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Basel Convention Compliance Mechanism supports countries’ efforts to develop stronger national legislation and address the illegal traffic of wastes
The Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee convened its sixteenth meeting in Geneva on 23 and 24 June and from 29 June to 2 July 2024. 
Extension of deadline to submit comments on the draft updated guidance on BAT and BEP for the management of sites contaminated with POPs
Parties and observers to the Stockholm Convention are invited to submit by 1 August 2024 (extended deadline), comments on the draft updated guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices for the management of sites contaminated with persistent organic pollutants. A form is av...
The 14th meeting of the Basel Convention OEWG opened in Geneva  on 25 June 2024
On Tuesday 25 June 2024. Co-Chairs Lendita Dika (North Macedonia) and Judith Torres (Uruguay) welcomed over 360 participants to the meeting, encouraging them to engage actively and share insights to further strengthen the Basel Convention. The meeting is being held in Geneva, Switzerland from 25 to ...
The Directors of the Basel and Stockholm Conventions Regional Centres gather in Geneva from 21-22 June 2024
The Directors of the 23 Regional centres have gathered at the 13th Annual joint meeting to enhance cooperation and coordination between the regional centres under the Basel and Stockholm conventions. The meeting provides an opportunity to exchange experiences and enhance synergies in the delivery of...
The 16th meeting of ICC under the Basel Convention to meet in Geneva
The Implementation and Compliance Committee set to kick off its sixteenth meeting on 23 June with ground-breaking dialogues with the Basel Convention regional centres and a range of intergovernmental partners.
Contribution of the chemicals and waste Conventions to Target 7 of the Kunming Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework
The secretariats of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions and the Minamata Convention on Mercury are organizing an online information session on the contribution of the chemicals and waste conventions to Target 7 of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), Thursday 18 April...
Digital Solutions for a Sustainable Future
Advancing sustainability and promoting a circular economy are critical imperatives for African cities to address environmental challenges while fostering economic growth. This innovative 3-day event delved into solutions for addressing e-waste challenges, including issues related to conflict mineral...
Workshop on circular economy considerations and new technologies for combatting climate change
The BRS Secretariat participated in the workshop on circular economy considerations and new technologies for combatting climate change, which took place at the ITU Headquarters (ITU Tower building, Room K) in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, 6 May 2024.
SIDS4 Conference Side Event: Protecting SIDS from chemicals and waste: integrated action for healthy environments and sustainable development
A side event is being organized by BRS together with partners from diverse sectors. The event will shed light on how preventing pollution from chemicals and waste and promoting circular economy are fundamental to sustainable development of SIDS.
Calling all Parties to respond the BRS Secretariat with their technical assistance needs by 31 May 2024
Questionnaires have been sent to Parties, to assess their technical assistance needs, as well as abilities to offer technical assistance.
Environmental multilateralism celebrated at UNEA-6
The sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) concluded with adopting 15 resolutions advancing collaboration action on the triple planetary crisis.
Side event: Decarbonization and Detoxification: Opportunities for Integrated Actions
Climate change and pollution often have joint sources and exert combined and mutually reinforcing pressures on the environment and human health.
BRS Secretariat at UNEA-6
The Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions will participate in the upcoming UNEA-6 to show case the contributions of the BRS conventions to tackle the triple planetary crisis and to attain the SDGs, while highlighting ongoing cooperation with UNEP.
CRC-19 meeting report in languages
The report of the nineteenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee is now available in all 6 UN languages.
Side event: Better addressing the triple planetary crisis through the cooperation between the MEAs implementation and compliance committees
This event explores areas of cooperation of MEAs Implementation and Compliance Committees to better address the triple planetary crises.
POPRC-19 meeting report in languages now available
The final version of the report of the nineteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee is now available in all 6 UN languages.
2023 BRS COPS meeting reports in languages now available
The final versions of the reports of the 2023 BRS COPs are now available in all 6 UN languages.
BRS Secretariat Highlights of 2023
As we look back on 2023, the BRS Secretariat is proud to share with you some of the key highlights that has made this year a special one!
BRS Secretariat at the OEWG-2
The BRS Secretariat participated in the ad-hoc open-ended working group on a science-policy panel to contribute further to the sound management of chemicals and waste and to prevent pollution
BRS at COP-28: How the sound management of chemicals and waste relates to climate action
The BRS Secretariat engaged in COP28 in various events and shares its takeaways from the meeting on the contribution of the sound management of chemicals and wastes to climate action.
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