Side Events

Monday 4 May

13:15 - 14:45 Side Event: How science, technology and innovation can tackle drivers of chemicals and waste. Focus: Lifecycle of plastic as a driver of POPs pollution

Organized by GEF

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UNEP How science, technology and innovation can tackle drivers of chemicals and waste Download How science, technology and innovation can tackle drivers of chemicals and waste in MS-Word format

13:15 - 14:45 Side Event: Towards the elimination of PCB

Organized by UNEP Chemicals

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UNEP, MAP, GEF, MED Partnership Environmentally Sound Management of equipment, stocks and wastes containing or contaminated by PCBs in national electricity companies of Mediterranean countries Download Environmentally Sound Management of equipment, stocks and wastes containing or contaminated by PCBs in national electricity companies of Mediterranean countries in PDF format
UNEP Towards the Elimination of PCB Download Towards the Elimination of PCB in MS-Word format Download Towards the Elimination of PCB in PDF format

Tuesday 5 May

13:15 - 14:45 Side Event: Linkages between human rights and hazardous substances and wastes

Organized by BRS Secretariat, UNEP ROE, Special Rapporteur

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UNEP, Human Rights Linkages between human rights and hazardous substances Download Linkages between human rights and hazardous substances in MS-Word format

13:15 - 14:45 Side Event: The links: Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Organized by UNEP Chemicals, WHO and BRS

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UNEP Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Download Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in MS-Word format
KEMI Costs related to human health and endocrine disrupting chemicals Download Costs related to human health and endocrine disrupting chemicals in PowerPoint format
UNEP, WHO State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Download State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in PowerPoint format

18:15 - 19:45 Side Event: Stimulating industry and private sector engagement in POPs management

Organized by UNIDO

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UNIDO Stimulating industry and private sector engagement in POPs Management Download Stimulating industry and private sector engagement in POPs Management in PDF format

18:15 - 19:45 Side Event: Developing alternatives to DDT

Organized by UNEP Chemicals

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UNEP Developing Alternatives to DDT Download Developing Alternatives to DDT in MS-Word format
UNEP Global Alliance for Alternatives to DDT – Progress Report Download Global Alliance for Alternatives to DDT – Progress Report in PDF format
UNEP DDT programme Download DDT programme in PDF format
VCWG Perspectives from Crop Life International Vector Control Team Download Perspectives from Crop Life International Vector Control Team in PDF format
UNEP Road Map for the Development of Alternatives to DDT Download Road Map for the Development of Alternatives to DDT in PDF format
World Health Organization Policy updates on Malaria Vector control Download Policy updates on Malaria Vector control in PDF format
India Situation analysis on production, use and impact of DDT - India Download  Situation analysis on production, use and impact of DDT - India in PDF format

18:15 - 19:45 Side Event: Movie "E-waste Tragedy"

Organized by Basel Action Network

Wednesday 6 May

13:15 - 13:45 Side Event: Global Monitoring Plan of POPs – Updates for new and initial POPs

Organized by UNEP Chemicals, RECETOX

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UNEP Global Monitoring Plan of Persistent Organic Pollutants- Updates for new and initial POPs Download Global Monitoring Plan of Persistent Organic Pollutants- Updates for new and initial POPs in MS-Word format
UNEP Capacity building and quality control on POPs analysis under the GMP Download Capacity building and quality control on POPs analysis under the GMP in PDF format
BRS Monitoring human exposure to pops: the unep/who human milk survey Download Monitoring human exposure to pops: the unep/who human milk survey in PDF format
RECETOX Updates on the GMP Data Warehouse Download Updates on the GMP Data Warehouse in PDF format
WHO Human health implications of measurable dioxins and dioxin-like compounds in human milkDept Download Human health implications of measurable dioxins and dioxin-like compounds in human milkDept in PDF format

13:15 - 13:45 Side Event: Waste and Synergies between BC and SC: Understanding the Links and Implication

Organized by IPEN

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IPEN Recycling & Reuse of POPs Waste, E-waste Dumping Download Recycling & Reuse of POPs Waste, E-waste Dumping in PDF format
IPEN & PIC Defining POPs Download Defining POPs in PDF format
IPEN Problem of waste incineration residues - Geneva 2015 Download Problem of waste incineration residues - Geneva 2015 in PDF format
ARNIKA & IPEN Toxic Toy or Toxic Waste: Old POPS in New Products - Summary for Decision-Makers Download Toxic Toy or Toxic Waste: Old POPS in New Products - Summary for Decision-Makers in PowerPoint format

