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Journalists: Cover the 2021 Triple COPs on the sound management of chemicals and waste
Accreditation process now open for correspondents seeking to attend the meetings of the Conferences of Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam & Stockholm conventions, (online segment) from 26 to 30 July 2021.

Journalists: Cover the 2021 Triple COPs on the sound management of chemicals and waste

Journalists: Cover the 2021 Triple COPs on the sound management of chemicals and waste
 
53d edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online
Key document on Prior Informed Consent issued for 53d time, sharing information to assist and inform Parties for better decision-making regarding pesticides and chemicals.

53d edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online

53d edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online
 
Online workshop for Designated National Authorities highlights the importance of information exchange for implementing the Rotterdam Convention (in Spanish, from 8 June to 1 July 2021)
Capacity building workshop to strengthen capacities of DNAs in Spanish speaking countries for the notification of Final Regulatory Actions and submission of Import Responses under the Rotterdam Convention.

Online workshop for Designated National Authorities highlights the importance of information exchange for implementing the Rotterdam Convention (in Spanish, from 8 June to 1 July 2021)

Online workshop for Designated National Authorities highlights the importance of information exchange for implementing the Rotterdam Convention (in Spanish, from 8 June to 1 July 2021)
 
The UN International Day of Biodiversity marked as BRS participates in the second Global Biodiversity Festival
Join Rolph Payet and 150 other eminent speakers at the online Global BioFest, 20 to 23 May 2021.

The UN International Day of Biodiversity marked as BRS participates in the second Global Biodiversity Festival

The UN International Day of Biodiversity marked as BRS participates in the second Global Biodiversity Festival
 
Online regional preparations for the online segment of the 2021 COPs begin with the African and Eastern European meetings
With thanks to Norway and Switzerland for funding support, African and Eastern European countries come together online in May, to prepare for the online segment of the 2021 COPs.

Online regional preparations for the online segment of the 2021 COPs begin with the African and Eastern European meetings

Online regional preparations for the online segment of the 2021 COPs begin with the African and Eastern European meetings
 
Outcomes of the resumed session of the Joint Bureaux meeting are now online
The report of the resumed session of the joint meeting of the COPs Bureaux, held online on 26 February 2021, is now available online.

Outcomes of the resumed session of the Joint Bureaux meeting are now online

Outcomes of the resumed session of the Joint Bureaux meeting are now online
 
Funding available for projects on the sound management of chemicals and waste
The UNEP Special Programme, open until August 2021, supports governments to implement the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm conventions.

Funding available for projects on the sound management of chemicals and waste

Funding available for projects on the sound management of chemicals and waste
 
New Rotterdam Convention publications promote the protection of children from hazardous labour practices
Download the two new guidance manuals, produced together with FAO’s Child Labour in Agriculture Prevention Team.

New Rotterdam Convention publications promote the protection of children from hazardous labour practices

New Rotterdam Convention publications promote the protection of children from hazardous labour practices
 
On International Women’s Day, and everyday, BRS salutes women around the world working for the sound management of chemicals and waste
Read our Gender Heroes series for inspiring stories of women’s leadership on implementing at local levels the global agreements for a healthy planet.

On International Women’s Day, and everyday, BRS salutes women around the world working for the sound management of chemicals and waste

On International Women’s Day, and everyday, BRS salutes women around the world working for the sound management of chemicals and waste
 
BRS COP Bureaux agree on a way forward for the organization of the 2021 Triple COPs
The BRS COP Bureaux have agreed at their resumed joint meeting on 26 February 2021 to hold the Basel Convention’s COP-15, the Rotterdam Convention’s COP-10 and the Stockholm Convention’s COP-10, back-to-back in two segments: an online segment in 2021 and a face-to-face segment in 2...

BRS COP Bureaux agree on a way forward for the organization of the 2021 Triple COPs

BRS COP Bureaux agree on a way forward for the organization of the 2021 Triple COPs
 
Need more information about the Rotterdam Convention’s PIC Circular? Watch the webinar recording to learn more
The Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Circular has been published 52 times and is a key mechanism for sharing information on the trade in hazardous pesticides and chemicals.

Need more information about the Rotterdam Convention’s PIC Circular? Watch the webinar recording to learn more

Need more information about the Rotterdam Convention’s PIC Circular? Watch the webinar recording to learn more
 
BRS Executive Secretary addresses the Leadership Dialogue at the 5th UN Environment Assembly, 22-23 February 2021
Watch Rolph Payet’s video address, which focusses on the environmental dimension for building a resilient and inclusive post-pandemic world.

BRS Executive Secretary addresses the Leadership Dialogue at the 5th UN Environment Assembly, 22-23 February 2021

BRS Executive Secretary addresses the Leadership Dialogue at the 5th UN Environment Assembly, 22-23 February 2021
 
Join the upcoming BRS webinars, which cover many key aspects of the three conventions’ implementation
Webinars cover the Basel Convention’s Plastic Waste Partnership, Small Grants Projects, & Strategic Framework Final Evaluation Report; the Rotterdam Convention’s export notification system; & outcomes from the Stockholm Convention’s POPRC-16 meeting.

Join the upcoming BRS webinars, which cover many key aspects of the three conventions’ implementation

Join the upcoming BRS webinars, which cover many key aspects of the three conventions’ implementation
 
Six months countdown to the BRS 2021 COPs starts today
This days also marks the communication of 3 proposals to amend the Basel Convention in addition to the proposals to amend Annexes III to the Rotterdam Convention and to amend Annexes A, B, and/or C of the Stockholm Convention communicated on 15 December 2020.

Six months countdown to the BRS 2021 COPs starts today

Six months countdown to the BRS 2021 COPs starts today
 
52d edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online
Key document on Prior Informed Consent issued for 52d time, sharing information to assist and inform Parties for better decision-making regarding pesticides and chemicals.

52d edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online

52d edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online
 
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