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Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions’ scientific subsidiary bodies training in Brno, Czech Republic
As a timely expression of the international day of Women-in-Science on 11 February, 19 out of 22 participants at this key CRC/POPRC joint workshop are female.
BRS Secretariat staff help highlight the importance of women and girls in science
Three-quarters of the BRS Science and Technical Assistance Branch are female, adding their voices to the international day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February.
New report highlights emerging chemical and waste threats to the Arctic
Plastic marine litter, POPs, pesticides and pharmaceuticals among chemicals of emerging Arctic concern according to Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme report.
BRS Secretariat contributes to Second Conference of Parties to the Bamako Convention
BRS participates at the Bamako Convention COP-2, 30 January to 2 February in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, bringing African nations together for a Pollution-Free Africa.
Consultant sought for marine plastic litter assignment
Apply by 6 February 2018 to assist the Basel Convention Secretariat tackle the problem of marine litter and micro-plastics pollution.
In the spotlight: Stockholm Convention working hand-in-hand with Barcelona Convention
Read about the BRS Regional Centre in Barcelona, Spain, as our regional series highlights the Mediterranean.
Basel Convention’s ESM Toolkit assists Parties protect human health and the environment
Online tools define and promote the environmentally sound management of chemicals and wastes.
Online Stockholm Convention interactive maps show POPs levels worldwide
Global Monitoring Plan’s data warehouse holds historical records of POPs levels in air, water, blood and breastmilk.
Stay up to date with the monthly BRS Newsletter
Interested in sound management of chemicals and wastes? Write to us at to receive the latest @UN #Detox news into your inbox every month.
Nigerian TV channel screens BRS film “What has Gender got to do with Chemicals”
The BRS film, made together with partners WECF and WEP and premiered at UNEA-3 in Nairobi last month, is screened on Nigerian International TV (NTA) on Monday 15th January at 1730 local time.
Season’s Greetings from the BRS Secretariat
A Happy New Year to all Parties, partners, stakeholders and donors from the BRS Secretariat.
BRS staff members show their support for UNEA-3’s message to Beat Pollution
Whilst key resolutions were adopted at the UN Environment Assembly yesterday in Nairobi on marine litter, air and soil pollution, and environment & health, BRS staff took to social media to show their support.
Gender in the spotlight at UNEA-3
A film premiere in Nairobi on the margins of UNEA-3 will focus on gender and the sound management of chemicals and waste.
Interactive panel discussion at UNEA3 – recording online
If you were not in Nairobi and could not watch it live, you can now view the recording to hear all about new innovations, interventions, questions, and discussions.
Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available
A list of concept notes for voluntary financial contributions for the biennium 2018/19 is now available on the BRS websites.
BRS Secretariat participates at the third U.N. Environment Assembly as observer
During an intensive period at UN Environment HQ in Nairobi, the BRS Secretariat has organised a side event together with the governments of Germany, Mauritius and Uruguay.
BRS Secretariat joins steering committee of UN global body on environment
The BRS Secretariat is proud to be a founder member of the Steering Committee for the UN Global Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment, meeting for the first time at UNEA-3 in Nairobi, 2-3 December.
Read the South-East Asian perspective on soundly managing chemicals and wastes
Ridwan Tamin, Indonesia, talks to the Secretariat in the latest in our series highlighting the 26 BRS Regional Centres.
Use of Stockholm Convention national reporting data informs research on sound management of chemicals
Data collected and submitted by Parties in their national reports can be used in multiple ways, as demonstrated by new research showing declines in DDT production and use.
BRS Secretariat’s environmental performance featured in UN-wide “Greening the Blue” Report
Measuring waste and offsetting emissions are two of the indicators in latest UN sustainability initiative report, now online.
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