18:15 - 19:45 Side Event: Automotive industry and the Basel Convention guidelines – global implications on circular economy

Organized by APRA (Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association) and CLEPA (European Association of Automotive Industry)

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CLEPA, APRA Europe Automotive industry and the Basel Convention guidelines - global implications on circular economy Download Automotive industry and the Basel Convention guidelines - global implications on circular economy in PDF format
CLEPA, APRA Europe CLEPA (European Association of Automotive Industry) Automotive industry and the Basel Convention guidelines – global implications on circular economy Download Automotive industry and the Basel Convention guidelines – global implications on circular economy in PDF format
CLEPA, APRA, FIRM The benefits of The benefits of Remanufacturing Download The benefits of The benefits of Remanufacturing in PDF format
APRA Remanufacturing in the context of today’s focus on cycle economy and urban mining Download Remanufacturing in the context of today’s focus on cycle economy and urban mining in PDF format

18:15 - 19:45 Side Event: Highly Hazardous Pesticides in the SAICM context: Developing a proposal for future action

Organized by FAO, SAICM Secretariat, WHO and UNEP

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FAO, UNEP, SENAVE,Ministry for Coordination of Environmental Affairs, Mozambique Highly Hazardous Pesticides in the SAICM context: Developing a proposal for future action Download Highly Hazardous Pesticides in the SAICM context: Developing a proposal for future action in MS-Word format
FAO, UNEP, SAICM, WHO HHPs under SAICM – What next? Download HHPs under SAICM – What next? in PowerPoint format
FAO - Francesca Mancini, Harold van der Valk, Khalid Cassam and Mark Davis Reducing Risks of Highly Hazardous Pesticides(HHPs)in Mozambique Download Reducing Risks of Highly Hazardous Pesticides(HHPs)in Mozambique in PowerPoint format
FAO, UNEP, SENAVE,Ministry for Coordination of Environmental Affairs, Mozambique Risk reduction of highly hazardous pesticides in Paraguay Download Risk reduction of highly hazardous pesticides in Paraguay in PowerPoint format

Thursday 7 May

13:15 - 14:45 Side Event: Opening of the Science Fair

Organized by Scientific Support Branch - BRS Secretariat

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BRS Science Fair program Download Science Fair program in PDF format

13:15 - 14:45 Side Event: Regional Chemicals Management and Metal Recycling

Organized by BCRC-China and UNEP Chemicals

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BCRC China/SCRCAP Regional Chemicals Management and Metal Recycling Download Regional Chemicals Management and Metal Recycling in PDF format
BCRC China/SCRCAP Programme on Establishing Public-Private Partnership for Metal Recycling in Asia and the Pacific Region Download Programme on Establishing Public-Private Partnership for Metal Recycling in Asia and the Pacific Region in PDF format
BCRC China Main Work Plan and Outcome of BCRC China Main Work Plan and Outcome of BCRC China Download Main Work Plan and Outcome of BCRC China Main Work Plan and Outcome of BCRC China in PDF format
UNEP/DTIE UNEP/DTIE: Chemicals Management and Resource Efficiency Download UNEP/DTIE: Chemicals Management and Resource Efficiency in PDF format

13:15 - 14:45 Side Event: Science Fair Booth Events

Organized by BRS Secretariat

18:15 - 19:45 Side Event: Facilitating information exchange and collaboration between MEAs?: Where do we stand and where do we want to go?

