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Webinar on the Rotterdam Convention objectives, functions, and obligations of the Parties
Sign up to attend on 24 February!
Report of the Rotterdam Convention COP-10 (online segment) now available in all UN languages
The report of the 10th Meeting of the Conference of Parties (online segment) is available to view or download in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian.
Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2022
The Executive Secretaries and team whish you Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2022.
54th edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online
Key document on Prior Informed Consent issued for 54th time, sharing information to assist and inform Parties for better decision-making regarding pesticides and chemicals.
Biopesticides: how safe and effective are they?
On 13 December, join us for a webinar examining the challenges and opportunities that stem from registering and regulating biopesticides. Featuring high level speakers from FAO, the OECD, the European Commission, and prominent entities from across the industry.
Webinar on Strategies to reduce the use of highly hazardous pesticides, Friday 3 December
Join the latest in the free capacity-building webinars, organised by the Rotterdam Convention Secretariat.
Webinar on Integrated Pest Management, Thursday 25 November
Join the latest in the free capacity-building webinars, organised by the Rotterdam Convention Secretariat.
Webinar to improve management of obsolete pesticides, Thursday 18 November 13-15h CET
Join this week’s webinar on “Towards Sustainable Management of Obsolete Stocks and Pesticide Packaging through Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation”.
Capacity-building workshops throughout November for Caribbean & Latin American Designated National Authorities
Sessions in English on 2, 8, 10, 15, 22, 24 and 29 November give an overview of pesticide risk assessment, evaluation, and regulation.
Press Release: Unsound management of chemicals and wastes underpins runaway climate change
As the climate change COP-26 opens in Glasgow, the new BRS Press Release highlights the linkages between chemicals, waste, and climate change.
UN Palais des Nations in Geneva turns green as key climate change talks begin at COP-26, 1 November 2021
Landmark building illuminated by Basel Convention green to highlight links between climate change and chemicals and waste, including plastic waste.
Grenada becomes the 165th Party to the Rotterdam Convention
Rotterdam Convention continues to move towards universal coverage as Grenada deposits its instrument of accession, with entry into force on 13 January, 2022.
National workshop on implementing the Rotterdam Convention in Nepal, online from 30 September to 25 October 2021
The workshop features multiple sessions including training, capacity-building, dialogue between stakeholders and the identification of key elements of a national implementation plan.
Rotterdam Convention webinars in Spanish & English on alternatives to paraquat dichloride in weed management
Join the webinar on Thursday 30 September, aimed at Designated National Authorities and other interested stakeholders.
BREAKING NEWS: Scientists recommend listing hazardous pesticides terbufos and iprodione in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention
The 17th meeting of the Chemicals Review Committee ended online today, with experts recommending the listing of a further two pesticides by the Rotterdam Convention COP-12 in 2023.
Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee meets for 17th time, online from 20 to 24 September, 2021
CRC-17 brings together scientists from around the world, online, with a busy agenda including the review of notifications of final regulatory actions for hazardous chemicals.
Online Segment of 2021 Triple COPs successfully concludes with key decisions adopted
More than 1,300 representatives from more than 160 countries agree key decisions to keep work towards sound management of chemicals and waste on track.
2021 Triple COPs convened online with more than 1,000 delegates, 26 to 30 July
Read the official press release as more than 150 countries join the online segment of the 2021 meetings of the Conferences of Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, & Stockholm conventions.
BRS Triple COPs: Technical trials for registered participants of the online segment of the COPs, ahead of the meetings
Officially registered participants are invited to join technical trials on 21 July and 22 July to become familiar with the use of the meeting platforms.
Triple COPs 2021: Working documents, including budget documents for consideration by the COPs, available online in the 6 UN languages
Pre-session documents for the online segment of the Triple COPs, including the proposed interim programmes of work & proposed budgets for the conventions for 2022, now available.
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