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Webinar: General Guidance on Bridging of Pesticide Risk Assessments
This webinar, on 24 July at 1000 CET, is aimed at reducing the workload of national Rotterdam Convention decision makers.

Webinar: General Guidance on Bridging of Pesticide Risk Assessments

Webinar: General Guidance on Bridging of Pesticide Risk Assessments
 
Latest BRS Newsletter is out and available online
Click here for COVID-19 medical waste news and guidance, along with other developments related to the sound management of chemicals and waste.

Latest BRS Newsletter is out and available online

Latest BRS Newsletter is out and available online
 
Webinar: The Rotterdam Convention Resource Kit explained
A Spanish-language webinar on 13 July will provide an overview of this comprehensive implementation toolkit. English and French webinars are planned for later this year.

Webinar: The Rotterdam Convention Resource Kit explained

Webinar: The Rotterdam Convention Resource Kit explained
 
51st edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online
Key document on Prior Informed Consent issued for 51st time, sharing information to assist and inform Parties for better decision-making regarding pesticides and chemicals.

51st edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online

51st edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online
 
Rotterdam Convention’s Final Validation Workshop takes place in Lao PDR for project on pesticides survey
Government and stakeholders address Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHP) and Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulations (SHPF) at national workshop on 28 May 2020.

Rotterdam Convention’s Final Validation Workshop takes place in Lao PDR for project on pesticides survey

Rotterdam Convention’s Final Validation Workshop takes place in Lao PDR for project on pesticides survey
 
Rotterdam Convention’s 16th meeting of the Chemicals Review Committee (CRC) to be held online, 8-11 September 2020
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of CRC has decided that CRC-16 will be held by electronic means.

Rotterdam Convention’s 16th meeting of the Chemicals Review Committee (CRC) to be held online, 8-11 September 2020

Rotterdam Convention’s 16th meeting of the Chemicals Review Committee (CRC) to be held online, 8-11 September 2020
 
Basel, Rotterdam & Stockholm conventions described as environmental governance “Hits of 2019” by IISD
Read the Earth Negotiations Bulletin’s review “State of Global Environmental Governance 2019” published recently by the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Basel, Rotterdam & Stockholm conventions described as environmental governance “Hits of 2019” by IISD

Basel, Rotterdam & Stockholm conventions described as environmental governance “Hits of 2019” by IISD
 
Key Rotterdam Convention meeting pushes ahead with planning
Preparations for the 2021 Meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP) are discussed by the Rotterdam Convention’s COP Bureau, during an online meeting on 9 June 2020.

Key Rotterdam Convention meeting pushes ahead with planning

Key Rotterdam Convention meeting pushes ahead with planning
 
Rotterdam Convention Webinar on Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulations (SHPF), Monday 8 June
The webinar explains provisions under Article 6 of the Rotterdam Convention and shares experiences on how to monitor and report poisoning incidents caused by Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulations. Monday, 8 June 2020 from 14:00h -15:00h, Rome time.

Rotterdam Convention Webinar on Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulations (SHPF), Monday 8 June

Rotterdam Convention Webinar on Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulations (SHPF), Monday 8 June
 
Communication regarding COVID-19 and upcoming BRS meetings <span class="attentionNote">(Updated 11 June 2020)</span>
 

Communication regarding COVID-19 and upcoming BRS meetings (Updated 11 June 2020)

Communication regarding COVID-19 and upcoming BRS meetings <span class="attentionNote">(Updated 11 June 2020)</span>
 
Save the date:  Dates and venue for the 2021 BRS COPs
The Basel Convention’s COP-15, the Rotterdam Convention’s COP-10 and the Stockholm Convention’s COP-10 will be held back-to-back in Geneva, Switzerland, from 19 to 30 July 2021.

Save the date: Dates and venue for the 2021 BRS COPs

Save the date:  Dates and venue for the 2021 BRS COPs
 
New Executive Secretary (FAO) appointed for the Rotterdam Convention
Mr Rémi Nono Womdim, Deputy Director of the Plant Production and Protection Division of FAO, has been appointed as Executive Secretary (FAO) of the Rotterdam Convention, effective 15 February 2020.

New Executive Secretary (FAO) appointed for the Rotterdam Convention

New Executive Secretary (FAO) appointed for the Rotterdam Convention
 
WEBINAR: The FAO Pesticide Registration Toolkit
Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 14:00 - 15:00 PM (Rome Time - CET) The FAO Pesticide Registration Toolkit is a decision support system for pesticide registration authorities in low- and middle income countries, designed to assist in the evaluation and authorization of pesticides. It provides links to many ...

WEBINAR: The FAO Pesticide Registration Toolkit

WEBINAR: The FAO Pesticide Registration Toolkit
 
Opportunities published for supporting global work towards the sound management of chemicals & waste
Now available online: Overview of concept notes for voluntary contributions for implementing the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm conventions, as approved by COPs in 2019.

Opportunities published for supporting global work towards the sound management of chemicals & waste

Opportunities published for supporting global work towards the sound management of chemicals & waste
 
85 million children engaged in hazardous labour affecting their health through exposure to toxic substances, says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
The 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council addresses children’s rights to a healthy environment, as UN report shows that 25% of infant deaths are from preventable, environmental hazards.

85 million children engaged in hazardous labour affecting their health through exposure to toxic substances, says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

85 million children engaged in hazardous labour affecting their health through exposure to toxic substances, says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
 
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