Organized by UNEP

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UNEP Facilitating information and knowledge exchange and collaboration between MEAs Download Facilitating information and knowledge exchange and collaboration between MEAs in MS-Word format
DELC “InforMEA - Facilitating information exchange and collaboration between MEAs" - Elizabeth Mrema, Director, Environmental Law and Conventions/Governance - Opening Statement Download “InforMEA - Facilitating information exchange and collaboration between MEAs" - Elizabeth Mrema, Director, Environmental Law and Conventions/Governance - Opening Statement in MS-Word format
CITES Bullet Points for Secretary General of Cites, Mr. John E. Scanlon Meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions Download Bullet Points for Secretary General of Cites, Mr. John E. Scanlon Meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions in MS-Word format
BRS “Facilitating Information Exchange and collaboration between MEAs” Opening Statement by Dr. Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. Download “Facilitating Information Exchange and collaboration between MEAs” Opening Statement by Dr. Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. in MS-Word format
UNEP InforMEA - The United Nations Information Portal on MEAs Download InforMEA - The United Nations Information Portal on MEAs in PowerPoint format
INFORMEA InforMEA - The United Nations Information Portal on MEAs Download InforMEA - The United Nations Information Portal on MEAs in PowerPoint format

18:15 - 19:45 Side Event: Science Fair Booth Events

Organized by BRS Secretariat

18:15 - 19:45 Side Event: Sharing the experience and lesson learnt of Stockholm Convention from Vietnam

Organized by Vietnam

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Vietnam Sharing Experience of Stockholm Convention on POPs from Vietnam Download Sharing Experience of Stockholm Convention on POPs from Vietnam in MS-Word format

Friday 8 May

13:15 - 14:45 Side Event: A Song for You: Combating POPs - China’s Action Towards a POPs-free Future

Organized by China

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Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of the People’s Republic of China A Song for You: Combating POPs Download A Song for You: Combating POPs in MS-Word format

18:15 - 19:45 Side Event: Addressing Hazardous Substance within the Life-Cycle of Electrical and Electronic Products - Efforts till date and E- Waste management in developing and transition countries

Organized by UNEP and UNIDO

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UNEP, UNIDO Addressing Hazardous Substances within the Life cycle or Electrical and Electronic Products (HSLEEP) - Efforts till date, and Electronic-Waste management in developing and transition economy countries Download Addressing Hazardous Substances within the Life cycle or Electrical and Electronic Products (HSLEEP) - Efforts till date, and Electronic-Waste management in developing and transition economy countries in MS-Word format

19:15 - 20:45 Side Event: Roadmap toward effective implementation of the Bamako Convention

Organized by UNEP DELC

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UNEP Roadmap toward the effective implementation of the Bamako Convention Download Roadmap toward the effective implementation of the Bamako Convention in MS-Word format

19:15 - 20:00 Side Event: Science Fair Booth Events

Science supporting decision making on chemicals and waste management on Fair podium

Planetary boundary in the "Accessing science booth"

Demonstration of the GMP data warehouse in the "POPs monitoring booth"

Modelling of POPs transport and fate within the EMEP region in the "POPs monitoring booth"

WHO recommended classification of pesticides and criteria for highly hazardous pesticides in the "POPs monitoring booth"

Dialogue on sustainability practices accross organizations in the "Empowering public booth"

Presentations of activities by the Regional Centres in the "Safer tomorrow booth"

Premiere screening of video : "How science supports decision making on chemicals and wastes" in the exhibition area

interactive QA sessions with members of the subsidiary bodies of the BRS Conventions starts at 19:15 in the exhibition area

Saturday 9 May

13:15 - 14:45 Side Event: Countering Illegal Trade of Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Organized by INTERPOL

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INTERPOL COUNTERING ILLEGAL TRADE OF WASTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT Download  COUNTERING ILLEGAL TRADE OF WASTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT in MS-Word format

13:15 - 14:45 Side Event: Science Fair Booth Events

Mainstreaming education in chemicals: the experience from the Republic of Burundi in the "Accessing science booth" with Jerome Karimumuryango

Demonstration of the GMP data warehouse in the "POPs monitoring booth" with Katarina Sebkova, (RECETOX)

Monitoring of water-born industrial and hazardous discharges under the SDGs in the "POPs monitoring booth" with Graham Alabaster (UN Habitat)

IOMC-Toolbox linking science to policies, legislation and practice,  in the "Industrial chemicals booth" with IOMC representatives

Preliminary assessment of efforts made towards PCBs elimination,  in the "Industrial chemicals booth" with UNEP DTIE Chemicals Branch

Raising awareness to water quality - a series of laboratory experiments on water quality, in the "Empowering public booth" with Chimiscope (University of Geneva)

Growing coffee without endosulfan, in the "Pesticide booth" with Stephanie Williamson (PAN-UK)

Polyeco's Contemporary Art Initiative, in the "Waste booth"

