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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.  
UN chemicals and waste conventions convene exceptional joint meetings
Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions to hold ‘sustainable synergies’ meetings aimed at solidifying collaboration among the three legally autonomous global agreements.  
Secretariat fills three senior management positions
Selection of branch chiefs to fill the technical assistance, convention operations and scientific support branches has been announced by the Secretariat.  
COPs delegates invited to sail to Cheneviers waste treatment centre
In cooperation with the authorities of the Canton of Geneva, the Swiss host country is organizing an excursion to the waste treatment centre of Cheneviers on Sunday, 5 May 2013. Participants will travel from La Jonction by boat on the Rhône to the treatment centre. A morning excursion (...
Review of the synergies arrangements
Secretariat’s review of the synergies arrangements and UNEP/FAO synergies evaluation reports released.  
Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year 2013
From the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions  
2012 was a year of major innovation in international environmental governance, in particular in the area of hazardous chemicals and wastes. The Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm convention secretariats were successfully merged into one secretariat as a result of the Party-led synergies process.  ...
UNEP Pays Tribute to Angela Cropper
Angela Cropper, the former Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has passed away following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Geneva is the global centre of international chemicals and waste management work
In a wide-ranging interview with Geneva International Cooperation, Executive Secretary Jim Willis speaks about the global impacts of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, the “synergies process” and some key challenges facing management of chemicals and hazardous wastes today. ...
Message of Condolence to the Family, Friends and Colleagues of the Late Sergey E. Tikhonov
The Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Sergey Eduardovich Tikhonov.  
Consultative meeting held in Mexico City from 5 to 6 September 2012 sought advice from governments and other stakeholders The Stockholm Convention has a financial mechanism, which provides new and additional resources to eligible parties to enable them to implement treaty obligations. The Global En...
Urgent Action Needed to Reduce Growing Health and Environmental Hazards from Chemicals: UN Report
Chemical ‘Intensification’ of Economies in Developing Countries Means Greater Risk of Exposure to Hazardous Substances  
Follow the conventions on Twitter @brsmeas
The new Twitter service of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, BRS Conventions lets you follow the latest developments of the conventions.  
Global MEAs for Atmosphere, Hazardous substances and Biodiversity: What are the lessons for Future Synergies?
Jim Willis will present on the conventions’ experience with synergies at a Rio+20 side event, being held at Athletes Park, UNEP Pavilion from 13:00 to 14:45:on 22 June 2012.
Sustainability at the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions
In July 2011, a sustainability task force was set up in the secretariat to develop recommendations on improving the secretariat’s environmental and financial sustainability. Find out about the results of the task force and the sustainability performance of the secretariat, by consulting the ta...
Quarterly management oversight reports increase transparency of secretariat
The secretariat presents new management oversight reports covering synergies between the conventions and their operations.
Sign up now for Wastes, PIC and POPs webinars
Our offer of online training has been expanded to address a variety of new issues relevant to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions. Find more by consulting the schedule of webinars for this year.
A breakthrough year of synergies for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions
In 2011, the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions embarked on a new, innovative and tangible phase the synergies process.  
Synergies among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions
Since 2005, the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions have undergone a unique development within the world of MEAs, known as “the synergies process”. The synergies process represents the establishment of an unprecedented mechanism for the achievement of coordination and cooperation ...
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