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Joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions
The bureaux will meet on 15 and 16 November 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss preparations for the 2019 triple COPs.
Outcomes of the 14th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee now online
The advance English version of the CRC-14 meeting report is now available.
Compliance - Parties notified of a proposal to amend the Rotterdam Convention by adding a new annex
Written comments are invited by 31 December 2018, on a proposal for COP-9 to add a new Annex VII to the Convention covering compliance procedures and mechanisms.
Parties notified of proposals for listing additional chemicals to Rotterdam Convention's Annex III
Written comments are invited by 31 December 2018, on proposals for the next COP to amend Annex III to bring additional chemicals under prior informed consent procedure.
BRS Regional information sessions series concludes with Latin America and Caribbean meeting in Lima, Peru
Regional information sessions, throughout October, are staged back-to-back with Minamata Convention COP-2 preparatory meetings.
BRS participates in the 21st Ministerial Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean in Buenos Aires, 11 to 12 October
BRS Executive Secretary moderates the “Ministerial Dialogue on Innovative Solutions to Detoxify our Environment” on marine plastic litter and sound management of chemicals & waste.
News on actions to tackle marine plastic litter, chemicals & wastes, just a click away
Read the BRS Newsletter, now online, to keep up with actions for a clean planet and healthy people.
BRS Regional information sessions series continues in Chisinau, Moldova
Regional information sessions, throughout October, are staged back-to-back with Minamata Convention COP-2 preparatory meetings.
4 hazardous chemicals recommended to be listed in Rotterdam Convention annex
The Press Release of the 14th Meeting of the Chemical Review Committee, which closed on 13 September in Rome, is available online.
Preparations intensify for Rotterdam Convention’s CRC-14
Updated information, meeting documents and draft task group reports are now online for the forthcoming, 14th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee.
Global gatherings of chemicals and waste expertise as BRS stages subsidiary body meetings
Scientific, legal and policy experts from across the world converge on Geneva and Rome to prepare decisions for the sound management of chemicals and waste.
Enhancing the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention
The report of the meeting of the intersessional working group that met in Riga, Latvia, on 4-6 June 2018, is now available online.
Documents now online for Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee meeting (CRC-14)
Charged with considering Draft Decision Guidance Documents for three chemicals and Final Regulatory Actions for 3 chemicals, CRC scientific experts meet in Rome 11-14 September, 2018.
BRS contributes to high-level political debate on sound management
BRS chief Rolph Payet participated in discussions at the High-Level Political Forum in New York, at which Sweden announced the launch of the High Ambition Alliance on Chemicals and Waste.
Regional meeting in Mozambique boosts Rotterdam Convention implementation in Southern Africa
Officials from 5 southern African countries meet in Maputo, Mozambique, for training on notification of final regulatory actions.
Report on implementation of BRS programmes of work & budgets now available
Now online: Secretariat report on the implementation of the programmes of work & budgets of the Basel, Rotterdam & Stockholm conventions for the biennium 2016-2017
Preparations for Rotterdam Convention COP-9 underway
The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention met from 26 to 27 June 2018 in Geneva, to discuss preparations for the RC COP-9 in 2019. The meeting report is now online.
New Executive Secretary (FAO) appointed for Rotterdam Convention
Hans Dreyer, Director of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Plant Production and Protection Division, has joined the Rotterdam Convention Secretariat, ad interim and effective 1 May 2018.
Regional meeting in Uruguay builds capacity for Rotterdam Convention implementation
Designated National Authorities (DNAs) and experts in pesticide registration from Latin America come together to share experiences in support of the development and notification of Final Regulatory Actions.
New document provides clarity on Rotterdam Convention use definitions
Part of the Convention’s Resource Kit, this leaflet addresses the role of the use category and challenges that Parties may experience in this regard.
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