Presentations of activities by the Regional Centres in the "Safer tomorrow booth"

13:15 - 14:45 Side Event: Science Fair Side Event: Mainstreaming of science in the sound management of chemicals and wastes

Organized by Jacqueline McGlade, Rolph Payet, Estefania Moreira, Magdalena Frydrych, Jinhui Li, Oladele Osibanjo

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BRS Mainstreaming of science in the sound management of chemicals and wastes Download Mainstreaming of science in the sound management of chemicals and wastes in MS-Word format
Ms. Estefania Moreira The role of subsidiary bodies under the BRS Conventions in mainstreaming science for the sound management of chemicals and wastes: the example under the Stockholm Convention Download The role of subsidiary bodies under the BRS Conventions in mainstreaming science for the sound management of chemicals and wastes: the example under the Stockholm Convention in PDF format
Ms. Magdalena Frydrych Benefits and lessons learnt in mainstreaming of science in the sound management of chemicals and wastes - The example under the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention Download Benefits and lessons learnt in mainstreaming of science in the sound management of chemicals and wastes - The example under the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention in PDF format
Mr. Jinhui Li The role of regional centres in mainstreaming of science in the implementation of the Basel,Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Download The role of regional centres in mainstreaming of science in the implementation of the Basel,Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in PDF format
Mr. Oladele Osibanjo Challenges of Integrating Science in Decision Making on Chemicals and Wastes at the National Level Download Challenges of Integrating Science in Decision Making on Chemicals and Wastes at the National Level in PDF format

18:15 - 19:45 Side Event: Closure of the Science Fair

Closing ceremony

Cocktails and film screening

Monday 11 May

13:15 - 14:45 Side Event: Combating illegal traffic under the Basel Convention: The work of ENFORCE

Organized by members of ENFORCE

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ENFORCE ENFORCE: Sharing experiences on preventing and combating illegal traffic of hazardous wastes Download ENFORCE: Sharing experiences on preventing and combating illegal traffic of hazardous wastes in MS-Word format

13:15 - 14:45 Side Event: PACE outcomes and outlook

Organized by Switzerland and BCCCNigeria

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PACE Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment (PACE), Side Event during the COP12 Meeting Download Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment (PACE), Side Event during the COP12 Meeting in PDF format
BCRC China Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (BCRC China) and Its Regional Delivery Download Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (BCRC China) and Its Regional Delivery in PDF format
FOEN PACE Legacy Download PACE Legacy in PDF format

18:15 - 19:45 Side Event: 1st Global E-waste Monitor and the Specific Situation in the Latin American region

Organized by UNU and ITU

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UNU & ITU 1st Global E-waste Monitor and the Specific Situation in the Latin American region Download 1st Global E-waste Monitor and the Specific Situation in the Latin American region in PDF format

18:15 - 19:45 Side Event: Ratification and Early Implementation of the Minamata Convention and the Basel Convention Ban Amendment: Opportunities for efficient and effective actions

Organized by UNITAR, BRS, Minamata Convention Interim Secretariat

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UNITAR, BRS, Minamata Convention Interim Secretariat Programme Download Programme in PDF format

Tuesday 12 May

13:15 - 14:45 Side Event: A Rapid Response Assessment. Waste Crime - Waste Risks: Gaps in meeting the global waste challenge

Organized by GRID-Arendal and UNEP DELC

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Nancy Isarin, Ambiendura Waste Crime - It’s all about the money money money Download Waste Crime - It’s all about the money money money in PDF format
NG Norsk Gjenvinning Waste crime – waste risks Download Waste crime – waste risks in PDF format

13:15 - 14:45 Side Event: Paraquat: New insights on risks and alternatives

Organized by Berne Declaration, Pesticide Action Network and International Union of Food (IUF)

18:15 - 19:45 Side Event: UNECE tools and good practices for preventing industrial accidents, especially those with transboundary consequences

Organized by Slovenia, UNECE, Secretariat to the UNECE Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents

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UNECE UNECE tools and good practices for preventing industrial accidents and their transboundary consequences Download UNECE tools and good practices for preventing industrial accidents and their transboundary consequences in PDF format

18:15 - 19:45 Side Event: Bringing synergies to the regions for ESM of wastes and chemicals

