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Sub-regional workshop on pesticides equivalence builds capacity amongst Parties in Latin America
More than 50 government officials from 10 different countries and representatives of the private sector gathered recently in Buenos Aires. A new partnership between the Rotterdam Convention, industry associations and national registration authorities is envisaged. See the Argentinian government&rsqu...

Sub-regional workshop on pesticides equivalence builds capacity amongst Parties in Latin America

Sub-regional workshop on pesticides equivalence builds capacity amongst Parties in Latin America
 
More than 100 participants attend regional meeting to boost implementation of the Basel and Rotterdam conventions in Africa
Dakar, Senegal, hosts a capacity-building workshop for governments and other stakeholders working towards the sound management of chemicals and waste, including plastic waste. Funding support kindly provided by the Government of France.

More than 100 participants attend regional meeting to boost implementation of the Basel and Rotterdam conventions in Africa

More than 100 participants attend regional meeting to boost implementation of the Basel and Rotterdam conventions in Africa
 
Amendments to add two new chemicals to the Rotterdam Convention enter into force on 16 September
The amendments to list hexabromocyclododecane and phorate in Annex III enter into force on 16 September 2019. Parties are invited to provide import responses by 16 June 2020.

Amendments to add two new chemicals to the Rotterdam Convention enter into force on 16 September

Amendments to add two new chemicals to the Rotterdam Convention enter into force on 16 September

The amendments to list hexabromocyclododecane and phorate in Annex III enter into force on 16 September 2019. Parties are invited to provide import responses  by 16 June 2020.

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Letter dispatching Decision Guidance Documents and request for submission of import responses on hexabromocyclododecane and phorate Download Letter dispatching Decision Guidance Documents and request for submission of import responses on hexabromocyclododecane and phorate in English Download Letter dispatching Decision Guidance Documents and request for submission of import responses on hexabromocyclododecane and phorate in French Download Letter dispatching Decision Guidance Documents and request for submission of import responses on hexabromocyclododecane and phorate in Spanish
Decision Guidance Document for hexabromocyclododecane Download Decision Guidance Document for hexabromocyclododecane in English  Download Decision Guidance Document for hexabromocyclododecane in English Download Decision Guidance Document for hexabromocyclododecane in French  Download Decision Guidance Document for hexabromocyclododecane in French Download Decision Guidance Document for hexabromocyclododecane in Spanish  Download Decision Guidance Document for hexabromocyclododecane in Spanish
Decision Guidance Document for phorate Download Decision Guidance Document for phorate in English  Download Decision Guidance Document for phorate in English Download Decision Guidance Document for phorate in French  Download Decision Guidance Document for phorate in French Download Decision Guidance Document for phorate in Spanish  Download Decision Guidance Document for phorate in Spanish
Depositary notification with text of the amendments in the six official United Nations languages Download Depositary notification with text of the amendments in the six official United Nations languages - with cover note in English Download Depositary notification with text of the amendments in the six official United Nations languages - with cover note in French  
Import response form Download Import response form in English  Download Import response form in French  Download Import response form in Spanish 
Instructions on completing the import response form Download Instructions on completing the import response form in English  Download Instructions on completing the import response form in French  Download Instructions on completing the import response form in Spanish 

 

Four new chemicals to be considered for Rotterdam Convention listing: background preliminary documents now online
The Chemical Review Committee (CRC-15) meets from 8 to 10 October in Rome and will consider four new chemicals. Parties and Observers are now invited to comment.

Four new chemicals to be considered for Rotterdam Convention listing: background preliminary documents now online

Four new chemicals to be considered for Rotterdam Convention listing: background preliminary documents now online
 
Meeting report from the recent Rotterdam Convention COP now available
The meeting report of the recent COP-9 meeting is now accessible (advance English version).

Meeting report from the recent Rotterdam Convention COP now available

Meeting report from the recent Rotterdam Convention COP now available
 
Follow-up to RC COP-9 decisions on sound management of chemicals
Parties and observers are kindly asked to respond to requests from the recent COP for follow-up to decisions taken in May.

Follow-up to RC COP-9 decisions on sound management of chemicals

Follow-up to RC COP-9 decisions on sound management of chemicals
 
Funding support available for sound management of chemicals and waste
The French government’s new fund supports activities in support of the global chemicals conventions in developing countries, and has a deadline for project proposals of 4 October 2019.

Funding support available for sound management of chemicals and waste

Funding support available for sound management of chemicals and waste
 
Behind the Scenes at the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions 2019 COPs - video
Watch the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions “Behind the Scenes” video for a better understanding of how the Triple COPs work.

Behind the Scenes at the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions 2019 COPs - video

Behind the Scenes at the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions 2019 COPs - video

 

Latest edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online in English, French and Spanish
The BRS Secretariat is proud to publish Edition XLIX of the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Circular, a key mechanism for the exchange of information on hazardous chemicals.

Latest edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online in English, French and Spanish

Latest edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online in English, French and Spanish
 
Highlights of the 2019 BRS COPs captured on video
Watch key parts of the Triple COPs, including the moment Parties decided, by consensus, to amend the Basel Convention to tackle plastic wastes.

Highlights of the 2019 BRS COPs captured on video

Highlights of the 2019 BRS COPs captured on video
 
2019 Triple COPs open in Geneva: for a Clean Planet & Healthy People
Read the opening day BRS press release, outlining what to expect from the 2019 meetings of the conferences of parties to the Basel, Rotterdam & Stockholm conventions.

2019 Triple COPs open in Geneva: for a Clean Planet & Healthy People

2019 Triple COPs open in Geneva: for a Clean Planet & Healthy People
 
Bring your own bottle to reduce the footprint of the 2019 Triple COPs – for a Clean Planet, Healthy People!
To reduce plastic waste at the meetings of the conferences of the Parties, arrangements have been made with the venue and catering service to minimize the use of plastic take-out containers, sandwich bags, cutlery and cups. Delegates are therefore invited to bring reusable drinking containers (mugs,...

Bring your own bottle to reduce the footprint of the 2019 Triple COPs – for a Clean Planet, Healthy People!

Bring your own bottle to reduce the footprint of the 2019 Triple COPs – for a Clean Planet, Healthy People!
 
Regional meetings in Brno and Montevideo continue Triple COPs preparations
With thanks to Norway and Switzerland for funding support, BRS regional preparatory meetings continue this week in Brno, Czech Republic and in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Regional meetings in Brno and Montevideo continue Triple COPs preparations

Regional meetings in Brno and Montevideo continue Triple COPs preparations
 
Regional preparations for Triple COPs continue with African meeting in Nairobi, Kenya
With thanks to Norway and Switzerland for funding support, African countries come together in Nairobi, 18 to 20 March, to prepare for the 2019 Triple COPs.

Regional preparations for Triple COPs continue with African meeting in Nairobi, Kenya

Regional preparations for Triple COPs continue with African meeting in Nairobi, Kenya
 
BRS Secretariat contributes to UNEA-4 in promoting sound management of chemicals and wastes
The Secretariat is participating in more than 10 events, has submitted numerous background documents, and stages 2 exhibitions throughout the 4th UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, 11 to 15 March.

BRS Secretariat contributes to UNEA-4 in promoting sound management of chemicals and wastes

BRS Secretariat contributes to UNEA-4 in promoting sound management of chemicals and wastes
 
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