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Zimbabwe simultaneously ratifies the chemicals and waste conventions
It is the first time all three conventions have been ratified by a UN member State at the same time. The ratifications will be effective as of 30 May 2012.
Republic of Moldova submits multiple import responses to Annex III chemicals
In a determined effort to satisfy its obligations under the Rotterdam Convention, the Republic of Moldova submitted 26 import responses for Annex III listed chemicals during the month of December, 2011. The new submissions (17 pesticides and 9 industrial chemicals) will add to another 16 import re...
Globe's first line of defense against toxic chemicals strengthened
UN adds three pesticides to ‘Prior Informed Consent’ procedure to protect health and the environment against hazardous chemicals in international trade
Governments gather to protect health and the environment from Hazardous chemicals
Under the theme “Rotterdam COP5: PICturing Chemical Safety, PICturing Informed Decisions”, the conference will consider measures to strengthen implementation of the globe’s first line of defence for chemical safety.
Launch of InforMEA - the United Nations Information Portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs)
The Multilateral Environmental Agreements Information and Knowledge Management Initiative (MEA IKM), launched today develops harmonized MEA information systems to assist Parties and the environment community at large access information from multiple agreements from one location. Supported by UNEP th...
A Crisis of plastic pollution
Findings released from the world's first plastic-research voyage through the southern hemisphere
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