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Gender Heroes 8: Women waste-pickers turn toxic to green
In the last of our popular series on gender, read how Indian women are bringing added responsibility to e-waste re-cycling.
Review of BRS Synergies process underway
Reviews of the synergies arrangements: call for tenders by 5 February 2016.
What are the implications of the recent CRC11 meeting?
Interview between Charlie Avis, BRS Public Information Officer, Yun Zhou, Technical Officer of the Rotterdam Convention Secretariat based at FAO Rome.
Season’s greetings from the BRS Secretariat
Best wishes and thanks to all of our parties, partners, donors and stakeholders and looking forward to a fruitful 2016.
Gender Heroes 7: Female explorers raise awareness of hazardous chemicals
Meet Emily Penn and Lucy Gilliam, leaders of Exxpedition, a team of inspiring women highlighting POPs and plastics in the world’s oceans.
Gender Heroes 6: Reducing Risks to Children in Trinidad & Tobago
Latest in the gender series shows how children are often more vulnerable to the risk of health impacts from hazardous wastes.
Geneva Gender Parity Pledge
The Secretariat hands over the signed BRS Geneva Gender Parity Pledge to Mr. Michael Moller, UNOG Director General.
Gender Heroes 5: Children and art combine to reduce waste in Panama
Latest in the series highlights an inspirational artist leading an initiative to kick out waste and protect lives in Panama.
United Nations reports on its 2014 greenhouse gas emissions
BRS achieves climate neutrality for the third year running, showing commitment to continually improve its sustainability performance.
Increasing Knowledge on Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals
Watch the SAICM video, screened on 26 November at the Geneva Environment Network chemicals briefing, exploring this growing area of concern.
Gender Heroes 4: Working to get shipbreaking off the beach
See the latest in our Gender Heroes series to find out how two inspiring women helped found and now lead a coalition aiming for environmentally sound shipbreaking.
Gender Heroes 3: Exposure to hazards from e-waste recycling
The 3rd episode of the BRS Gender Heroes series examines the informal e-waste recycling sector in Africa.
Gender Heroes 2 - protecting human health and the environment in Russia
Read the second of our Gender Heroes stories, inspiring work from Volgograd on environmental justice and the quest for environmentally sound management of chemicals and wastes.
Meet our BRS Gender Heroes
The first of our series on gender shows how community-based action pesticide monitoring can protect human health and the environment in the Asia-Pacific region.
Reflections on 22 years of working for a safer tomorrow
On the occasion of his retirement, BRS Senior Programme Officer, Nelson Sabogal, reflects on a distinguished career devoted to the sound management of chemicals and waste.
Get the latest news on chemicals and wastes
Follow BRS via twitter on @brsmeas to get latest postings on the sound management of chemicals and wastes.
Executive Secretary addresses the International Conference on Chemicals Management
The fourth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management took place in Geneva from 28 September to 2 October 2015. The Executive Secretary's interventions at the meeting are now available.
19,000 people visit UN Geneva to celebrate UN70
The BRS Secretariat was a proud member of the UNEP team on Saturday 24 October as thousands of people visited the Palais des Nations to learn more about body burden and the sound management of chemicals and waste.
BRS celebrates the 70th anniversary of the UN
Meet the BRS team at the UN70 Open Day at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Saturday 24 October 2015 .
Experts meet to protect human health and environment
FAO Rome hosts the 11th meeting of the Chemicals Review Committee, 26 - 28 October 2015 to consider draft guidance documents, final regulatory actions, and new listings.
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