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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

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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?

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Synergies for better managing the international trade of hazardous chemicals and wastes

New electronic leaflet provides an overview of the respective international trade control regimes under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.

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International trade control measures under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

This leaflet provides an overview of the respective international trade control regimes under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.

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For the first time, regional meetings help parties prepare for the triple COPs

Stakeholder meetings in Indonesia, Kenya, Slovakia and Uruguay are designed to assist identify regional priorities and develop regional positions ahead of the triple COPs in May.

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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 www.unep.org concerning implementing the Conventions through partnerships.

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Partnership is Key as BRS joins the Global Expanded Water Monitoring Initiative

Another example of how partnerships can further implementation of the Conventions, GEMI is an inter-agency initiative led by UN Habitat, UNEP and WHO, under the umbrella of UN Water.

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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

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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

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Technical Guidelines on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Ottawa, Canada, will host the next meeting of the Small Inter-Sessional Working Group on POPs, to be held from 17 to 19 March 2015, at which the Technical Guidelines will be further developed.

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Gender – UN urges more action to achieve equality

Gender in the spotlight: As the UN sets equality targets for 2030, find out what the BRS Secretariat is doing to achieve gender equality.

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Towards improved inventories on hazardous wastes

The Expert Group Meeting on a Generic Inventory Tool for Hazardous Wastes, in Geneva from 12 - 13 March 2015, will lead to progress towards better monitoring and management of hazardous waste

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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

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BRS’ Mario Yarto explains how new chemicals get listed on www.unep.org

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.

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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.

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Interim Guidelines for the implementation of decision V/32 on
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 Third meeting of the Expert Working Group on ESM
The third meeting of the Expert Working Group on Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) takes place in Konstanz, Germany, from 21-23 January 2015

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Briefing on Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions COPs in 2015

The online briefings aim at providing parties, observers and other stakeholders with an overview of the issues that will be discussed during the meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, to be held in Geneva, from 4-15 May 2015.

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Outcomes of the third meeting of the Expert Working Group on ESM

The objective of this webinar is to inform Parties to the Basel Convention and observers on the outcomes of the third meeting of the Expert Working Group to facilitate the negotiations during the twelfth Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention and share information on progress in the EWG activities.

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Harmonization of E-waste statistics comes a step closer

UN organizations introduce guidelines for classification, reporting and indicators to capture the most important elements of E-waste.

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Revised draft glossary of terms available for comments

Comments from parties and others on the revised glossary of terms are invited by 15 March 2015.

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Invitation by comments by 30 January 2015.

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Call for applications by 31 December 2014.

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Pre-session documents for the three COPs now available

Pre-session documents for the three COPs, including programmes of work and proposed budgets for the biennium 2016-2017, are available on the Secretariat websites.

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Appointment of the new Executive Secretary

The Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions is pleased to announce that the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, has recently appointed Dr. Rolph Payet, Minister for Environment and Energy, Seychelles, as its new Executive Secretary.

Dr. Payet has a Doctorate in Environmental Science, degrees at master level in Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Business Administration (MBA) and Applied Environmental Economics, and an honours degree in Biochemistry.

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Tackling informality in e-waste management: The potential of cooperative enterprises - an ILO report

Come and learn how cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy organizations can contribute to formalizing the e-waste recycling informal sector. The cases of Brazil, India, Serbia and Bolivia will be presented and discussed. These sessions aim to share experience on how to improve occupational safety and health, providing decent jobs and better income to informal workers in the e-waste recycling sector.

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UNIDO Programme on WEEE in Latin America

These sessions aim at sharing details of the UNIDO approach to e-waste management. They also aim at presenting the programme on strengthening of national initiatives and enhancement of regional cooperation for the environmentally sound management of POPs in waste of electronic or electrical equipment (WEEE) in Latin-American countries; programme that is currently under development.

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Science Fair will accompany the COPs, Geneva, 7-9th May, 2015
The Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions is pleased to announce it will stage a Science Fair, reflecting the COP Theme of “From Science to Action: Working for a Safer Tomorrow, from  7-9th May, 2015.

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Regional Centres meet to enhance cooperation and coordination
The Annual joint meeting of Regional Centres under the Basel and Stockholm Conventions takes place in Geneva on 27-28 November 2014.

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Meeting of the Small Intersessional Working Group on Technical Guidelines on E-waste

The meeting of the Small Intersessional Working Group on Technical Guidelines on E-waste takes place in Konstanz, Germany, from 19-20 

January 2015

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Bureaux approve the schedule of work for the 2015 COPs
At their joint meeting on 11-12 November, the bureaux successfully laid foundations for the forthcoming COPs. An advance version of the schedule is now available.

