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UN agencies in Geneva join forces to reduce, re-use, recycle & refuse
BRS Secretariat, UN Environment and the UN Office at Geneva urge international Geneva to minimize single-use plastics.
As preparation for the 2019 Triple COPs, the outcomes of the Joint Bureaux meeting are now online
The report of the joint meeting of the COPs bureaux, held in Geneva from 15 to 16 November 2018, is now available online.
Plastic waste again in the spotlight as Geneva hosts High Level Dialogue on 14 February
: BRS Secretariat joins forces with Geneva Environment Network and the governments of France, Gabon & Norway to further explore options for tackling marine litter.
BRS Secretariat marks International Day of Women & Girls in Science
Meet the BRS Science & Technical Assistance Branch, which has female staff from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, & Latin America, all working for a Clean Planet & Healthy People.
The 2019 Triple COPs are coming!
Read the new BRS Blog to find out how the COPs will contribute to a clean planet and healthy people.
First batch of pre-session documents, including budget documents for consideration by the COPs, now online
Pre-session documents for the 2019 COPs, including the proposed programmes of work and budgets for the conventions for 2020-2021, are now available.
Four joint regional meetings to help Parties prepare for the 2019 Triple COPs
Regional preparatory meetings for the 2019 COPs will be held throughout March 2019, jointly with meetings on the Minamata Convention & SAICM. Invitation letters for the meetings have been sent out.
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.
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.
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 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.
Beat Marine Plastic Pollution: UN experts meet in Geneva to examine options
Important meeting assesses how to improve governance for tackling marine plastic pollution.
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.
Basel Convention Ban Amendment edges closer to entry into force as two more Parties deposit acceptance instruments
Accepted recently by Iceland and Namibia, the Amendment now requires only two more COP-3 Parties to deposit their instruments of acceptance, to enter into force.
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.
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