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Report of the Rotterdam Convention COP-10 (online segment) now available in all UN languages
The report of the 10th Meeting of the Conference of Parties (online segment) is available to view or download in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian.

Report of the Rotterdam Convention COP-10 (online segment) now available in all UN languages

Report of the Rotterdam Convention COP-10 (online segment) now available in all UN languages
 
Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2022
The Executive Secretaries and team whish you Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2022.

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2022

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2022

The Executive Secretaries and team whish you Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2022.

Impact of COVID-19 on BRS meetings <span class="attentionNote">(Updated 14 December 2021)</span>
 

Impact of COVID-19 on BRS meetings (Updated 14 December 2021)

Impact of COVID-19 on BRS meetings <span class="attentionNote">(Updated 14 December 2021)</span>
 
54th edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online
Key document on Prior Informed Consent issued for 54th time, sharing information to assist and inform Parties for better decision-making regarding pesticides and chemicals.

54th edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online

54th edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online
 
Biopesticides: how safe and effective are they?
On 13 December, join us for a webinar examining the challenges and opportunities that stem from registering and regulating biopesticides. Featuring high level speakers from FAO, the OECD, the European Commission, and prominent entities from across the industry.

Biopesticides: how safe and effective are they?

Biopesticides: how safe and effective are they?
 
Webinar on Strategies to reduce the use of highly hazardous pesticides, Friday 3 December
Join the latest in the free capacity-building webinars, organised by the Rotterdam Convention Secretariat.

Webinar on Strategies to reduce the use of highly hazardous pesticides, Friday 3 December

Webinar on Strategies to reduce the use of highly hazardous pesticides, Friday 3 December
 
Webinar on Integrated Pest Management, Thursday 25 November
Join the latest in the free capacity-building webinars, organised by the Rotterdam Convention Secretariat.

Webinar on Integrated Pest Management, Thursday 25 November

Webinar on Integrated Pest Management, Thursday 25 November
 
Webinar to improve management of obsolete pesticides, Thursday 18 November 13-15h CET
Join this week’s webinar on “Towards Sustainable Management of Obsolete Stocks and Pesticide Packaging through Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation”.

Webinar to improve management of obsolete pesticides, Thursday 18 November 13-15h CET

Webinar to improve management of obsolete pesticides, Thursday 18 November 13-15h CET
 
Capacity-building workshops throughout November for Caribbean & Latin American Designated National Authorities
Sessions in English on 2, 8, 10, 15, 22, 24 and 29 November give an overview of pesticide risk assessment, evaluation, and regulation.

Capacity-building workshops throughout November for Caribbean & Latin American Designated National Authorities

Capacity-building workshops throughout November for Caribbean & Latin American Designated National Authorities
 
UN Palais des Nations in Geneva turns green as key climate change talks begin at COP-26, 1 November 2021
Landmark building illuminated by Basel Convention green to highlight links between climate change and chemicals and waste, including plastic waste.

UN Palais des Nations in Geneva turns green as key climate change talks begin at COP-26, 1 November 2021

UN Palais des Nations in Geneva turns green as key climate change talks begin at COP-26, 1 November 2021
 
Grenada becomes the 165th Party to the Rotterdam Convention
Rotterdam Convention continues to move towards universal coverage as Grenada deposits its instrument of accession, with entry into force on 13 January, 2022.

Grenada becomes the 165th Party to the Rotterdam Convention

Grenada becomes the 165th Party to the Rotterdam Convention
 
National workshop on implementing the Rotterdam Convention in Nepal, online from 30 September to 25 October 2021
The workshop features multiple sessions including training, capacity-building, dialogue between stakeholders and the identification of key elements of a national implementation plan.

National workshop on implementing the Rotterdam Convention in Nepal, online from 30 September to 25 October 2021

National workshop on implementing the Rotterdam Convention in Nepal, online from 30 September to 25 October 2021
 
Rotterdam Convention webinars in Spanish & English on alternatives to paraquat dichloride in weed management
Join the webinar on Thursday 30 September, aimed at Designated National Authorities and other interested stakeholders.

Rotterdam Convention webinars in Spanish & English on alternatives to paraquat dichloride in weed management

Rotterdam Convention webinars in Spanish & English on alternatives to paraquat dichloride in weed management
 
Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee meets for 17th time, online from 20 to 24 September, 2021
CRC-17 brings together scientists from around the world, online, with a busy agenda including the review of notifications of final regulatory actions for hazardous chemicals.

Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee meets for 17th time, online from 20 to 24 September, 2021

Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee meets for 17th time, online from 20 to 24 September, 2021
 
Online Segment of 2021 Triple COPs successfully concludes with key decisions adopted
More than 1,300 representatives from more than 160 countries agree key decisions to keep work towards sound management of chemicals and waste on track.

Online Segment of 2021 Triple COPs successfully concludes with key decisions adopted

Online Segment of 2021 Triple COPs successfully concludes with key decisions adopted
 
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