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Protecting children from pesticides: new visual tool now available
Raising awareness about child labour and harmful exposure to pesticides, a new visual facilitator’s guide covers issues and preventative steps, and is available in different languages and adapted to different contexts.
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
First ever, interactive, online Synergies publication now available
Aiming to help Customs Authorities meet their responsibilities for protecting against the adverse impacts of hazardous chemicals and wastes, this is the first ever interactive BRS publication.
Countdown to the Triple COPs – Update on Stockholm listings
Ask Kei Ohno all you need to know about chemicals proposed to be newly listed at this year’s Conference of the Parties
Country-Led Initiative the focus for your questions
Ask Susan Wingfield how the CLI helps countries capture the benefits of improved waste management
Gender – Why it matters and what BRS is doing
Kerstin Stendahl, BRS Deputy Executive Secretary, on how gender considerations are necessary for full implementation of the Conventions
An African perspective: capacities and partnerships in focus
Join Professor Oladele Osibanjo as he describes the main capacity constraints, and partnership opportunities, for solving waste and chemicals issues in Africa
Focus on regional issues - Your chance to ask-an-expert
Suman Sharma answers your questions on How does Technical Assistance assist Parties implement the Chemicals and Waste Conventions?
The role of partnerships and stakeholders in the sustainable management of chemicals and waste
Countdown to the Triple COPs: BRS’ Matthias Kern answers your questions on concerning implementing the Conventions through partnerships.
BRS’ Tatiana Terekhova answers your question on Gender
Second in the popular Countdown to the Triple COPs series of UNEP “Expert-of-the-Day”, Tatiana explains the importance of gender for the sustainable management of chemicals and waste
Interview: Science as the Bottom Line
Abiola Olanipekun, Chief of the BRS Scientific Support Branch, explains that rigorous and inclusive scientific processes underpin the 3 conventions
BRS’ Mario Yarto explains how new chemicals get listed on
As part of the “Countdown to the Triple COPs” on UNEP’s Ask-an-Expert interactive portal, ask BRS Programme Officer Mario Yarto all you need to know about how the chemical listings processes work.
International Chemicals Chief Eyes Ambitious Agenda for 2015 Conference of Parties
By journalist Bryce Baschuk from Bloomberg Key Development: The new executive secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions is seeking to increase awareness about the negative impacts of e-waste, mercury and other pollutants. What's Next: The BRS conference of parties will con...
Science-based decision-making key to the COPs
For three days on the margins of the COPs, the BRS Secretariat and its partners will present the scientific basis for sustainable management of chemicals and waste, at the Science Fair, 7-9 May 2015.
Focus on Technical Assistance and Capacity-Building
Why is Capacity-Building crucial for implementing the Conventions? An Interview with the Chief of the BRS Technical Assistance Branch, Maria Cristina Cardenas, tells us why.
Executive Secretary addresses SAICM Open-Ended Working Group
The 2nd meeting of the Strategic Approach to Integrated Chemicals Management, OEWG, takes place in Geneva 15 to 17 December 2014. The Executive Secretary's speech is now available.
Human Rights and the Sustainable Management of Chemicals and Wastes
At a side event held in December 2014, the Executive Secretary led a debate on the linkages between human rights and hazardous chemicals and wastes
Report now available of the Joint Bureaux Meeting
This meeting, held 11 – 12 November 2014 in Geneva, approved the programme for the forthcoming Triple COPs.
Why are the meetings of the COPs Important ?
As 2015 begins, David Ogden, Chief of the Conventions Operations Branch, tells us why.
Take part in the first ever “International Geneva” mass tweet campaign
The UNOG Director General, Mr Michael Moeller, launches the mass tweet campaign on Wednesday 17 December at 1100am, with the BRS Secretariat participating under the banner of “Geneva Means..... Sustainable Chemicals and Waste”.
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