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Global Roster of Experts now online!
To access recognised experts in chemicals and waste, visit the new online Roster, the latest addition to the BRS clearing-house mechanism.
Don’t miss the September edition of UNEP’s Our Planet
Focusing on making our future chemical-safe, and featuring an article by BRS Executive Secretary Rolph Payet, view it here.
Interview with the new Rotterdam Executive Secretary (FAO)
Meet the new ES of the FAO part of the Rotterdam Convention, William Murray, and discover his expectations for the upcoming Chemicals Review Committee (CRC) meeting in Rome.
Read the ICCM4 Press Release
Outcomes of the 4th International Conference on Chemicals Management, featuring governments, civil society, and private sector, 28 September to 2 October in Geneva.
SDGs under the spotlight at ICCM4 and side events
Implementing SDGs occupied a Panel Discussion at ICCM4 at which UNEP, UNITAR, BRS and Minamata secretariats urged the importance of mainstreaming chemicals and waste, echoing a call made by UNEP Chief Achim Steiner earlier this week.
New film launched as ICCM4 opens in Geneva
"Let’s get there together" urges the Fourth International Conference on Chemicals Management, which looks ahead to fulfilling the 2020 targets on sound management of chemicals.
Climate Neutral Now: UN-wide initiative launched
BRS offset 100% of its greenhouse gas emissions for 2013, as UNFCCC launches its Climate Neutral Now initiative for organisations, companies and individuals to measure, reduce and offset their emissions.
BRS presents at Expo Milano 2015
BRS and 12 other Geneva-based organizations highlighted how “International Geneva” works on food at EXPO 2015 in Milan on Saturday, 19th September.
Strengthening the flow of information for stakeholders
Through its participation in the UN-led Law and Environment Ontology (LEO) initiative, the BRS Secretariat aims to improve access to environmental legislation for policy makers, academics, journalists, NGOs and the general public.
Kerstin Stendahl appointed Executive Secretary ad interim of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
Since April 2014, Kerstin has served as Executive Secretary ad interim of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. Kerstin joined the Secretariat as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in November 2012.
Seychelles becomes 82nd party to accept Ban Amendment
Seychelles deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Ban Amendment on 15 July 2015, bringing the total number of ratifications to 82 Parties.
Honduras the first in Latin American to submit its revised NIP
A special ceremony during the 2015 Triple COPs marked the submission by Honduras of its National Implementation Programme (article in Spanish).
Re-live the COPs with the new BRS videos
A new summary video film captures the 2015 Triple COPs experience and summarises key data and outcomes.
Awards at COPs honour outstanding practitioners
Representatives from Cote d’Ivoire, Jamaica, Kenya, Phillipines and Nigeria were the winners of the special BRS awards for practitioners who have benefitted from Secretariat training opportunities, and used that training for national implementation.
Elections during BC COP-12, RC COP-7 and SC COP-7
At the recent Triple COPs, parties elected new bureaux and members of subsidiary bodies under the conventions. More
Global media coverage of the 2015 Triple COPs
More than 130 articles from more than 40 countries: view the articles online.
POPs smartphone game and animated video from China
As launched at the recent Triple COPs in Geneva, the Government of China/UNDP interactive smartphone game and animated video are now available online, as part of the campaign “Stop the POPs”.
PACE E-waste award-winning photos now online
View the 4 finalist E-waste photographs honoured at the COPs, including the winning entry from Kai Loeffelbein (Germany).
Parties adopt key decisions at 2015 Triple COPs
Finishing at 03:45 in the morning of Saturday, 16 May 2015, the Meetings of the Conferences of Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions are over, with several key decisions taken.
Triple COPs on track amid calls for action
The second week of the Triple COPs is underway as parties respond to calls, including from UNEP Chief Achim Steiner, for action on urgent waste and chemicals issues
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