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Preparations intensify for triple conferences of the parties (COPs): Geneva, May 2015
Parties have been officially informed of the back-to-back meetings of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions COPs to be held in Geneva, 4-15 May 2015.

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Extended deadline for the Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment (PACE) photo contest:
Parties and others are invited to submit photographs to the Secretariat by 15th January 2015, with a view to awards and exhibition at the 2015 COP in Geneva.

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Republic of Congo ratifies the Ban Amendment
Deposit of instrument by Congo brings total number of ratifications to 80 Parties!

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Eleventh meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee invites comments from parties and others
Comments are sought on the Manual for the implementation of the Convention and on the classification of compliance performance with national reporting.

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National Reporting for the Basel Convention: reporting in a snap shot!

Come and learn how to submit national reports for the Basel Convention online. The objective of this webinar is to assist Parties to the Basel Convention in the submission of their national reports using the electronic reporting system.

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Joint meeting of the bureaux of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions COPs
The bureaux will meet from 11 to 12 November 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss preparations for the 2015 COPs.

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Open-Ended Working Group charts way forward to 2015 COP: Now seeking comments and soliciting information
The ninth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG-9) met from 16 to 19 September 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Briefing on OEWG2 of SAICM

The objective of this webinar is to inform SAICM stakeholders of the 2nd meeting of the of the SAICM Open-ended Working Group, to enable them to participate fully in the related discussions. This webinar also serves to increase synergies in the implementation of SAICM and the chemicals and waste related conventions, including the Basel, Minamata, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.

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Collection systems of e-waste: An example of Concrete Solutions in Japan and Other Asian Countries

Come and learn how the e-waste collection system was put in place in Japan and other Asian countries. These sessions aim at sharing experience on how to establish such systems in the framework of an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme, presenting lessons learned and strategies to replicate this experience in other countries.

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The October  issue of the BRS Technical Assistance Newsletter is now available

The Technical Assistance Newsletter provides information on the past, current and upcoming technical assistance activities.

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Outcome of the OEWG9

The objective of this webinar is to inform Parties to the Basel Convention and other stakeholders on the outcome of ninth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group.

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Draft Technical Guidelines for the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of POPs Wastes released
Parties and others are invited to submit comments on the draft technical guidelines by the specified deadlines.

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The Secretariat is pleased to announce the launch of a new online tool for finding its many joint technical and scientific publications. The use of an integrated search engine combines publications from the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Convention processes for the first time, and enables interested browsers to search by keyword, life cycle phase, or chemical/waste name under the Conventions.

The tool aims to better facilitate the sharing of key information about sustainable chemicals management amongst stakeholders, ease the work of Parties and Observers to the three Conventions, is the latest in the ongoing process of harmonisation and improvement of knowledge management within the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions.

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Preparations for the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties: Report of the 22-23 May 2014 Bureau Meeting now available
The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention met from 22 to 23 May 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss, inter alia, preparations for next year’s Conference of the Parties. The Meeting Report is now available.

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OEWG9 preparatory briefing

The objective of this webinar is to inform Parties to the Basel Convention and observers on the Ninth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group, to enable them to fully participate in the related discussions. It is also to provide general information on the forthcoming Eleventh meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee.

Recording  26 August 2014

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Briefing on the tenth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the tenth meeting of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC)
The objective of this webinar is to inform Parties to the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, observers and other stakeholders in order to enable their full participation in the work of POPRC and CRC.

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Webinar on the intersessional work of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention (CRC)

The webinar will cover the introduction on activities to enhance effective participation in the work of the CRC and the POPRC, the intersessional work of the CRC and the process and methodology for drafting DGDs.

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Draft guidance to assist parties to the Rotterdam Convention and the Chemical Review Committee in their work when a chemical under consideration is a persistent organic pollutant listed under the Stockholm Convention

The objectives of the webinar are to disseminate the content of the draft guidance document. Also, the webinar aims at highlighting areas where information exchange on chemicals under review of these scientific bodies could enhance synergies among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.

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Environmentally Sound Management of Asbestos: the experience of South-East Asia during the post Disaster Reconstruction

The objective of this webinar is to share the experience gained by the Basel Convention Regional Centre for South East Asia and the participating countries, after the completion of the project. The session aims at disseminating the tools and methodologies developed in the framework of the project and at sharing lessons learned on the ESM of asbestos wastes.

Recording   14 October 2014

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