Regional cooperation among entities responsible for the implementation of the conventions


While the main focus of the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions is at the national level, the regional dimension of the cooperation among partners is important in supporting the regions. The regional centres of the Basel and Stockholm conventions, the regional and subregional offices of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as well as regional offices of the UN Environment play a key role in delivering technical assistance upon request at the regional level in the implementation of the technical assistance programme and the facilitation of technology transfer to eligible Parties.

When it comes to the issues related to transboundary movements of chemicals and hazardous wastes addressed by the Conventions across borders as well as challenges common to the region, regional cooperation provides a platform to identify and implement sustainable solutions.