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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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New improved electronic reporting system for Basel Convention is now live

New improved electronic reporting system for Basel Convention is now live

Parties can now make use of a new electronic reporting system, including new questions, on the Basel Convention website, for 2016 national reports (deadline December 31).

New improved electronic reporting system for Basel Convention is now live

New improved electronic reporting system for Basel Convention is now live
 
BRS Secretariat participates at the third U.N. Environment Assembly as observer

BRS Secretariat participates at the third U.N. Environment Assembly as observer

During an intensive period at UN Environment HQ in Nairobi, the BRS Secretariat has organised a side event together with the governments of Germany, Mauritius and Uruguay.

BRS Secretariat participates at the third U.N. Environment Assembly as observer

BRS Secretariat participates at the third U.N. Environment Assembly as observer
 
BRS staff members show their support for UNEA-3’s message to Beat Pollution

BRS staff members show their support for UNEA-3’s message to Beat Pollution

Whilst key resolutions were adopted at the UN Environment Assembly yesterday in Nairobi on marine litter, air and soil pollution, and environment & health, BRS staff took to social media to show their support.

BRS staff members show their support for UNEA-3’s message to Beat Pollution

BRS staff members show their support for UNEA-3’s message to Beat Pollution

 

Interactive panel discussion at UNEA3 – recording online

Interactive panel discussion at UNEA3 – recording online

If you were not in Nairobi and could not watch it live, you can now view the recording to hear all about new innovations, interventions, questions, and discussions.

Interactive panel discussion at UNEA3 – recording online

Interactive panel discussion at UNEA3 – recording online

If you were not in Nairobi and could not watch it live, you can now view the recording to hear all about new innovations, interventions, questions, and discussions.





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BRS Secretariat joins steering committee of UN global body on environment

The BRS Secretariat is proud to be a founder member of the Steering Committee for the UN Global Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment, meeting for the first time at UNEA-3 in Nairobi, 2-3 December.

BRS Secretariat joins steering committee of UN global body on environment

BRS Secretariat joins steering committee of UN global body on environment
 
Read the South-East Asian perspective on soundly managing chemicals and wastes

Ridwan Tamin, Indonesia, talks to the Secretariat in the latest in our series highlighting the 26 BRS Regional Centres.

Read the South-East Asian perspective on soundly managing chemicals and wastes

Read the South-East Asian perspective on soundly managing chemicals and wastes
 
New report shows progress on gender in chemical conventions’ decision-making and planning

Together with IUCN, the BRS Secretariat publishes new research showing progress on mainstreaming gender into the work of the 3 chemical conventions.

New report shows progress on gender in chemical conventions’ decision-making and planning

New report shows progress on gender in chemical conventions’ decision-making and planning
 
Basel Convention Ban Amendment edges closer to entering into force

Following the call from COP13 for Parties to ratify the Ban Amendment, entry into force is now a step closer with the deposit by Lebanon of its instrument of acceptance.

Basel Convention Ban Amendment edges closer to entering into force

Basel Convention Ban Amendment edges closer to entering into force

Following the call from COP13 for Parties to ratify the Ban Amendment, entry into force is now a step closer with the deposit by Lebanon of its instrument of acceptance.

Stakeholders invited to share opinions on knowledge management needs

The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management - SAICM - invites all stakeholders to share their views through an online survey on information needs.

Stakeholders invited to share opinions on knowledge management needs

Stakeholders invited to share opinions on knowledge management needs
 
Updated Electronic reporting system of the Basel Convention - an overview

The objectives of this webinar are to provide an overview of updates to 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.

Updated Electronic reporting system of the Basel Convention - an overview

Updated Electronic reporting system of the Basel Convention - an overview
 
Online training available on sound management of chemicals and waste

UNITAR, the UN’s training and research institute, and the BRS Secretariat, together offer a range of online training modules of relevance for implementing the conventions.

Online training available on sound management of chemicals and waste

Online training available on sound management of chemicals and waste
 
Science for Sustainable Oceans meeting held in Geneva

BRS is contributing to GESAMP – the UN-wide, global scientific initiative on protecting the marine environment – reflecting the mandate to work on marine litter given at the last COPs.

Science for Sustainable Oceans meeting held in Geneva

Science for Sustainable Oceans meeting held in Geneva
 
Regional focus switches to Indonesia

Read about the BRS regional centre for South-East Asia, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Regional focus switches to Indonesia

Regional focus switches to Indonesia
 
Inventory of waste lead-acid batteries: a practical approach

This webinar presents a practical approach for developing inventories of used lead-acid batteries (ULAB). It will explain a methodology for estimating the amount of ULAB generated at the national level, which is an essential first step for developing a strategy for managing this hazardous waste and for the planning of recycling facilities. The webinar is aimed at countries that would like to develop an initial inventory of ULAB and will provide them with detailed guidance for doing so.

Inventory of waste lead-acid batteries: a practical approach

Inventory of waste lead-acid batteries: a practical approach
 
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