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Science in action: the work of the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in Brazil
Our popular series continues with an interview with Otavio Okano and Lady Virginia from CETESB in Sao Paolo, Brazil
Brazil in the spotlight as we continue to focus on regional centres
Find out about the work of the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Your views sought on how to move “From Science to Action”
Secretariat launches online consultation process for enhanced science-policy mainstreaming.
Report now online from Montevideo meeting on household waste
The report of the first meeting of the new informal Basel Convention partnership on household waste, held in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 2 to 4 August 2016, is now available online.
Kyrgyzstan workshop pushes forward regional actions on E-waste
Government, civil society, and international organisations exchange best practices and highlight shared challenges on E-waste in eastern Europe and central Asia.
Synergies Decisions document now online
The latest BRS publication charts the Synergies process from 2006 to the present day through decisions adopted by parties to protect human health and environment.
Dr. Kateřina Šebková on how more science is needed in policy-making
Our latest interviewee highlights the rapidly developing CEE region and also reflects on women in science.
Synergies review: e-surveys launched
E-surveys are now available online to gather data and feedback on the synergies process.
Synergies workshop in Geneva marks 10 years of cooperation on chemicals and waste
With support from the Government of Switzerland, Geneva hosted a global workshop to further enhance cooperation between the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions, 21-23 June 2016.
Basel Convention meetings point way forwards for sustainable management of waste
A Press Release is now available summarising major outcomes of the OEWG-10 and ICC-12 meetings, held in Nairobi from 30 May to 2 June and 4 to 6 June 2016, respectively.
UN member states agree 25 resolutions at UNEA2
Resolutions on the sound management of chemicals and waste, marine litter, and the role of MEAs among resolutions agreed by UN member states at UNEA in Nairobi, 23 - 27 May 2016.
New Director for BCCC Africa
The Government of Nigeria in consultation with the Secretariat has appointed Professor Percy C. Onianwa as the new director of Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for Africa effective 23 May 2016.
BRS launches SDGs quiz for delegates at UNEA2
Not attending UNEA2? You can be there in spirit by taking our online SDG quiz, which will be shared with delegates throughout this week in Nairobi.
Profile of Regional Centre continues focus on Caribbean
Find out about the Basel Regional Centre for the Caribbean, located in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
A Caribbean View: Latest BRS interview takes us to Trinidad and Tobago
Read all about the big issues for the Caribbean in this interview with Dr. Ahmad Khan.
E-waste technical guidelines finalised and now available online in 6 UN languages
Adopted at COP.12, these much-anticipated guidelines are a crucial resource for parties seeking to sustainably manage this fast-growing waste stream.
Sustainable management of chemicals and waste at UNEA-2
Delivering the environmental dimension of the SDGs means achieving sustainable management of chemicals and waste, the message at UNEA-2 in Nairobi, 23-27 May.
Rolph Payet on the outlook for sustainable management of chemicals and waste
Read the BRS Executive Secretary’s address to the first International Conference on Chemical Safety and Security (ICCSS1) held in Kielce, Poland 18-20 April 2016.
Two BRS staff receive UN Long Service Medal Awards
Marking 25 years of service to UNEP, BRS staff Laura Meszaros from Argentina, and Ariel Dayao from the Philippines, were recently honoured at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.
Focus on Regional Centres switches to Africa
The second feature in our series on regional implementation highlights the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
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