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Put forward your proposals for Small Grants Programmes on plastic waste!
The call for the third round of projects to be implemented under the Small Grants Programmes on Plastic Waste will remain open until 25 May 2022. The BRS Secretariat will facilitate the implementation of regional, subregional and national projects based on the respective business plans or workplans ...
Submit your proposal for side events in the upcoming BRS COPs!
Join us in Geneva from 6 to 17 June for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Conference of Parties, and support the role of multilateral environmental agreements in protecting human health and our planet. Deadline for event submissions is 22 April 2022.
Rolph Payet speaks on the science of chemicals and wastes
BRS Executive Secretary gave an interview on UNEP’s decision to establish a science-policy panel that will further contribute to the sound management of chemicals and waste.
Happy International Women’s Day 2022!
Today we celebrate our colleagues and all the women and girls around the world who act as powerful change-makers, fighting for a sustainable, more equal future.
Celebrating 35 years of compliance mechanisms under the UNEP-administered MEAs
Held on the margins of the United Nations Environment Programme’s 50th anniversary, the event explored ways of keeping environmental governance effective under the Multilateral Environmental Agreements.
BRS Secretariat Chief speaks at the UNEA-5 Leadership Dialogue with MEAs
Rolph Payet discussed how strengthening action by multilateral environmental agreements can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
UNEA-5.2: Leadership Dialogue with MEAs
Join the UNEA-5.2 Leadership Dialogue with MEAs to hear exchanges of views and experiences on ways to contribute to enhanced environmental governance, including through coherent implementation of the MEAs.
UNEP@50: MEAs celebrate 35 years of compliance mechanisms
Join the side event during the special session of the UNEA, co-organized by the eight UNEP-administered Multilateral Environmental Agreements.
All for one and one for all!
Celebrating ten years of collaboration in the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.
Rolph Payet joins world leaders in discussing plastic waste management
In the lead-up to UNEA-5.2, BRS Secretariat Executive Secretary addresses the positive impact of the Plastic Waste Amendments on curbing plastic pollution.
Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science!
Join us in the fight against gender bias that holds girls back from studying STEM, and impedes women from pursuing successful careers in science fields.
Send your submissions for the Generation Connect E-Waste Iconathon by 18 March 2022!
ITU is organising an icon design contest to raise awareness about the global e-waste issue, leveraging the participation of youth. The BRS Secretariat is proud to support the initiative.
Experts recommend eliminating toxic pesticide methoxychlor, a DDT substitute, as Stockholm Convention POPRC17 meeting concludes in Geneva and online
The 17th meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee also took steps towards the elimination of the plastic additive UV-328 and 4 other toxic chemicals.
Reports of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Convention COPs (online segments) are now available in all UN languages
The reports are available to view or download in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian.
Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2022
The Executive Secretary and team whish you Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2022.
Validating Argentina’s recycling efforts
The Basel Convention Regional Center for South America launches protocol for the certification of recycling plants managing plastic materials.
BRS in the 10th Green Standards Week
BRS Deputy Executive Secretary will open the High-level Dialogue on Sustainable E-waste Management and Circular Economy in Latin America. Register here.
Mountains of Plastic
Spotlight on rampant plastic pollution in the mountains, as experts explore ways forward on the occasion of the 2021 International Mountain Day.
Launch of the Stockholm Convention Electronic Reporting System for 5th reporting cycle
The questionnaire, which has been revised to include reporting on additional chemicals, is now available to Parties through in all six UN official languages. Join one of our webinars on 6 or 8 December to learn more about it!
New Greening the Blue report highlights steps taken to lessen UN family’s environmental footprint, and impact of COVID-19
The BRS Secretariat, one of 56 UN entities included in the report, is carbon neutral for the 8th year in a row.
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