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Preparations intensify for triple conferences of the parties (COPs): Geneva, May 2015
Parties have been officially informed of the back-to-back meetings of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions COPs to be held in Geneva, 4-15 May 2015.
Joint meeting of the bureaux of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions COPs
The bureaux will meet from 11 to 12 November 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss preparations for the 2015 COPs.
Appointment of the new Executive Secretary
The Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions is pleased to announce that the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon,  has recently appointed Dr. Rolph Payet,  Minister for Environment and Energy, Seychelles, as its new Executive Secretary. Dr. Payet has a D...
Georgia submits record number of import responses for all Annex III pesticides
Georgia has recently submitted import responses for all pesticides listed in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention.
3rd Orientation workshop for members of the Chemical Review Committee attracts new members
Orientation workshop attended by 24 CRC members took place from 19 to 21 May 2014 in Rome, Italy.
 Kerstin Stendahl appointed Executive Secretary ad interim of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
Since April 2014, Kerstin has served as Executive Secretary ad interim of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. Kerstin joined the Secretariat as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in November 2012.
Resource mobilization for the 2014-15 biennium takes off with concept notes for voluntary financial contributions
A list of concept notes for voluntary financial contributions for the biennium 2014/15 is now available.  
3 new interactive tools published
Interactive tools make reading of long documents online a breeze.
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.
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