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Nominations required for experts to contribute to intersessional work of the Rotterdam Convention
Nominations for experts, are now required from Parties and others, with a deadline of 30 September 2017.
Connecting the sound management of chemicals and waste, children’s rights, and the environment
The BRS Secretariat contributed to the recent consultation on human rights and the environment, organised alongside the June session of the Human Rights Council.
Busy agenda for Rotterdam Convention’s scientific body (CRC) meeting in Rome, October 2017
Scientific experts of the Chemicals Review Committee will meet from 23 to 27 October to, inter alia, consider final regulatory actions for 13 chemicals
11 individuals honoured recently as #Detox Gender Pioneers
Ten women and one man were honoured at the recent 2017 Triple COPs, recognising their outstanding contributions towards mainstreaming gender into the sound management of chemicals and wastes
China’s new chemical management actions pave the way towards a detoxified world
Read how China is stepping up its actions to protect human health and the environment.
PIC Circular now available
The latest version of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular is now available online.
Now online: all photos of the 2017 Triple COPs
Browse and download the BRS photos of the chemical conventions Triple COPs, including side events, plenary, and high-level segment
Human rights, agriculture, environment emphasised at COPs High-Level Segment
Speeches from UNHCHR, UN FAO, and the GEF are now online
#DETOX Outcomes: Additional chemicals listed, new partnership on household waste established, mandate given to tackle marine plastics
Countries make important progress towards goal of a safer planet.
The 2017 Triple COPs have begun. Read the opening day speeches here
Opening day speeches from BRS’ Rolph Payet and Bill Murray, and UN Environment’s Ibrahim Thiaw are now available online.
Nine Asian countries at Indonesia workshop share best practices for implementing Rotterdam Convention
Hosted by the Indonesian government and the Asia-Pacific Plant Protection Commission, participants set their sights on increasing notifications of hazardous pesticides and chemicals, to better protect human health and the environment
Field interviews confirm ongoing exposure to hazardous chemicals and pesticides amongst island rural families
A new Rotterdam Convention study in small island developing states (SIDs) found that whilst the use of organic alternatives is increasing, threats posed by the misues of toxic chemicals still persist.
The sound management of chemicals and waste as a human right
Ahead of the 2017 Triple COPs, recent meetings in Geneva have emphasised that freedom from a polluted environment is a human right.
Latest information on the 2017 Triple COPs
All the latest information, including the schedule for Bureaux and Regional meetings for Sunday 23rd April, for the 2017 Triple COPs is available online
More than 40 side events scheduled for chemical conventions’ COPs
Browse the newly published list of planned side events, including two film screenings, for the forthcoming 2017 Triple COPs.
How does the Rotterdam Convention work to protect human health and environment?
Our latest interview, with FAO’s Aleksandar Mihajlovski, explains all.
Keep well informed with the BRS clearing house mechanism, now with new, user-friendly, web section
Discover the information, tools and communities that make the joint clearing house mechanism a reality to support the conventions.
Ten Gender Pioneers to be honoured at the 2017 Triple COPs
Nominations are sought for outstanding women and men who have pioneered the integration of gender into the sound management of chemicals and wastes
Investigating how to integrate gender into implementation of the chemicals conventions
Highlights from the scoping studies on integrating gender issues into the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in Nigeria and Indonesia are now available
Feature article: Reducing risks from pesticides by empowering rural women
Women are vulnerable to the harmful effects of chemicals when working in agriculture: are they also the solution?
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