Location: Tehran, Iran
Date of establishment: BCRC in July 2005 (Framework Agreement),
SCRC in November 2007 (Nomination). More
Seventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention held in 2004 by its decision BC-7/10 established the Basel Convention Regional Centre in Iran but the centre came into operation only from May 2007. Later in November 2007, the same institution was nominated to serve as a regional centre under the Stockholm Convention. The centre was endorsed by COP 5 as a regional or subregional centre for four years in 2011 and recently, COP 7 has endorsed it again for another term of four years.
Hosted by: Department of Environment of Iran
Parties served: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Lebanon, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Commonwealth of Independent States countries
Expertise: The centre has expertise in training and capacity building in the area of management of hazardous wastes/substances.
For more information visit: www.bcrctehran.ir
Coordinator: Mr. Seyed Masoud Monavari
Contact person: Dr. Alireza Shiri-Garakani
Telephone: +98 21 88 23 31 44
Fax: +98 21 88 23 31 44
Address: Department of Environment, Pardisan Ecopark, West Hakim Highway, Tehran, Iran