Organized by BCRC-Central America and Mexico

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UNEP Bringing synergies to the regions for ESM of wastes & chemicals Download Bringing synergies to the regions for ESM of wastes & chemicals in MS-Word format

18:30 - 20:00 Side Event: Launching event: Gender Heroes

Organized by BRS Secretariat

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UNEP, FAO A collection of stories featuring gender perspectives on the management of hazardous chemicals and wastes Download A collection of stories featuring gender perspectives on the management of hazardous chemicals and wastes in MS-Word format

Wednesday 13 May

13:15 - 14:45 Side Event: Asbestos – who pays the cost? Testimonies and dialogue

Organized by Rotterdam Convention Alliance and Women in Europe for a Common Future

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ROCA & WECF Chrysotile Asbestos – Who pays the Bill? Download Chrysotile Asbestos – Who pays the Bill? in PDF format
IECD & RTCCD Vietnam CSOS & MOH struggling for asbestos ban 2020 Download Vietnam CSOS & MOH struggling for asbestos ban 2020 in PowerPoint format
BANKO & A-BAN & Seoul National University Dangerous Trades - Case reports of International transfers of Asbestos Industry in Asia and health concerns Download Dangerous Trades - Case reports of International transfers of Asbestos Industry in Asia and health concerns in PowerPoint format
Asian Ban Asbestos Network Grassroots Asbestos Campaign in Asia Download Grassroots Asbestos Campaign in Asia in PowerPoint format

13:15 - 14:45 Side Event: Considering socio-economic impacts of chemicals and waste management; protecting vulnerable groups from hazardous pesticides and waste

Organized by ILO, FAO , SAICM Secretariat, BRS Secretariat

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UNEP Considering socio-economic impacts of chemicals management: protecting vulnerable groups from hazardous pesticides Download Considering socio-economic impacts of chemicals management: protecting vulnerable groups from hazardous pesticides in PDF format
FAO Hazardous child labour: FAO’s contribution to protecting children from pesticide exposure Download Hazardous child labour: FAO’s contribution to protecting children from pesticide exposure in PDF format
FAO & ILO Protect children from pesticides - Visual Facilitator’s Guide Download Protect children from pesticides - Visual Facilitator’s Guide in PDF format
FAO & ILO Protegeons nos enfants des pesticides - Guide visuel d’animation Download Protegeons nos enfants des pesticides - Guide visuel d’animation in PDF format

18:15 - 19:45 Side Event: Labour Unions and Chrysotile: International experience

Organized by International Alliance of Trade Union Organizations "Chrysotile"

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Unions & Chrysotile International The program of the side-event “Labour Unions and Chrysotile: International experience May 13, 2015”. Download The program of the side-event “Labour Unions and Chrysotile: International experience May 13, 2015”. in MS-Word format

18:15 - 19:45 Side Event: Movie “E-waste Tragedy”

Basel Action Network

Thursday 14 May

13:15 - 14:45 Side Event: IOMC Toolbox: Resources from international organizations to assist countries with the sound management of chemicals - Linking science to policies, legislation, and practice

Organized by IOMC

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IOMC IOMC Toolbox: Resources from international organizations to assist countries with the sound management of chemicals – Linking science to policies, legislation, and practice Download IOMC Toolbox: Resources from international organizations to assist countries with the sound management of chemicals – Linking science to policies, legislation, and practice in PDF format

18:15 - 19:45 Side Event: Building partnerships with universities for online education

Organized by BRS Secretariat

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Climate KIC & REDY Building Partnerships with Universities for Online Education Download Building Partnerships with Universities for Online Education in PDF format

18:15 - 19:45 Side Event: Chemical Leasing - Sustainable Chemical's Service Solutions

Organized by UNIDO

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UNIDO Chemical Leasing – Sustainable Chemicals’ Service Solutions Download Chemical Leasing – Sustainable Chemicals’ Service Solutions in PDF format
UNIDO Chemical Leasing – Sustainable Chemicals’ Service Solutions Download Chemical Leasing – Sustainable Chemicals’ Service Solutions in MS-Word format

Side event contact person

Ms. Nalini Basavaraj
Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
United Nations Environment Programme
11-13, Chemin des Anémones,
CH-1219 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0) 22 917 8383
Fax: +41 (0) 22 917 8098
Email: nalini.basavaraj@brsmeas.org