convention

Regional workshop in Kyrgyzstan builds government capacities for implementing Rotterdam Convention
 
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Vanuatu the latest country to accede to the Rotterdam Convention, to protect human health and the environment

Vanuatu has become the 161st Party to the Rotterdam Convention, with entry into force on 14 January 2019.

Vanuatu the latest country to accede to the Rotterdam Convention, to protect human health and the environment

Vanuatu the latest country to accede to the Rotterdam Convention, to protect human health and the environment
 
Joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

The bureaux will meet on 15 and 16 November 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss preparations for the 2019 triple COPs.

Joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

Joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions
 
Outcomes of the 14th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee now online

The advance English version of the CRC-14 meeting report is now available.

Outcomes of the 14th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee now online

Outcomes of the 14th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee now online
 
BRS Regional information sessions series concludes with Latin America and Caribbean meeting in Lima, Peru

Regional information sessions, throughout October, are staged back-to-back with Minamata Convention COP-2 preparatory meetings.

BRS Regional information sessions series concludes with Latin America and Caribbean meeting in Lima, Peru

BRS Regional information sessions series concludes with Latin America and Caribbean meeting in Lima, Peru

 

BRS participates in the 21st Ministerial Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean in Buenos Aires, 11 to 12 October

BRS Executive Secretary moderates the “Ministerial Dialogue on Innovative Solutions to Detoxify our Environment” on marine plastic litter and sound management of chemicals & waste.

BRS participates in the 21st Ministerial Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean in Buenos Aires, 11 to 12 October

BRS participates in the 21st Ministerial Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean in Buenos Aires, 11 to 12 October
 
News on actions to tackle marine plastic litter, chemicals & wastes, just a click away

Read the BRS Newsletter, now online, to keep up with actions for a clean planet and healthy people.

News on actions to tackle marine plastic litter, chemicals & wastes, just a click away

News on actions to tackle marine plastic litter, chemicals & wastes, just a click away
 
Outcomes of the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee

The online briefings will provide an overview of the outcomes of the fourteenth meetings of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the Stockholm Convention POPs Review Committee (POPRC), held, respectively, on 11-13 September 2018 and 17-21 September 2018, in Rome, Italy.

Outcomes of the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee

Outcomes of the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee
 
4 hazardous chemicals recommended to be listed in Rotterdam Convention annex

The Press Release of the 14th Meeting of the Chemical Review Committee, which closed on 13 September in Rome, is available online.

4 hazardous chemicals recommended to be listed in Rotterdam Convention annex

4 hazardous chemicals recommended to be listed in Rotterdam Convention annex
 
Preparations intensify for Rotterdam Convention’s CRC-14

Updated information, meeting documents and draft task group reports are now online for the forthcoming, 14th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee.

Preparations intensify for Rotterdam Convention’s CRC-14

Preparations intensify for Rotterdam Convention’s CRC-14
 
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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