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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

 

BRS participates in the 21st Ministerial Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean in Buenos Aires, 11 to 12 October
BRS Executive Secretary moderates the “Ministerial Dialogue on Innovative Solutions to Detoxify our Environment” on marine plastic litter and sound management of chemicals & waste.

BRS participates in the 21st Ministerial Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean in Buenos Aires, 11 to 12 October

BRS participates in the 21st Ministerial Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean in Buenos Aires, 11 to 12 October
 
News on actions to tackle marine plastic litter, chemicals & wastes, just a click away
Read the BRS Newsletter, now online, to keep up with actions for a clean planet and healthy people.

News on actions to tackle marine plastic litter, chemicals & wastes, just a click away

News on actions to tackle marine plastic litter, chemicals & wastes, just a click away
 
BRS Regional information sessions series continues in Chisinau, Moldova
Regional information sessions, throughout October, are staged back-to-back with Minamata Convention COP-2 preparatory meetings.

BRS Regional information sessions series continues in Chisinau, Moldova

BRS Regional information sessions series continues in Chisinau, Moldova
 
Preparations intensify for Rotterdam Convention’s CRC-14
Updated information, meeting documents and draft task group reports are now online for the forthcoming, 14th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee.

Preparations intensify for Rotterdam Convention’s CRC-14

Preparations intensify for Rotterdam Convention’s CRC-14
 
Global gatherings of chemicals and waste expertise as BRS stages subsidiary body meetings
Scientific, legal and policy experts from across the world converge on Geneva and Rome to prepare decisions for the sound management of chemicals and waste.

Global gatherings of chemicals and waste expertise as BRS stages subsidiary body meetings

Global gatherings of chemicals and waste expertise as BRS stages subsidiary body meetings

 

Enhancing the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention
The report of the meeting of the intersessional working group that met in Riga, Latvia, on 4-6 June 2018, is now available online.

Enhancing the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention

Enhancing the effectiveness of the Rotterdam Convention
 
Documents now online for Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee meeting (CRC-14)
Charged with considering Draft Decision Guidance Documents for three chemicals and Final Regulatory Actions for 3 chemicals, CRC scientific experts meet in Rome 11-14 September, 2018.

Documents now online for Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee meeting (CRC-14)

Documents now online for Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee meeting (CRC-14)
 
BRS contributes to high-level political debate on sound management
BRS chief Rolph Payet participated in discussions at the High-Level Political Forum in New York, at which Sweden announced the launch of the High Ambition Alliance on Chemicals and Waste.

BRS contributes to high-level political debate on sound management

BRS contributes to high-level political debate on sound management
 
Regional meeting in Mozambique boosts Rotterdam Convention implementation in Southern Africa
Officials from 5 southern African countries meet in Maputo, Mozambique, for training on notification of final regulatory actions.

Regional meeting in Mozambique boosts Rotterdam Convention implementation in Southern Africa

Regional meeting in Mozambique boosts Rotterdam Convention implementation in Southern Africa

 

Report on implementation of BRS programmes of work & budgets now available
Now online: Secretariat report on the implementation of the programmes of work & budgets of the Basel, Rotterdam & Stockholm conventions for the biennium 2016-2017

Report on implementation of BRS programmes of work & budgets now available

Report on implementation of BRS programmes of work & budgets now available

 

Preparations for Rotterdam Convention COP-9 underway
The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention met from 26 to 27 June 2018 in Geneva, to discuss preparations for the RC COP-9 in 2019. The meeting report is now online.

Preparations for Rotterdam Convention COP-9 underway

Preparations for Rotterdam Convention COP-9 underway
 
New Executive Secretary (FAO) appointed for Rotterdam Convention
Hans Dreyer, Director of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Plant Production and Protection Division, has joined the Rotterdam Convention Secretariat, ad interim and effective 1 May 2018.

New Executive Secretary (FAO) appointed for Rotterdam Convention

New Executive Secretary (FAO) appointed for Rotterdam Convention
 
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