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UNEP and FAO experts explore scientific synergies between global chemicals agreements
Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions’ scientific review committees hold the ninth meetings back-to-back and their first joint meeting in Rome, 14–25 October 2013.  
Chemical Review Committee will review new chemicals and pesticides proposed for listing in Annex III
The ninth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC 9) will be held from 22 to 25 October 2013 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.  
At its sixth meeting, the Conferences of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention elected a new Bureau and nominated new members of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC). An update on the election of officers and new CRC members is now available.
Sao Tome and Principe accedes to the Rotterdam Convention
The number of Parties to the Convention has increased to 153.  
Extraordinary UN Conference Takes Historic Strides to Strengthen Chemical Safety Globally
UNEP and FAO team up to promote synergies between the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions in two-week chemicals and waste meeting.  
Debriefing on the outcomes of the 2013 conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions Webinar
The webinar will provide parties and others with an overview of the main decisions adopted during the COPs to the Stockholm, Basel and Rotterdam Conventions that close their respective meetings on 10 May 2013.
Secretariat fills three senior management positions
Selection of branch chiefs to fill the technical assistance, convention operations and scientific support branches has been announced by the Secretariat.  
Call for information - proposal for inclusion of a severely hazardous pesticide formulation
The Secretariat is calling for information relevant to a proposal for inclusion in Annex III of a severely hazardous pesticide formulation.
Afghanistan accedes to the Rotterdam Convention
The number of Parties to the Convention rises to 152.
Cambodia accedes to the Rotterdam Convention
The number of Parties to the Convention rises to 151.
Albania submits record number of import responses for all Annex III chemicals
Albania has recently submitted import responses for all the 43 chemicals listed in Annex III of the convention. These import responses provide Albania with a first line of defence on the import the hazardous chemicals listed under the Rotterdam Convention.
West African States prepare GEF project for Dakar workshop review
A GEF project addressing Integrated Pest Management will be presented by ECOWAS members in Dakar workshop, 16 to 18 January 2013.
Sub-regional workshop on elements of a NAP or strategies for the implementation of the Convention
Pretoria, South Africa, 26 – 30 November 2012. The meeting will have participants from Eritrea, Mauritius, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
New Executive Secretary for the FAO part of the Rotterdam Convention
Mr. Clayton Campanhola, new Director of FAO’s Plant Protection and Production Division, takes over the role as Executive Secretary for the FAO part of the Rotterdam Convention.  
Bureau meeting of COP-6 of the Rotterdam Convention
The Rotterdam COP Bureau Meeting took place on 13-14 September 2012 at FAO headquarters, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, Rome, Italy.
Guidance documents help Parties manage chemicals throughout their life-cycle
Guidance and technical guidelines from all three conventions can further support implementation of Rotterdam Convention
Message of Condolence to the Family, Friends and Colleagues of the Late Sergey E. Tikhonov
Message of Condolence to the Family, Friends and Colleagues of the Late Sergey E. Tikhonov
Conference of the Parties considers six chemicals for inclusion in Annex III
Proposals to amend Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention are to be discussed at COP-6 in 2013.
St. Kitts and Nevis accedes to the Rotterdam Convention
The island federation is the 149th Party to the Convention.
Republic of Congo, June 2012 : Rotterdam Convention works with stakeholders to address risks of Severely Hazardous Pesticides Formulations (SHPF)
Brazzaville, 18 – 20 June 2012. A total of 21 representatives from the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Trade, Customs, NGOs and farmers, participated in a workshop on the implementation of the Rotterdam Convention in Brazzaville, Republic of C...
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