All activities

Key planning meeting concludes in Vientiane, Lao PDR
Development of a national action plan and priorities for implementation among the outputs of a key workshop hosted by the Lao government in Vientiane, 16 - 19 February 2016.
Tunisia ratifies the Rotterdam Convention
The number of Parties to the Convention rises to 155, with Tunisia’s ratification, which enters into force on 9 May 2016.
18th February is the 4th Anniversary of the - joint - BRS Secretariat
BRS Deputy Executive Secretary, Kerstin Stendahl, outlines lessons learnt from 10 years of working on synergies.
Royal Kingdom of Swaziland makes record notification of 36 Import Responses
The Swaziland Environmental Authority, under the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs, made a notification of 36 Import Responses towards meeting its implementation obligations.
Watch the latest BRS science video
New film shows how science underpins decision-making for the 3 BRS conventions.
Call for views on compliance
The President of the COP invites Parties to share their views on outstanding issues, by 15 April 2016.
Institutional strengthening for implementation of the BRS Conventions
The Executive Board of the UNEP Special Programme holds its first meeting on 2 to 3 February 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.
What are the implications of the recent CRC11 meeting?
Interview between Charlie Avis, BRS Public Information Officer, Yun Zhou, Technical Officer of the Rotterdam Convention Secretariat based at FAO Rome.
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.
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