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Outstanding independent scientists sought to fill vacancies within the GEF’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel
Candidates in the areas of Biodiversity and Chemicals/Waste Management are being sought by deadline of 31 January 2014.  
First joint meeting of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee strengthens scientific synergies
Committees establish intersessional working group to prepare guidance on PIC POPs chemicals.
Training extends conventions’ corps of highly qualified chairpersons
A pilot training on chairing meetings of the Basel, Rotterdam & Stockholm conventions will be offered in Glion, Switzerland, from 3 to 5 March 2014
UN chemical experts recommend adding three pesticides to the PIC global watch list
Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee held its 9th meeting in Rome from 22 to 24 October 2013, back to back with the joint meeting of the conventions’ scientific review committees
Secretariat launches BRS MEAS photo gallery on Flickr
BRS MEAS is the new photo gallery of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions on Flickr, the latest addition to the conventions’ panoply of social media services. The BRS MEAS collection consists of more than 900 photographic images taken by the Secretariat and organized into 12 thema...
New global treaty cuts mercury emissions and releases, sets up controls on products, mines and industrial plants
Kumamoto, Japan, 10 October 2013 - Japan, a country which has come to epitomize mercury poisoning in modern times, today became one of the first countries to sign a historic new international convention to reduce emissions and releases of the toxic metal into air, land and water and to phase out man...
Building an Effective Future-proof International Chemicals and Waste Regime
Franz Perrez, Swiss Ambassador for the Environment, writes about synergies milestones and future cooperation between the three conventions.  
Interactive map displays parties to the conventions
Up-to-date information on the status of ratifications merely a click away.
Synergies app launched at 2013 COPs
The mobile app is expected to increase transparency and participation in Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm convention meetings. Available for Android and iPhone/iPads.  
Extraordinary UN Conference Takes Historic Strides to Strengthen Chemical Safety Globally
UNEP and FAO team up to promote synergies between the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions in two-week chemicals and waste meeting.  
Global Environment Facility Premieres Documentary Film Mission: Planet De-Tox at Geneva Chemicals Conference
GEF-funded projects in Philippines, Mexico, China, Tanzania, Kenya show positive impacts of projects to clean up toxic chemicals and waste.
New cooperation fostered between regional centres in Brazil and Czech Republic
RECETOX and CETESB regional centres sign MOU at the closure of the Regional Fair at 2013 COPs.
Global Environment Facility Launches e-Magazine App
Interactive app adds sizzle to the 2013 COPs.
Remarks by Clayton Campanhola (FAO) at the opening of the ordinary and extraordinary meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, 28 April 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
Clayton Campanhola, Executive Secretary of the Rotterdam Convention, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Remarks by Bakary Kante (UNEP) at the opening of the ordinary and extraordinary meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, 28 April 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
Bakary Kante, Director of the Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC), United Nations Environment Programme.
Regional Fair accents "Synergies through regional delivery"
The Regional Fair Roundtable ‘Synergies through regional delivery’ examines barrier and opportunities to enhance delivery of services to parties at regional and national level.  
Invitation to Press Conference & Media Event
Geneva International Conference Centre, Room 3, Geneva, 27 April 2013 at 11:00 a.m.  
Third joint meeting of COP Presidents finalizes arrangements for back-to-back COPs
Presidents agreed to rotate chairing of various sessions of the ExCOP meetings, as well as simultaneous sessions of the ordinary meetings of the three COPs.  
Chemicals and hazardous waste: three conventions convene in Geneva
In continuation of their synergies process, the three conventions that govern chemicals and hazardous waste at international level will convene in Geneva from 28 April to 10 May 2013.  
Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions adopts standardized e-mail addresses
Staff members of the Secretariat have new standardized e-mail addresses.  
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