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Asia-Pacific preparatory meetings held in the lead-up to the triple COPs
The Asia-Pacific regional preparatory meeting for the upcoming Conference of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions take place from 27 to 29 March in Bali, back-to-back with the 4th meeting of the Conference of Parties of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Submit your proposal for side events in the upcoming BRS COPs!
Join us in Geneva from 6 to 17 June for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Conference of Parties, and support the role of multilateral environmental agreements in protecting human health and our planet. Deadline for event submissions is 22 April 2022.
Addressing the exposure of child labourers to pesticides and agrochemicals
FAO co-organised a special session during the 33rd International Congress on Occupational Health to advocate for the elimination of hazardous child labour through the promotion of decent work for youth and safe and sustainable farming practices.
Rolph Payet speaks on the science of chemicals and wastes
BRS Executive Secretary gave an interview on UNEP’s decision to establish a science-policy panel that will further contribute to the sound management of chemicals and waste.
Celebrating 35 years of compliance mechanisms under the UNEP-administered MEAs
Held on the margins of the United Nations Environment Programme’s 50th anniversary, the event explored ways of keeping environmental governance effective under the Multilateral Environmental Agreements.
UNEP@50: MEAs celebrate 35 years of compliance mechanisms
Join the side event during the special session of the UNEA, co-organized by the eight UNEP-administered Multilateral Environmental Agreements.
All for one and one for all!
Celebrating ten years of collaboration in the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.
Webinar on the Rotterdam Convention objectives, functions, and obligations of the Parties
Sign up to attend on 24 February!
Report of the Rotterdam Convention COP-10 (online segment) now available in all UN languages
The report of the 10th Meeting of the Conference of Parties (online segment) is available to view or download in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian.
Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2022
The Executive Secretaries and team whish you Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2022.
54th edition of the Rotterdam Convention PIC Circular now online
Key document on Prior Informed Consent issued for 54th time, sharing information to assist and inform Parties for better decision-making regarding pesticides and chemicals.
Biopesticides: how safe and effective are they?
On 13 December, join us for a webinar examining the challenges and opportunities that stem from registering and regulating biopesticides. Featuring high level speakers from FAO, the OECD, the European Commission, and prominent entities from across the industry.
Webinar on Strategies to reduce the use of highly hazardous pesticides, Friday 3 December
Join the latest in the free capacity-building webinars, organised by the Rotterdam Convention Secretariat.
Webinar on Integrated Pest Management, Thursday 25 November
Join the latest in the free capacity-building webinars, organised by the Rotterdam Convention Secretariat.
Webinar to improve management of obsolete pesticides, Thursday 18 November 13-15h CET
Join this week’s webinar on “Towards Sustainable Management of Obsolete Stocks and Pesticide Packaging through Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation”.
Capacity-building workshops throughout November for Caribbean & Latin American Designated National Authorities
Sessions in English on 2, 8, 10, 15, 22, 24 and 29 November give an overview of pesticide risk assessment, evaluation, and regulation.
Press Release: Unsound management of chemicals and wastes underpins runaway climate change
As the climate change COP-26 opens in Glasgow, the new BRS Press Release highlights the linkages between chemicals, waste, and climate change.
UN Palais des Nations in Geneva turns green as key climate change talks begin at COP-26, 1 November 2021
Landmark building illuminated by Basel Convention green to highlight links between climate change and chemicals and waste, including plastic waste.
Grenada becomes the 165th Party to the Rotterdam Convention
Rotterdam Convention continues to move towards universal coverage as Grenada deposits its instrument of accession, with entry into force on 13 January, 2022.
National workshop on implementing the Rotterdam Convention in Nepal, online from 30 September to 25 October 2021
The workshop features multiple sessions including training, capacity-building, dialogue between stakeholders and the identification of key elements of a national implementation plan.
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