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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.

Regional meeting in Uruguay builds capacity for Rotterdam Convention implementation

Regional meeting in Uruguay builds capacity for Rotterdam Convention implementation

 

Group meets to enhance the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention
Documents are now available for the working group meeting in Riga, Latvia, 4-6 June 2018, which considers priority actions for enhancing implementation of the Convention.

Group meets to enhance the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention

Group meets to enhance the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention
 
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.

New document provides clarity on Rotterdam Convention use definitions

New document provides clarity on Rotterdam Convention use definitions
 
Rome workshop brings together Rotterdam Convention scientific experts from across the world
The new members of the Chemical Review Committee meet for an orientation workshop in Rome, 16 to 18 April, ahead of commencing their terms of office on 1 May.

Rome workshop brings together Rotterdam Convention scientific experts from across the world

Rome workshop brings together Rotterdam Convention scientific experts from across the world

 

On International Women’s Day, BRS seeks more Gender Heroes
The BRS Secretariat invites Parties and stakeholders to submit stories highlighting innovative or inspiring examples of gender mainstreaming for sound management of chemicals and waste.

On International Women’s Day, BRS seeks more Gender Heroes

On International Women’s Day, BRS seeks more Gender Heroes
 
The BRS Secretariat celebrates International Women’s Day
Women are disproportionately impacted by hazardous chemicals and waste. Gender mainstreaming case studies, profiles of Gender Heroes and Gender Pioneers, and the BRS Gender Action Plan are all available on our website.

The BRS Secretariat celebrates International Women’s Day

The BRS Secretariat celebrates International Women’s Day
 
Report of the Rotterdam Convention’s CRC-13 meeting now available in all languages
The final version of the report of the Chemical Review Committee’s 13th meeting is now available in the six UN languages.

Report of the Rotterdam Convention’s CRC-13 meeting now available in all languages

Report of the Rotterdam Convention’s CRC-13 meeting now available in all languages

 

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.

Regional collaboration in West Africa boosts capacity for sound management of chemicals

Regional collaboration in West Africa boosts capacity for sound management of chemicals

In the past dozen years the CILSS countries of the African Sahel have collaborated to implement the Rotterdam Convention, accomplishing together much more than they could have done individually. This is the first case of regional implementation of the Rotterdam Convention. Its success is offered as an example to other regions of the benefits of collaboration.

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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.

Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions’ scientific subsidiary bodies training in Brno, Czech Republic

Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions’ scientific subsidiary bodies training in Brno, Czech Republic
 
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.

BRS Secretariat staff help highlight the importance of women and girls in science

BRS Secretariat staff help highlight the importance of women and girls in science
 
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.

Rotterdam Convention COP-8 meeting report - All languages now available

Rotterdam Convention COP-8 meeting report - All languages now available
 
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.

Enhancing the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention

Enhancing 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.

Accession by State of Palestine to Rotterdam Convention, increases total to 160 Parties

Accession by State of Palestine to Rotterdam Convention, increases total to 160 Parties

 

Season’s Greetings from the BRS Secretariat
A Happy New Year to all Parties, partners, stakeholders and donors from the BRS Secretariat

Season’s Greetings from the BRS Secretariat

Season’s Greetings 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.

Online survey on definitions of the term “pesticides”

Online survey on definitions of the term “pesticides”
 
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