All activities

PIC Circular now available
PIC Circular XLII December 2015 is now available.
Geneva Gender Parity Pledge
The Secretariat hands over the signed BRS Geneva Gender Parity Pledge to Mr. Michael Moller, UNOG Director General.
Sub-regional dialogue advances in Portugal
Five African Lusophone countries gather at the FAO Representation in Portugal to identify key actions on social and environmental impact of pesticide use.
FAO staff mobility boosts Convention delivery in North Africa
BRS Agriculture Officer Mohamed El Hady Sidatt has re-located to the Sub-Regional Office for North Africa as Tunisia passes laws to ratify the Rotterdam Convention.
Kyrgyzstan workshop seeks integrated approaches
Government, FAO, and UNEP participants met in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 16 to 18 November 2015 to discuss synergies and integrated approaches for the sound management of pesticides and chemicals.
Rotterdam Convention press release summarises outcomes of CRC11
The 11th meeting of the Chemicals Review Committee, 26 - 28 October 2015 made recommendations to list in Annex III the pesticides carbofuran and carbosulfan.
Experts meet to protect human health and the environment
FAO Rome hosts the 11th meeting of the Chemicals Review Committee, 26 - 28 October 2015 to consider draft guidance documents, final regulatory actions, and new listings.
Big step of 14 South African countries to implement the Rotterdam Convention
14 countries came together in Harare, Zimbabwe, recently to agree on a strategic action plan to reduce health and environmental risks from pesticides.
Interview with the new Rotterdam Executive Secretary (FAO)
Meet the new ES of the FAO part of the Rotterdam Convention, William Murray, and discover his expectations for the upcoming Chemicals Review Committee (CRC) meeting in Rome.
Read the ICCM4 Press Release
Outcomes of the 4th International Conference on Chemicals Management, featuring governments, civil society, and private sector, 28 September to 2 October in Geneva.
Listing of methamidophos into Annex III of the Convention
The amendment to list methamidophos enters into force on 15 September 2015. Parties are invited to provide import responses by 15 June 2016.
COP-7 decision on methamidophos
COP-7 decided to make the pesticide subject to the Prior Informed Consent Procedure, allowing for improved information exchanged and shared responsibility on the chemical.
Triple COPs Follow-up
Call for information and follow-up to the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention: request letter now available.
Re-live the COPs with the new BRS videos
A new summary video film captures the 2015 Triple COPs experience and summarises key data and outcomes.
Awards at COPs honour outstanding practitioners
Representatives from Cote d’Ivoire, Jamaica, Kenya, Phillipines and Nigeria receive practitioner awards at COPs.
Global media coverage of the 2015 Triple COPs
More than 130 articles from more than 40 countries: view the articles online.
Parties adopt key decisions at 2015 Triple COPs
Finishing at 03:45 in the morning of Saturday, 16 May 2015, the Meetings of the Conferences of Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions are over, with several key decisions taken.
Triple COPs on track amid calls for action
The second week of the Triple COPs is underway as parties respond to calls, including from UNEP Chief Achim Steiner, for action on urgent waste and chemicals issues
Science Fair takes COPs back to basics
Dozens of events, hundreds of partners, and thousands of conversations: the Science Fair was closed by donor partner Finland on saturday having underlined the scientific basis for the three conventions
Side events demonstrate the diversity of COPs issues
Stakeholders and partners highlight the range of relevant issues throughout the two-week COPs, as debates and ideas flourish for sustainable management of chemicals and waste
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