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BRS presents at Expo Milano 2015
BRS and 12 other Geneva-based organizations highlighted how “International Geneva” works on food at EXPO 2015 in Milan on Saturday, 19th September.
Strengthening the flow of information for stakeholders
Through its participation in the UN-led Law and Environment Ontology (LEO) initiative, the BRS Secretariat aims to improve access to environmental legislation for policy makers, academics, journalists, NGOs and the general public.
Kerstin Stendahl appointed Executive Secretary ad interim of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
Since April 2014, Kerstin has served as Executive Secretary ad interim of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. Kerstin joined the Secretariat as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in November 2012.
Seychelles becomes 82nd party to accept Ban Amendment
Seychelles deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Ban Amendment on 15 July 2015, bringing the total number of ratifications to 82 Parties.
Honduras the first in Latin American to submit its revised NIP
A special ceremony during the 2015 Triple COPs marked the submission by Honduras of its National Implementation Programme (article in Spanish).
Re-live the COPs with the new BRS videos
A new summary video film captures the 2015 Triple COPs experience and summarises key data and outcomes.
Awards at COPs honour outstanding practitioners
Representatives from Cote d’Ivoire, Jamaica, Kenya, Phillipines and Nigeria were the winners of the special BRS awards for practitioners who have benefitted from Secretariat training opportunities, and used that training for national implementation.
Elections during BC COP-12, RC COP-7 and SC COP-7
At the recent Triple COPs, parties elected new bureaux and members of subsidiary bodies under the conventions. More
Global media coverage of the 2015 Triple COPs
More than 130 articles from more than 40 countries: view the articles online.
POPs smartphone game and animated video from China
As launched at the recent Triple COPs in Geneva, the Government of China/UNDP interactive smartphone game and animated video are now available online, as part of the campaign “Stop the POPs”.
PACE E-waste award-winning photos now online
View the 4 finalist E-waste photographs honoured at the COPs, including the winning entry from Kai Loeffelbein (Germany).
Parties adopt key decisions at 2015 Triple COPs
Finishing at 03:45 in the morning of Saturday, 16 May 2015, the Meetings of the Conferences of Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions are over, with several key decisions taken.
Triple COPs on track amid calls for action
The second week of the Triple COPs is underway as parties respond to calls, including from UNEP Chief Achim Steiner, for action on urgent waste and chemicals issues
Science Fair takes COPs back to basics
Dozens of events, hundreds of partners, and thousands of conversations: the Science Fair was closed by donor partner Finland on saturday having underlined the scientific basis for the three conventions
INTERVIEW: Look ahead to the Triple COPs with the three COP Coordinators
A look ahead to what to expect from the Triple COPs with Alain Wittig, Andrea Lechner, and Marylene Beau
Countdown to the Triple COPs – Presidents’ Joint Meeting takes place in Geneva
The Presidents of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions met on 21 April 2015 to finalize arrangements for the preparation of the upcoming Triple COPs
Countdown to the Triple COPs: FAO and the Rotterdam Convention
FAO’s Elisabetta Tagliati answers your questions on the Rotterdam Convention and the relationships between pesticides, agriculture and environment.
Umoja, a new way of managing the United Nations administration, is being deployed
As part of a United Nations (UN)–wide initiative, UNEP and the BRS Secretariat will be implementing a new enterprise resource planning system named ‘Umoja’ with effect from 1 June 2015.
Interview with FAO’s Christine Fuell
Find out all about Rotterdam Convention implementation and the role of FAO in the latest of our interview series marking the Countdown to the Triple COPs.
Register now for the COPs Excursion on Lake Geneva
The Government of Switzerland invites delegates of the meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to join a boat cruise on Lake Geneva on Sunday, 10 May 2015. Registration is required.
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