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Report now online from Montevideo meeting on household waste
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
 
Kyrgyzstan workshop pushes forward regional actions on E-waste
Government, civil society, and international organisations exchange best practices and highlight shared challenges on E-waste in eastern Europe and central Asia.

Kyrgyzstan workshop pushes forward regional actions on E-waste

Kyrgyzstan workshop pushes forward regional actions on E-waste

A regional workshop on enhancing capacities for the environmentally sound management of waste electrical and electronic equipment through the regional delivery in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, held from 6 to 8 July 2016 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan was organized to raise awareness on the importance of the environmentally sound management of e-waste throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The workshop brought together government representatives from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Ukraine, industry representatives from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russian Federation, civil society organizations, Aarhus centres, and international and regional organizations, including UNEP, UNDP, UNIDO and OSCE. Participants exchanged best practices with regard to environmentally sound management of e-waste, including information on new technologies. The workshop revealed specific challenges associated with a lack of specific legislation on e-waste, the application of the principle of extended producer responsibility, and the lack of efficient systems for collection, repair and recycling operations of e-wastes. Finally, the workshop served as a platform to coordinate planned capacity building activities on e-waste in the region by different UN agencies.

Synergies Decisions document now online
The latest BRS publication charts the Synergies process from 2006 to the present day through decisions adopted by parties to protect human health and environment.

Synergies Decisions document now online

Synergies Decisions document now online
 
Synergies review: e-surveys launched
E-surveys are now available online to gather data and feedback on the synergies process.

Synergies review: e-surveys launched

Synergies review: e-surveys launched

At the ordinary meeting held in 2015, the respective conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) conventions decided to review the synergies arrangements at their meetings in 2017 (BC-12/20, RC-7/10 and SC-7/28). With the objective to gather data to inform this review process, e-surveys have been dispatched to all stakeholders. The e-surveys can also be accessed via the hyperlinks below.

Parties
Please click here to access the e-survey for parties. The submission deadline is 5 August 2016.

BCRCs and SCRCs
Please click here to access the e-survey for BCRCs and SCRCs. The submission deadline is 22 July 2016.

FAO country offices
Please click here to access the e-survey for FAO country offices. The submission deadline is 22 July 2016.

Partners
Please click here to access the e-survey for partners. The submission deadline is 22 July 2016.

Secretariat staff
Please click here to access the e-survey for Secretariat staff. The submission deadline is 22 July 2016.

Synergies workshop in Geneva marks 10 years of cooperation on chemicals and waste
With support from the Government of Switzerland, Geneva hosted a global workshop to further enhance cooperation between the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions, 21-23 June 2016.

Synergies workshop in Geneva marks 10 years of cooperation on chemicals and waste

Synergies workshop in Geneva marks 10 years of cooperation on chemicals and waste
 
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