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Delegates gather in Geneva, Switzerland to accelerate action to curb pollution from chemicals and waste
Over 2000 delegates from around the globe gather in Geneva, Switzerland, to accelerate action to curb pollution from chemicals and waste.
Join a side event during the 2023 meetings of the BRS COPs!
The schedule for the side events planned during the meetings of the 2023 meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions is now available on the side events webpage. The schedule includes clickable links to side events allowing online attendees.
Register now and join our webinar session on 26 April 2023 on Dechlorane Plus and UV-328 proposed for listing in Annex A to the Stockholm Convention
The Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (COP-11) will consider, among other things, the recommendations of the POPs Review Committee on the listing of three new chemicals in Annex A to the Convention: Dechlorane Plus; UV-328; methoxychlor. To exchange information about the chemical...
Representatives for the Eastern European Region met in Zagreb, Croatia in the lead to the 2023 BRS COPs
The Eastern Europe regional preparatory meeting for the 2023 meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions took place from 28 to 30 March 2023 in Zagreb, Croatia. The meeting which was hosted by the Government of Croatia and organized in cooperation wit...
Latin American and Caribbean delegates meet in Panama-City in the lead to the 2023 BRS COPs
On Tuesday 28 March 2023 participants attending the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Preparatory meeting for the 2023 meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions were welcomed to Panama-City by Dr. Luis Francisco Sucre, Minister of Health of Panama...
Journalists and communicators, signed up for the 2023 BRS COPs briefing session for the media
The Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions organised a briefing session for the media to inform members of the press and communication specialists on the upcoming meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Conventions (BRS COPs). The session took place on 03 April 2023 ...
Regional preparations for the 2023 BRS COPs continue to move ahead
Delegates from the Africa region met from 21 to 23 March 2023 in Dakar, Senegal during the regional preparatory meeting for the 2023 BRS COPs. The meeting provided an opportunity for Parties in the region to consult each other in advance of the COPs and facilitate the preparation of regional positi...
Delegates from the Asia-Pacific region met in the lead-up to the 2023 BRS COPs
The Asia-Pacific regional preparatory meeting for the 2023 BRS COPS was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 14 to 16 March 2023. The meeting provided an opportunity for Parties in the region to consult each other in advance of the COPs and facilitate the preparation of regional positions amongst others. ...
International support for the Ban Amendment continues to increase
International efforts to control unwanted imports of waste continues to strengthen, with Thailand becoming the 102nd Party to ratify the Basel Convention Ban Amendment.
Regional preparations in the lead-up the 2023 BRS Conventions COPs
Regional preparatory meetings for the upcoming meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions are taking place in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe and GRULAC regions during March 2023.
Briefing on the 2023 meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
Find all about the proposal to amend Articles 7, 10, 11 and 22 of the Rotterdam Convention and to add a new Annex VIII, join the webinars scheduled on 9 and 14 March 2023
The objective of these webinars is for the proponents and co-sponsors to provide information on their proposal to amend Articles 7, 10, 11 and 22 of the Rotterdam Convention and to add a new Annex VIII which will be considered by the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention during its e...
Book now your booth and participate in the PCB Fair during the 2023 BRS COPs!
The Fair on Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) will be held during the 2023 COPs, from 3 to 5 May 2023, at the Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG). The the objective of Fair is to raise awareness on the urgency to accelerate action to meet the upcoming 2025 and 2028 PCB deadlines under th...
Outcomes of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee and the Rotterdam Convention Compliance Committee meetings
The objective of this online briefing is to inform Parties to the Basel and Rotterdam Conventions, observers and other stakeholders on the outcomes of the fifteenth meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee (BC ICC-15) and the first meeting of the Rotterdam Convention&r...
New online course on chairing BRS meetings
The online course aims to enhance the skills and knowledge of government officials, so that they can effectively chair and negotiate at various types of meetings across the three Conventions.
BRS COPs Bureaux hold joint meeting to decide on key elements of the upcoming conferences
The joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions (BRS COPs) takes place from 18 to 19 January 2023, in Geneve, Switzerland, addressing issues such as the theme and overall organization of the 2023 BRS COPs.
Apply for a side event at the 2023 BRS COPs!
All side events will be held during lunch breaks and in the evenings. The deadline for applications is 1 March 2023.
January 2023 issue of the BRS Highlights is out!
The newsletter is issued by the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions on a monthly basis.
Winners of our e-waste storytelling competition announced!
Participants were invited to share anecdotes of cherished electric and electronic devices they should have disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.
Happy holidays and a prosperous 2023!
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