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57th edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now available
Published on a biannual basis, the PIC Circular is a key document in the implementation of the Rotterdam Convention, both for the operation of the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure, and for the exchange of information on hazardous chemicals.
Briefing on the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention, the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention and the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention
The online briefings will provide an overview of the issues that will be considered by the next meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions and introduce the schedule of the meetings of the conferences of the Parties and other practical information.
COP 10 final report now available in the six UN Languages
Download and read the final report of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention on the work of its resumed tenth meeting (face-to-face and high-level segments), held in June 2022. 
CRC-18 final report now available in the six UN Languages
Download and read the final report for the Chemical Review Committee on the work of its eighteenth meeting.
The Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention successfully organized a face-to-face orientation workshop for members of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) in Rome, Italy, from 6 to 8 March 2023.
The three-day training session was designed to support new members to fully contribute to the intersessional work building up to the nineteenth meeting of the Committee in October 2023. The workshop consisted of theoretical concepts and practical case studies aimed to further develop the technical ...
Regional preparations in the lead-up the 2023 BRS Conventions COPs
Regional preparatory meetings for the upcoming meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions are taking place in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe and GRULAC regions during March 2023.
Briefings on the proposal to amend Articles 7, 10, 11 and 22 of the Rotterdam Convention and to add a new Annex VIII
The objective of these webinars is for the proponents and co-sponsors to provide information on their proposal to amend Articles 7, 10, 11 and 22 of the Rotterdam Convention and to add a new Annex VIII.
Outcomes of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee and the Rotterdam Convention Compliance Committee meetings
The objective of this online briefing is to inform Parties to the Basel and Rotterdam Conventions, observers and other stakeholders on the outcomes of the fifteenth meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee (BC ICC-15) and the first meeting of the Rotterdam Convention&r...
Apply for a side event at the 2023 BRS COPs!
All side events will be held during lunch breaks and in the evenings. The deadline for applications is 1 March 2023.
Happy holidays and a prosperous 2023!
56th edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now available
Published on a biannual basis, the PIC Circular is a key document in the implementation of the Rotterdam Convention, both for the operation of the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure, and for the exchange of information on hazardous chemicals.
56th edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online
Key document on Prior Informed Consent issued for 56th time, sharing information to assist and inform Parties for better decision-making regarding pesticides and chemicals.
Rotterdam COP Bureau meeting report now available
The meeting took place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 25 October 2022.
Rotterdam Convention Compliance Committee meets for the first time
The Rotterdam Convention Compliance Committee successfully concluded its inaugural meeting on 18 November 2022, following three days of intense deliberations.
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.
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.
2023 Rotterdam COP provisional agenda now available
Invitation letters to 2023 BRS COPs have been sent out to Parties.
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.
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.
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.
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