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BRS supports sustainable development goal 5 on  gender equality  and women’s empowerment
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A list of concept notes for voluntary financial contributions for the biennium 2018/19 is now available on the BRS websites

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available

 

At its thirteenth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention elected a new Bureau and members of subsidiary bodies under the Convention.

At its thirteenth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention elected a new Bureau and members of subsidiary bodies under the Convention.

At its thirteenth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention elected a new Bureau and members of subsidiary bodies under the Convention.
 

The Secretariat hands over the signed BRS Geneva Gender Parity Pledge to Mr. Michael Moller, UNOG Director General.

Geneva Gender Parity Pledge

Geneva Gender Parity Pledge

 

The Secretariat has been made aware that emails were recently sent using abusively for instance the name of the Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions or other staff as its author, a misleading sender’s name, or a misleading email address. Please read the Secretariat’s communication about this issue.

Abusive emails

The Secretariat has been made aware that emails were recently sent using abusively for instance the name of the Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions or other staff as its author, a misleading sender’s name, or a misleading email address. Please read the Secretariat’s communication about this issue.

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Read the BRS Press Release on Plastics in the Mountains

Read the BRS Press Release on Plastics in the Mountains

In Geneva on International Mountains Day, experts urge greater efforts to beat plastic pollution upstream, since Mountains Matter.

BRS opens Illegal Traffic meeting in China: Read the keynote on the Operation Demeter IV initiative

BRS opens Illegal Traffic meeting in China: Read the keynote on the Operation Demeter IV initiative

Preventing, detecting & acting against the illegal transboundary movements of hazardous & other wastes is a crucial element in the global waste challenge.

Improved governance called for to prevent 12,000 million tonnes of plastic waste by 2050

Improved governance called for to prevent 12,000 million tonnes of plastic waste by 2050

Read the BRS Press Release on marine litter, as BRS and Barcelona conventions join forces to help beat plastic pollution.

Beat Marine Plastic Pollution: UN experts meet in Geneva to examine options

Beat Marine Plastic Pollution: UN experts meet in Geneva to examine options

Important meeting assesses how to improve governance for tackling marine plastic pollution.

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Side event in Geneva marks conventions joining forces to beat plastic pollution

The Barcelona and BRS conventions strengthen their cooperation to support the Mediterranean Action Plan and tackle marine plastic litter, at a signing event on 7 December 2018.

Electronic reporting system of the Basel Convention - an overview

The objectives of this webinar are to provide an overview of the electronic reporting system of the Basel Convention and enhance understanding of the reporting obligations under the Basel Convention. It is primarily intended for newly-designated focal points for the Basel Convention.

Life-Cycle Approach to chemicals and waste in the spotlight in Beijing, China

Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Centre’s roundtable meeting brings together participants from 7 Asian countries to discuss better approaches to chemicals and waste management.

Progress to beat pollution as yet another country accedes to the Basel Convention

Vanuatu has become the 187th Party to the Basel Convention, with entry into force on 14 January 2019.

Joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

The bureaux will meet on 15 and 16 November 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss preparations for the 2019 triple COPs.

Basel Convention implementation and compliance progress as 6 countries resolve their compliance difficulties

ICC-13 concludes Cabo Verde, Eritrea, Libya, Guinea-Bissau, Oman and Turkmenistan have overcome their difficulties in implementing obligations to transmit national reports or designate country contacts.

Basel Convention Ban Amendment edges closer to entry into force as two more Parties deposit acceptance instruments

Accepted recently by Iceland and Namibia, the Amendment now requires only two more COP-3 Parties to deposit their instruments of acceptance, to enter into force.

Plastic waste - Parties notified of a proposal to amend Annexes II, VIII & IX of the Basel Convention

Written comments are invited by 31 December 2018, on a proposal by Norway for COP-14 to amend Annexes II, VIII & IX of the Basel Convention to address plastic waste.

BRS Regional information sessions series concludes with Latin America and Caribbean meeting in Lima, Peru

Regional information sessions, throughout October, are staged back-to-back with Minamata Convention COP-2 preparatory meetings.

BRS participates in the 21st Ministerial Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean in Buenos Aires, 11 to 12 October

BRS Executive Secretary moderates the “Ministerial Dialogue on Innovative Solutions to Detoxify our Environment” on marine plastic litter and sound management of chemicals & waste.

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