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As preparation for the 2019 Triple COPs, the outcomes of the Joint Bureaux meeting are now online
The report of the joint meeting of the COPs bureaux, held in Geneva from 15 to 16 November 2018, is now available online.

As preparation for the 2019 Triple COPs, the outcomes of the Joint Bureaux meeting are now online

As preparation for the 2019 Triple COPs, the outcomes of the Joint Bureaux meeting are now online
 
BRS Secretariat marks International Day of Women & Girls in Science
Meet the BRS Science & Technical Assistance Branch, which has female staff from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, & Latin America, all working for a Clean Planet & Healthy People.

BRS Secretariat marks International Day of Women & Girls in Science

BRS Secretariat marks International Day of Women & Girls in Science
 
The 2019 Triple COPs are coming!
Read the new BRS Blog to find out how the COPs will contribute to a clean planet and healthy people.

The 2019 Triple COPs are coming!

The 2019 Triple COPs are coming!
 
First batch of pre-session documents, including budget documents for consideration by the COPs, now online
Pre-session documents for the 2019 COPs, including the proposed programmes of work and budgets for the conventions for 2020-2021, are now available.

First batch of pre-session documents, including budget documents for consideration by the COPs, now online

First batch of pre-session documents, including budget documents for consideration by the COPs, now online
 
Chemicals and waste “Information Fair” at the 2019 BRS Triple COPs
Apply for space at the Information Fair, 2 to 4 May, to showcase products, processes or partnerships which improve implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions.

Chemicals and waste “Information Fair” at the 2019 BRS Triple COPs

Chemicals and waste “Information Fair” at the 2019 BRS Triple COPs
 
Four joint regional meetings to help Parties prepare for the 2019 Triple COPs
Regional preparatory meetings for the 2019 COPs will be held throughout March 2019, jointly with meetings on the Minamata Convention & SAICM. Invitation letters for the meetings have been sent out.

Four joint regional meetings to help Parties prepare for the 2019 Triple COPs

Four joint regional meetings to help Parties prepare for the 2019 Triple COPs
 
Outcomes online of the 14th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee
The final version of the CRC-14 meeting report is now available in all United Nations languages.

Outcomes online of the 14th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee

Outcomes online of the 14th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee
 
PIC Circular XLVIII now available
The latest version of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular is now available online.

PIC Circular XLVIII now available

PIC Circular XLVIII now available
 
Regional workshop in Kyrgyzstan builds government capacities for implementing Rotterdam Convention
Officials from 10 countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus were trained during an FAO workshop in Bishkek, 19 to 23 November.

Regional workshop in Kyrgyzstan builds government capacities for implementing Rotterdam Convention

Regional workshop in Kyrgyzstan builds government capacities for implementing Rotterdam Convention
 
Vanuatu the latest country to accede to the Rotterdam Convention, to protect human health and the environment
Vanuatu has become the 161st Party to the Rotterdam Convention, with entry into force on 14 January 2019.

Vanuatu the latest country to accede to the Rotterdam Convention, to protect human health and the environment

Vanuatu the latest country to accede to the Rotterdam Convention, to protect human health and the environment
 
Joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions
The bureaux will meet on 15 and 16 November 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss preparations for the 2019 triple COPs.

Joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

Joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions
 
Outcomes of the 14th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee now online
The advance English version of the CRC-14 meeting report is now available.

Outcomes of the 14th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee now online

Outcomes of the 14th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee now online
 
Compliance - Parties notified of a proposal to amend the Rotterdam Convention by adding a new annex
Written comments are invited by 31 December 2018, on a proposal for COP-9 to add a new Annex VII to the Convention covering compliance procedures and mechanisms.

Compliance - Parties notified of a proposal to amend the Rotterdam Convention by adding a new annex

Compliance - Parties notified of a proposal to amend the Rotterdam Convention by adding a new annex
 
Parties notified of proposals for listing additional chemicals to Rotterdam Convention's Annex III
Written comments are invited by 31 December 2018, on proposals for the next COP to amend Annex III to bring additional chemicals under prior informed consent procedure.

Parties notified of proposals for listing additional chemicals to Rotterdam Convention's Annex III

Parties notified of proposals for listing additional chemicals to Rotterdam Convention's Annex III
 
BRS Regional information sessions series concludes with Latin America and Caribbean meeting in Lima, Peru
Regional information sessions, throughout October, are staged back-to-back with Minamata Convention COP-2 preparatory meetings.

BRS Regional information sessions series concludes with Latin America and Caribbean meeting in Lima, Peru

BRS Regional information sessions series concludes with Latin America and Caribbean meeting in Lima, Peru

 

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