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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
11 individuals honoured recently as #Detox Gender Pioneers
Ten women and one man were honoured at the recent 2017 Triple COPs, recognising their outstanding contributions towards mainstreaming gender into the sound management of chemicals and wastes
BRS Secretariat contributes to system-wide approach on e-waste
Part of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) process, the recent Geneva meeting highlighted challenges to data collection on electronic waste, a key focus area of the Basel Convention
Now online: all photos of the 2017 Triple COPs
Browse and download the BRS photos of the chemical conventions Triple COPs, including side events, plenary, and high-level segment
Human rights, agriculture, environment emphasised at COPs High-Level Segment
Speeches from UNHCHR, UN FAO, and the GEF are now online
Opening remarks of the 2017 COPs High Level Segment
Naoko Ishii CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility 4 May 2017, Geneva Switzerland
Opening remarks of the 2017 COPs High Level Segment
Ms. Maria Helena Semedo FAO Deputy Director-General - Climate and Natural Resources 4 May 2017, Geneva Switzerland
Opening remarks of the 2017 COPs High Level Segment
Ms. Kate Gilmore United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights 4 May 2017, Geneva Switzerland
New members of bureaux and subsidiary bodies elected at Triple COPs
At their 2017 meetings, the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions elected new members of bureaux and subsidiary bodies under the conventions.
#DETOX Outcomes: Additional chemicals listed, new partnership on household waste established, mandate given to tackle marine plastics
Countries make important progress towards goal of a safer planet.
Key messages emerging from the High Level Segment of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
From Thursday, 4 May 2017, to Friday, 5 May 2017, more than 140 Ministers, Deputy Ministers, and Ambassadors from over 100 countries gathered together for the High-Level Segment of the 2017 triple Conferences of the Parties, under the theme “A future detoxified: Sound management of chemicals ...
The 2017 Triple COPs have begun. Read the opening day speeches here
Opening day speeches from BRS’ Rolph Payet and Bill Murray, and UN Environment’s Ibrahim Thiaw are now available online.
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