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BRS and Climate-KIC launch first-ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on e-waste
The Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions (BRS), together with its partner the European Institute for Innovation and Technology’s Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community (Climate-KIC), is proud to launch the first-ever Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, on the ele...
Geneva has many inspiring women working for a better environment
BRS and GEN mark International Women’s Day by celebrating some of inspiring women working on environment in Geneva.
Follow BRS on Twitter for the latest news
Join the ever-growing number of @brsmeas followers and keep up to date on the chemicals and wastes agenda.
Linking chemicals and waste with SDGs ahead of UNEA-2
Read the briefing made by BRS during the 2nd meeting of the UNEP open-ended CPR, on the sound management of chemicals and wastes within the 2030 agenda on sustainable development.
Two consulting opportunities open until 20 February 2016
BRS secretariat invites tenders for the drafting of ESM factsheets and design options for management of shipbreaking waste.
18th February is the 4th Anniversary of the - joint - BRS Secretariat
BRS Deputy Executive Secretary, Kerstin Stendahl, outlines lessons learnt from 10 years of working on synergies.
Watch the latest BRS science video
New film shows how science underpins decision-making for the 3 BRS conventions.
Regional consultations underway for Minamata Convention on Mercury
BRS is participating in regional consultations for the intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury (INC7), which will be held in Jordan, 10 to 15 March 2016.
Institutional strengthening for implementation of the BRS Conventions
The Executive Board of the UNEP Special Programme holds its first meeting on 2 to 3 February 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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.
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