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BRS Secretariat at UNEA-6
The Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions will participate in the upcoming UNEA-6 to show case the contributions of the BRS conventions to tackle the triple planetary crisis and to attain the SDGs, while highlighting ongoing cooperation with UNEP.
Orientation workshop for members of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC)
The Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention is organizing a three-day face-to-face workshop to orient members of the CRC, in preparation for the intersessional work building up to the twentieth annual meeting of the Committee (CRC-20).
Inception workshop in Malaysia to enhance capacity in monitoring pesticide use in the field
The national project on pesticide use and incident monitoring aims to enhance capacity in monitoring pesticide use in the field, identifying those that cause severe health problems in Malaysia.
COP-11 meeting report in languages now available
The final version of the report of the Rotterdam Convention COP-11 is now available in all 6 UN languages.
BRS Secretariat Highlights of 2023
As we look back on 2023, the BRS Secretariat is proud to share with you some of the key highlights that has made this year a special one!
BRS at COP-28: How the sound management of chemicals and waste relates to climate action
The BRS Secretariat engaged in COP28 in various events and shares its takeaways from the meeting on the contribution of the sound management of chemicals and wastes to climate action.
Publication of the 58th edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular
58th edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular is now available! The PIC Circular is a key document in the implementation of the Rotterdam Convention for the operation of the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure and for the exchange of information on hazardous chemicals in international tr...
CRC-19 meeting report
An advance English version of the report of the nineteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee is now available.
National Workshop for the Implementation of the Rotterdam Convention in Ecuador
This national workshop provided the opportunity to review in detail the status of implementation of the Convention in Ecuador, exchange information about its national system and unite the institutions in charge of the management of chemicals and pesticides in the country.
BRS Secretariat at the Climate Change COP28
BRS Secretariat engagement at the upcoming Climate Change COP28 to highlight the benefits of integrating the management of chemicals and waste and, circularity economy approaches, into climate actions.
Training Course on Basic Principles of Chairing and Role of the Chairs of Meetings of the BRS Conventions
Enhance your chairing skills by taking the free, upgraded training course on Principles of Chairing and Role of the Chairs of BRS Convention Meetings.
National Workshop on the Implementation of the Rotterdam Convention in Pakistan
This national workshop provides an opportunity to review in detail the status of implementation of the Convention in Pakistan and to exchange information pertaining its national system for chemical and pesticide management.
COP-11 meeting report now available
Read the advance English version of the report of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention.
Listing of terbufos in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention
The amendment to list terbufos in Annex III enters into force on 22 October 2023. Parties are invited to provide their import response by 21 July 2024.
The Chemical Review Committee at its 19th meeting recommends adding chlorpyrifos and mercury to the Rotterdam Convention
The Chemical Review Committee at its 19th meeting recommended that chlorpyrifos and mercury be listed in Annex III to the Convention.
CRC-19 - Day 3 highlights
Today, the 19th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-19) continued its work, resuming at 9:30am, for the third day.
CRC-19 - Day 2 highlights
Following a busy first day with discussions both in plenary and contact groups, the second day of the 19th meeting of the Chemical Review Meeting (CRC-19) resumed today at 9:30am.
CRC-19 - Day 1 highlights
The 19th meeting of the Chemical Review Meeting (CRC-19) officially started today in Rome, at the FAO Headquarters, under the leadership of the CRC Chair, Ms. Noluzuko Gwayi.
Meeting documents for CRC-19 are now available
The nineteenth meeting of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee will take place from 3 to 6 October 2023 in Rome, Italy, back-to-back with the nineteenth meeting of the Stockholm Convention POPs Review Committee.
Follow-up to Rotterdam Convention COP-11 kick-started
Check out the various calls for information and nominations set out in decisions of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Rotterdam Convention.
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