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CRC-18 advance report now available in English
Download and read the report for the Chemical Review Committee on the work of its eighteenth meeting.

CRC-18 advance report now available in English

CRC-18 advance report now available in English
 
Rotterdam Convention offers technical assistance tools
The Rotterdam Convention has developed a series of tools, including a technical assistance website, an interactive map, and a resource kit, in order to strengthen the capacities of developing Parties and Parties with economies in transition.

Rotterdam Convention offers technical assistance tools

Rotterdam Convention offers technical assistance tools
 
2023 Rotterdam COP provisional agenda now available
Invitation letters to 2023 BRS COPs have been sent out to Parties.

2023 Rotterdam COP provisional agenda now available

2023 Rotterdam COP provisional agenda now available
 
Join the workshop for strengthening capacities of the Rotterdam Convention in Costa Rica!
Taking place from 28 November to 1 December 2022, the workshop is organized by the Costa Rica Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, with the support of the Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Join the workshop for strengthening capacities of the Rotterdam Convention in Costa Rica!

Join the workshop for strengthening capacities of the Rotterdam Convention in Costa Rica!
 
Rotterdam Convention Compliance Committee meets for the first time
The meeting will be held from 16 to 18 November 2022, back-to-back with the 15th Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee meeting.

Rotterdam Convention Compliance Committee meets for the first time

Rotterdam Convention Compliance Committee meets for the first time
 
Listing of two new chemicals in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention
The amendments to list decabromodiphenyl ether and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds enter into force on 22 October 2022. Parties are invited to provide import responses by 21 July 2023.

Listing of two new chemicals in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention

Listing of two new chemicals in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention

The amendments to list decabromodiphenyl ether and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds in Annex III enter into force on 22 October 2022. Parties are invited to provide import responses by 21 July 2023.

Documents
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Letter dispatching Decision Guidance Documents and request for submission of import responses on decabromodiphenyl ether and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds      
Decision Guidance Document for decabromodiphenyl ether      
Decision Guidance Document for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds      
Depositary notification with text of the amendments in the six official United Nations languages  

Import response form
Instructions on completing the import response form      
Rotterdam COP Bureau meets in Geneva from 25 to 26 October 2022
The Bureau members will discuss the provisional agenda and preparations of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention in 2023.

Rotterdam COP Bureau meets in Geneva from 25 to 26 October 2022

Rotterdam COP Bureau meets in Geneva from 25 to 26 October 2022
 
CRC-18 begins in Rome with reviews of final regulatory actions for 10 chemicals
During the 18th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee, delegates will focus on finalising guidance documents about the terbufos and iprodione pesticides, both of which could be considered for listing in 2023. The meeting will conclude on 23 September.

CRC-18 begins in Rome with reviews of final regulatory actions for 10 chemicals

CRC-18 begins in Rome with reviews of final regulatory actions for 10 chemicals
 
Advance report for COP-10 now available in English
The report of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade covers work carried out during the resumed tenth meeting (face-to-face and high-level segments).

Advance report for COP-10 now available in English

Advance report for COP-10 now available in English
 
Apply for the 5th funding cycle of the Chemicals and Waste Management Programme by 12 August!
A total of 66 countries have already been approved to receive support in the first five rounds to facilitate the fulfilment of obligations towards the chemicals and waste related instruments.

Apply for the 5th funding cycle of the Chemicals and Waste Management Programme by 12 August!

Apply for the 5th funding cycle of the Chemicals and Waste Management Programme by 12 August!
 
55th edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online
Key document on Prior Informed Consent issued for 55th time, sharing information to assist and inform Parties for better decision-making regarding pesticides and chemicals.

55th edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online

55th edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online
 
BRS COPs are reconvening in Geneva until 17 June!
The face-to-face segment of the Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS COPs) picks up where the High-level Segment left off last week in Stockholm.

BRS COPs are reconvening in Geneva until 17 June!

BRS COPs are reconvening in Geneva until 17 June!
 
Learn all about the 40+ side events during the BRS COPs!
Side events will be held during the face-to-face segment of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, from 6 to 17 June 2022, in Geneva.

Learn all about the 40+ side events during the BRS COPs!

Learn all about the 40+ side events during the BRS COPs!
 
Inspirational success stories from the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
A selection of case studies where projects implemented by the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions have led to successful outcomes for human health and the environment.

Inspirational success stories from the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Inspirational success stories from the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
 
Impact of COVID-19 on BRS meetings <span class="attentionNote">(Updated 11 April 2022)</span>
 

Impact of COVID-19 on BRS meetings (Updated 11 April 2022)

Impact of COVID-19 on BRS meetings <span class="attentionNote">(Updated 11 April 2022)</span>
 
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