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Protecting Human Health and the Environment - The Rotterdam Convention: 10 Years of Entry into Force
Featured Guest Article by Clayton Campanhola and Christine Fuell (FAO).
UN chemical experts recommend adding three pesticides to the PIC global watch list
Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee held its 9th meeting in Rome from 22 to 24 October 2013, back to back with the joint meeting of the conventions’ scientific review committees.
Swaziland hosts National workshop on Rotterdam Convention National Action Plans
Progress on sound chemicals management advanced at well-attended strategic meeting, 17 to 19 September 2013 in Mbabane.
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
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