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Report of the Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee’s recent meeting (CRC-16) is now online in 6 UN languages
Also available are the draft Decision Guidance Documents (DGDs) on PFOA, its salts & PFOA-related compounds, and on decaBDE, as adopted at the meeting.
Impact of COVID-19 on BRS meetings <span class="attentionNote">(Updated 24 November 2020)</span>
 
Register now for the webinar on “Bridging Guidance on Pesticide Risk Assessments”
This Rotterdam Convention webinar, in French, takes place on 9 November 2020 at 11:00 Geneva time.
Historic moment as Rotterdam Convention’s Compliance Mechanism enters into force, 6 November 2020
As established at the last Conference of Parties, the Convention’s Compliance Committee will assist individual Parties and review systemic issues of general compliance.
South-South Cooperation in implementing the Rotterdam Convention: Saint Kitts and Nevis ready to share their knowledge
Read the new BRS interview illustrating how Small Island Developing States are sharing experiences on implementing the Rotterdam Convention.
Theme for the 2021 Triple COPs announced: Global Agreements for a Healthy Planet
The Theme for the next meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, and the associated High-Level Segment, from 19 to 31 July 2021, is “Global Agreements for a Healthy Planet; Sound Management of Chemicals & Waste”.
Rotterdam Convention Webinar (in Spanish) on Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulations (SHPF), Wednesday 21 October 2020
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. Wednesday, 21 October 2020 from 16:00h -17:00h, Rome time, via “Zoom”.
Another Small Island Developing State ratifies the Rotterdam Convention, bringing the total number of Parties to 164
Barbados has deposited its instrument of ratification, with entry into force on 6 January 2021.
Global agreements for a healthy planet: 9 MEAs work together to address illegal traffic
Representatives from the Barcelona Convention, CITES, Climate Change Convention, Convention on Biological Diversity, Minamata Convention, Montreal Protocol, and the Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, join the Basel Convention’s Implementation and Compliance Committee online to discuss ways ...
Rotterdam Convention Press Release: UN experts recommend listing DecaBDE and PFOA
The 16th meeting of the Chemicals Review Committee concludes successfully online with two chemicals recommended for listing in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention at the next COP.
All you need to know for the Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee meeting, 8 to 11 September 2020
The Convention’s scientific subsidiary body meets online for CRC16, find all Working and Information documents, including on the candidate chemical PFOA, online here.
The Rotterdam Convention now has 163 Parties as Tuvalu accedes
Tuvalu has deposited its instrument of accession with the UN, entering into force on 19 November 2020.
Webinar: General Guidance on Bridging of Pesticide Risk Assessments (session in Spanish)
This webinar, on 27 August at 1000 CET, is aimed at reducing the workload of national Rotterdam Convention decision makers.
Preparations for Rotterdam Convention COP-10 underway: Bureau meeting report now available
The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention met online, 9 June 2020, to discuss preparations for COP-10 in 2021. The report of that meeting is now available online.
Briefing webinars organised to help prepare for forthcoming Chemical Review Committee meeting
Issues and practicalities for the Rotterdam Convention CRC-16 meeting will be presented and discussed.
Algeria becomes the 162nd Party to the Rotterdam Convention
Having recently deposited its instrument of accession WITH the UN Depositary in New York, the convention will ENTER INTO FORCE for Algeria on 19 October 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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