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Regional collaboration in West Africa boosts capacity for sound management of chemicals
Rotterdam Convention Parties in West Africa’s Sahelian region are working together to protect human health and the environment from hazardous chemicals.
Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions’ scientific subsidiary bodies training in Brno, Czech Republic
As a timely expression of the international day of Women-in-Science on 11 February, 19 out of 22 participants at this key CRC/POPRC joint workshop are female.
BRS Secretariat staff help highlight the importance of women and girls in science
Three-quarters of the BRS Science and Technical Assistance Branch are female, adding their voices to the international day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February.
Rotterdam Convention COP-8 meeting report - All languages now available
The final version of the report of the eighth meeting of the COP to the Rotterdam Convention is now available online in the six UN languages.
Enhancing the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention
Parties and others are invited to comment, by 31 March 2018, on the report analysing the legal and operational implications of priority actions to enhance the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention.
Accession by State of Palestine to Rotterdam Convention, increases total to 160 Parties
The State of Palestine has acceded to the Rotterdam Convention, depositing its instruments of accession to both the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions on 29 December 2017, with entry into force on 29 March 2018.
Season’s Greetings from the BRS Secretariat
A Happy New Year to all Parties, partners, stakeholders and donors from the BRS Secretariat
Online survey on definitions of the term “pesticides”
The deadline for responses by Parties has been extended to 15 February 2018.
PIC Circular now available
The latest version of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular is now available online.
BRS staff members show their support for UNEA-3’s message to Beat Pollution
Whilst key resolutions were adopted at the UN Environment Assembly yesterday in Nairobi on marine litter, air and soil pollution, and environment & health, BRS staff took to social media to show their support.
UN scientists recommend listing of 5 more chemicals
The Rotterdam and Stockholm scientific subsidiary bodies’ meetings - CRC13 and POPRC13 - successfully concluded recently in Rome, and the official Press Release is now online.
New report shows progress on gender in chemical conventions’ decision-making and planning
Together with IUCN, the BRS Secretariat publishes new research showing progress on mainstreaming gender into the work of the 3 chemical conventions.
Stakeholders invited to share opinions on knowledge management needs
The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management – SAICM - invites all stakeholders to share their views through an online survey on information needs.
New BRS App available for all your #Detox info needs
Experts attending the forthcoming scientific meetings of the Rotterdam & Stockholm conventions can download our updated App.
Trilateral cooperation boosts Rotterdam Convention implementation
Trilateral cooperation with Italy and the European Union paves the way for Turkey’s implementation of the Rotterdam Convention.
Draft reports now online ahead of Rotterdam Convention scientific committee meeting
Preliminary reviews of chemicals to be considered by the next meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-13) are online.
Online training available on sound management of chemicals and waste
UNITAR, the UN’s training and research institute, and the BRS Secretariat, together offer a range of online training modules of relevance for implementing the conventions.
The Rotterdam Convention now has 159 Parties, with Turkey depositing its instrument of ratification on 21 September 2017
Turkey has ratified to the Rotterdam Convention, with an entry into force of 20 December 2017.
Listing of four new chemicals in Annex III of the Convention
The amendments to list carbofuran, trichlorfon, short-chain chlorinated paraffins and tributyltin compounds enter into force on 15 September 2017. Parties are invited to provide import responses by 15 June 2018.
Iraq, the latest country to accede to the Rotterdam Convention, becomes the 158th Party
Iraq recently acceded to the Rotterdam Convention, increasing the number of Parties to 158.
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