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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.
Global Roster of Experts now online!
To access recognised experts in chemicals and waste, visit the new online Roster, the latest addition to the BRS clearing-house mechanism.
Don’t miss the September edition of UNEP’s Our Planet
Focusing on making our future chemical-safe, and featuring an article by BRS Executive Secretary Rolph Payet, view it here.
Interview with the new Rotterdam Executive Secretary (FAO)
Meet the new ES of the FAO part of the Rotterdam Convention, William Murray, and discover his expectations for the upcoming Chemicals Review Committee (CRC) meeting in Rome.
Read the ICCM4 Press Release
Outcomes of the 4th International Conference on Chemicals Management, featuring governments, civil society, and private sector, 28 September to 2 October in Geneva.
SDGs under the spotlight at ICCM4 and side events
Implementing SDGs occupied a Panel Discussion at ICCM4 at which UNEP, UNITAR, BRS and Minamata secretariats urged the importance of mainstreaming chemicals and waste, echoing a call made by UNEP Chief Achim Steiner earlier this week.
New film launched as ICCM4 opens in Geneva
"Let’s get there together" urges the Fourth International Conference on Chemicals Management, which looks ahead to fulfilling the 2020 targets on sound management of chemicals.
Climate Neutral Now: UN-wide initiative launched
BRS offset 100% of its greenhouse gas emissions for 2013, as UNFCCC launches its Climate Neutral Now initiative for organisations, companies and individuals to measure, reduce and offset their emissions.
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