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Online survey on definitions of the term “pesticides”
The deadline for responses by Parties has been extended to 15 February 2018.
PIC Circular now available
The latest version of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular is now available online.
BRS staff members show their support for UNEA-3’s message to Beat Pollution
Whilst key resolutions were adopted at the UN Environment Assembly yesterday in Nairobi on marine litter, air and soil pollution, and environment & health, BRS staff took to social media to show their support.
UN scientists recommend listing of 5 more chemicals
The Rotterdam and Stockholm scientific subsidiary bodies’ meetings - CRC13 and POPRC13 - successfully concluded recently in Rome, and the official Press Release is now online.
New report shows progress on gender in chemical conventions’ decision-making and planning
Together with IUCN, the BRS Secretariat publishes new research showing progress on mainstreaming gender into the work of the 3 chemical conventions.
Stakeholders invited to share opinions on knowledge management needs
The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management – SAICM - invites all stakeholders to share their views through an online survey on information needs.
New BRS App available for all your #Detox info needs
Experts attending the forthcoming scientific meetings of the Rotterdam & Stockholm conventions can download our updated App.
Trilateral cooperation boosts Rotterdam Convention implementation
Trilateral cooperation with Italy and the European Union paves the way for Turkey’s implementation of the Rotterdam Convention.
Draft reports now online ahead of Rotterdam Convention scientific committee meeting
Preliminary reviews of chemicals to be considered by the next meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-13) are online.
Online training available on sound management of chemicals and waste
UNITAR, the UN’s training and research institute, and the BRS Secretariat, together offer a range of online training modules of relevance for implementing the conventions.
The Rotterdam Convention now has 159 Parties, with Turkey depositing its instrument of ratification on 21 September 2017
Turkey has ratified to the Rotterdam Convention, with an entry into force of 20 December 2017.
Listing of four new chemicals in Annex III of the Convention
The amendments to list carbofuran, trichlorfon, short-chain chlorinated paraffins and tributyltin compounds enter into force on 15 September 2017. Parties are invited to provide import responses by 15 June 2018.
Iraq, the latest country to accede to the Rotterdam Convention, becomes the 158th Party
Iraq recently acceded to the Rotterdam Convention, increasing the number of Parties to 158.
Farmers’ Field Schools assist rural communities in Cabo Verde
Secretariat staff from FAO are assisting the Government of Cabo Verde protect rural communities and the environment from the potentially harmful effects of pesticides.
New important link to support pesticide risk evaluation
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a Pesticide Registration Toolkit, which can be used as a decision support system.
Rotterdam Convention COP-8 meeting report now available
The Advance English version of the report of the eighth meeting of the COP to the Rotterdam Convention is now available online.
Survey to gather information on priority actions to enhance the effectiveness of the Rotterdam convention
Parties are invited to respond to the online survey, available in English, French and Spanish, by 31 October 2017.
Nominations required for experts to contribute to intersessional work of the Rotterdam Convention
Nominations for experts, are now required from Parties and others, with a deadline of 30 September 2017.
Connecting the sound management of chemicals and waste, children’s rights, and the environment
The BRS Secretariat contributed to the recent consultation on human rights and the environment, organised alongside the June session of the Human Rights Council.
Busy agenda for Rotterdam Convention’s scientific body (CRC) meeting in Rome, October 2017
Scientific experts of the Chemicals Review Committee will meet from 23 to 27 October to, inter alia, consider final regulatory actions for 13 chemicals
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