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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.
UN scientists recommend listing of 5 more chemicals
The Rotterdam and Stockholm scientific subsidiary bodies’ meetings - CRC13 and POPRC13 - successfully concluded recently in Rome, and the official Press Release is now online.
Join one million others in making a pledge to Beat Pollution
The third UN Environment Assembly, in Nairobi in December, focusses on how to secure a pollution-free planet. Make your commitment here.
New report shows progress on gender in chemical conventions’ decision-making and planning
Together with IUCN, the BRS Secretariat publishes new research showing progress on mainstreaming gender into the work of the 3 chemical conventions.
Stakeholders invited to share opinions on knowledge management needs
The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management – SAICM - invites all stakeholders to share their views through an online survey on information needs.
New BRS App available for all your #Detox info needs
Experts attending the forthcoming scientific meetings of the Rotterdam & Stockholm conventions can download our updated App.
Online training available on sound management of chemicals and waste
UNITAR, the UN’s training and research institute, and the BRS Secretariat, together offer a range of online training modules of relevance for implementing the conventions.
Science for Sustainable Oceans meeting held in Geneva
BRS is contributing to GESAMP – the UN-wide, global scientific initiative on protecting the marine environment – reflecting the mandate to work on marine litter given at the last COPs.
Regional focus switches to Indonesia
Read about the BRS regional centre for South-East Asia, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Connecting the sound management of chemicals and waste, children’s rights, and the environment
The BRS Secretariat contributed to the recent consultation on human rights and the environment, organised alongside the June session of the Human Rights Council.
Info on Minamata and SAICM meetings now accessible through BRS clearing house mechanism
The joint clearing house mechanism’s searchable calendar now features key dates from the Minamata and SAICM processes
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