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Announcements

The latest round of applications is now open with a deadline for all applications to be submitted to the Special Programme secretariat by 21 June 2018.

Call for 3rd round of applications in the context of the Special Programme to support institutional strengthening

 

Job opportunity: consultant sought by UN Environment to assist with national implementation plans & reporting, please see and apply by 25 March through the online UN recruitment system https://inspira.un.org.

Consultancy to assist with implementation of Stockholm Convention

 

A list of concept notes for voluntary financial contributions for the biennium 2018/19 is now available on the BRS websites.

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available

 

 

The report of the first meeting of the new informal Basel Convention partnership on household waste, held in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 2 to 4 August 2016, is now available online.

Report now online from Montevideo meeting on household waste

Report now online from Montevideo meeting on household waste
 
Read the BRS Press Release on Plastics in the Mountains

Read the BRS Press Release on Plastics in the Mountains

In Geneva on International Mountains Day, experts urge greater efforts to beat plastic pollution upstream, since Mountains Matter.

BRS Secretariat is carbon-neutral for fifth year in a row

BRS Secretariat is carbon-neutral for fifth year in a row

As part of the UN’s Greening the Blue initiative, the BRS Secretariat is actively reducing its environmental footprint for all operations, including meetings such as the Triple COPs.

Beat Marine Plastic Pollution: UN experts meet in Geneva to examine options

Beat Marine Plastic Pollution: UN experts meet in Geneva to examine options

Important meeting assesses how to improve governance for tackling marine plastic pollution.

Improved governance called for to prevent 12,000 million tonnes of plastic waste by 2050

Improved governance called for to prevent 12,000 million tonnes of plastic waste by 2050

Read the BRS Press Release on marine litter, as BRS and Barcelona conventions join forces to help beat plastic pollution.

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Activities

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BRS opens Illegal Traffic meeting in China: Read the keynote on the Operation Demeter IV initiative

Preventing, detecting & acting against the illegal transboundary movements of hazardous & other wastes is a crucial element in the global waste challenge.

Side event in Geneva marks conventions joining forces to beat plastic pollution

Strengthened cooperation between BRS and the Barcelona Convention to enhance the Mediterranean Action Plan and regional efforts to tackle marine plastic litter.

Life-Cycle Approach to chemicals and waste in the spotlight in Beijing, China

Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Centre’s roundtable meeting brings together participants from 7 Asian countries to discuss better approaches to chemicals and waste management.

Making the Invisible, Visible: Interview with BRS Executive Secretary published in UN Special

UN Special magazine interview with Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions.

Stockholm Convention implementing agencies meet informally to boost implementation

The BRS Secretariat organised an informal brainstorming session of partners in Geneva, 17 November 2019, to identify cooperative strategies for maximising impact.

News on the sound management of chemicals and waste, including tackling marine plastics pollution

The latest BRS Newsletter, now online, has news of actions for a clean planet and healthy people.

Joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

The bureaux will meet on 15 and 16 November 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss preparations for the 2019 triple COPs.

BRS Regional information sessions series concludes with Latin America and Caribbean meeting in Lima, Peru

Regional information sessions, throughout October, are staged back-to-back with Minamata Convention COP-2 preparatory meetings.

BRS participates in the 21st Ministerial Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean in Buenos Aires, 11 to 12 October

BRS Executive Secretary moderates the “Ministerial Dialogue on Innovative Solutions to Detoxify our Environment” on marine plastic litter and sound management of chemicals & waste.

On International E-waste Day, please consider the hidden cost of your devices

This year for the first time, 13 October is designated International E-waste Day, to raise awareness of the possible hazards to health and environment of recycling mobile phones, computers, and other electronic devices.

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