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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.
New DDT Toolkit on sound management now available
Visit the one-stop shop for resources on the life-cycle management of DDT, within the context of the chemicals and waste conventions and pulling together information from WHO, FAO and others.
Preventing illegal trade in environmentally - sensitive commodities
Green Customs Initiative: the BRS Secretariat hosts the 11th meeting of the GCI Partners in Geneva, 14-15 April 2016.
Special Programme on Chemicals and Waste: Call for Proposals Open
Aiming to strengthen national institutions and to promote the mainstreaming of sound management of chemicals and wastes, the 1st Call for Proposals is open until 4 July 2016.
First ever MOOC on E-waste - now underway
You can still register for, and since 4 April 2016 join, the first ever Massive Open Online Course on the E-waste Challenge, now underway.
Geneva chemicals and wastes workshop focuses on national implementation of SDGs
Governments, international organisations, civil society and the private sector come together to plan delivery of the SDGs, 11 - 13 April 2016.
China Regional Centre in the spotlight
A news series highlights the vital work of the Basel and Stockholm regional centres, starting with the joint RC in Beijing, China.
China and Asia Pacific: the work of the Regional Centre in Beijing, China
Latest in the BRS interview series features Dr. Jinhui Li, Executive Director of the Basel and Stockholm Conventions Regional Centre, Beijing China.
How big would the pile of discarded mobile phones be?
As big as the Great Pyramid in Egypt? Watch the BRS short movie to find out.
Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Convention Presidents meet in Jordan
SC President Sam Adu-Kumi, Ghana; Rolph Payet, BRS Executive Secretary; RC President Franz Perrez, Switzerland; and BC President Mohammed Khashashneh, Jordan, met at Minamata Convention INC7.
New consultancy opportunities at BRS
Short-term consultants are sought for key Stockholm Convention assignments, deadline for applications 30 March.
Women and men working together for the environment
Kerstin Stendahl reflects on the successful BRS International Womens Day event, which celebrated inspirational women from many Geneva-based organisations.
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