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11 individuals honoured recently as #Detox Gender Pioneers
Ten women and one man were honoured at the recent 2017 Triple COPs, recognising their outstanding contributions towards mainstreaming gender into the sound management of chemicals and wastes
BRS Secretariat contributes to system-wide approach on e-waste
Part of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) process, the recent Geneva meeting highlighted challenges to data collection on electronic waste, a key focus area of the Basel Convention
Now online: all photos of the 2017 Triple COPs
Browse and download the BRS photos of the chemical conventions Triple COPs, including side events, plenary, and high-level segment
Human rights, agriculture, environment emphasised at COPs High-Level Segment
Speeches from UNHCHR, UN FAO, and the GEF are now online
Opening remarks of the 2017 COPs High Level Segment
Naoko Ishii CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility 4 May 2017, Geneva Switzerland
Opening remarks of the 2017 COPs High Level Segment
Ms. Maria Helena Semedo FAO Deputy Director-General - Climate and Natural Resources 4 May 2017, Geneva Switzerland
Opening remarks of the 2017 COPs High Level Segment
Ms. Kate Gilmore United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights 4 May 2017, Geneva Switzerland
New members of bureaux and subsidiary bodies elected at Triple COPs
At their 2017 meetings, the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions elected new members of bureaux and subsidiary bodies under the conventions.
#DETOX Outcomes: Additional chemicals listed, new partnership on household waste established, mandate given to tackle marine plastics
Countries make important progress towards goal of a safer planet.
Key messages emerging from the High Level Segment of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
From Thursday, 4 May 2017, to Friday, 5 May 2017, more than 140 Ministers, Deputy Ministers, and Ambassadors from over 100 countries gathered together for the High-Level Segment of the 2017 triple Conferences of the Parties, under the theme “A future detoxified: Sound management of chemicals ...
The 2017 Triple COPs have begun. Read the opening day speeches here
Opening day speeches from BRS’ Rolph Payet and Bill Murray, and UN Environment’s Ibrahim Thiaw are now available online.
Opening remarks of the 2017 COPs
Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw Deputy Executive Director, UN Environment 24 April 2017, Geneva Switzerland
Opening remarks of the 2017 COPs
Mr. William Murray Executive Secretary of the Rotterdam Convention Deputy Director, Plant Production and Protection Division, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Rome, Italy 24 April 2017, Geneva Switzerland
Opening remarks of the 2017 COPs
Mr. Rolph Payet Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions 24 April 2017, Geneva Switzerland
The 2017 Triple COPs are open – Press Release now online
1,500 participants, 180 countries, 3 conventions, 2 weeks, but just 1 goal: A Future Detoxified. Download the official Press Release here.
New BRS COPs app now available for download
Don't miss a thing from the 2017 Triple COPs: Get the new, improved, BRS mobile application.
Media background notes on the COPs now online
All you need to know about the 2017 Triple COPs in one place: download your copy now!
New BRS infographic explains all about Basel Convention work on ESM
An online interactive infographic describes the Guidelines, Expert Working Group, Manuals, Pilot Projects and Toolbox which support the parties’ work on environmentally sound management (ESM)
Field interviews confirm ongoing exposure to hazardous chemicals and pesticides amongst island rural families
A new Rotterdam Convention study in small island developing states (SIDs) found that whilst the use of organic alternatives is increasing, threats posed by the misues of toxic chemicals still persist.
The sound management of chemicals and waste as a human right
Ahead of the 2017 Triple COPs, recent meetings in Geneva have emphasised that freedom from a polluted environment is a human right
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