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A list of concept notes for voluntary financial contributions for the biennium 2016/17 is now available on the BRS websites

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2016-17 now available

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2016-17 now available

 

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 is calling for applications by 26 November 2015 for two consultancies: one to assist the Implementation and Compliance Committee with its work on the control system, the other on the matter of the review of the Annexes to the Convention. Please view the Secretariat’s Communication and the terms of reference for the consultancies.

Consultancy announcements

 

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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“The Silent Pandemic” – UN human rights body discusses hazardous substances and wastes

“The Silent Pandemic” – UN human rights body discusses hazardous substances and wastes

The Human Rights Council has considered the latest Report by the Special Rapporteur on human rights and hazardous substances & wastes.

“The Silent Pandemic” – UN human rights body discusses hazardous substances and wastes

“The Silent Pandemic” – UN human rights body discusses hazardous substances and wastes
 
Joint meeting of the bureaux of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions to discuss COPs

Joint meeting of the bureaux of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions to discuss COPs

The bureaux will meet from 3 to 4 November 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss preparations for the 2017 triple COPs.

Joint meeting of the bureaux of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions to discuss COPs

Joint meeting of the bureaux of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions to discuss COPs
 
Updated BRS Gender Action Plan now online

Updated BRS Gender Action Plan now online

Reflecting the Secretariat’s commitment to taking action to reduce gender inequalities, the updated BRS Gender Action Plan is now available.

Updated BRS Gender Action Plan now online

Updated BRS Gender Action Plan now online
 
Report now online from Montevideo meeting on household waste

Report now online from Montevideo meeting on household waste

The report of the first meeting of the new informal Basel Convention partnership on household waste, held in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 2 to 4 August 2016, is now available online.

Report now online from Montevideo meeting on household waste

Report now online from Montevideo meeting on household waste
 
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Preparations intensify for 2017 triple conferences of the parties (COPs): Geneva, Switzerland

Parties have been officially informed of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions COPs, featuring a high-level segment, to be held in Geneva from 24 April to 5 May 2017.

Preparations intensify for 2017 triple conferences of the parties (COPs): Geneva, Switzerland

Preparations intensify for 2017 triple conferences of the parties (COPs): Geneva, Switzerland
 
Guidance on illegal traffic

Parties and others are invited to comment by 10 September 2016 on a revised draft developed by the Implementation and Compliance Committee.

Guidance on illegal traffic

Guidance on illegal traffic
 
Led by Canada, Basel Convention Parties undertake a review of the Annexes

A concept paper and questionnaire are now online, in six languages, to gather feedback on the review of Annexes IV and related aspects of Annex IX, I and III.

Led by Canada, Basel Convention Parties undertake a review of the Annexes

Led by Canada, Basel Convention Parties undertake a review of the Annexes
 
Basel COP Bureau paves the way for the 2017 COP

The report of the meeting of the COP-13 Bureau held on 11 and 12 July is now available.

Basel COP Bureau paves the way for the 2017 COP

Basel COP Bureau paves the way for the 2017 COP
 
Your views sought on how to move “From Science to Action”

Secretariat launches online consultation process for enhanced science-policy mainstreaming.

Your views sought on how to move “From Science to Action”

Your views sought on how to move “From Science to Action”
 
Kyrgyzstan workshop pushes forward regional actions on E-waste

Government, civil society, and international organisations exchange best practices and highlight shared challenges on E-waste in eastern Europe and central Asia.

Kyrgyzstan workshop pushes forward regional actions on E-waste

Kyrgyzstan workshop pushes forward regional actions on E-waste
 
Tajikistan accedes to Basel Convention

Bringing the number of parties to 184, Tajikistan has acceded to the Convention, with an entry into force of 28 September 2016.

Tajikistan accedes to Basel Convention

Tajikistan accedes to Basel Convention
 
Synergies review: e-surveys launched

E-surveys are now available online to gather data and feedback on the synergies process.

Synergies review: e-surveys launched

Synergies review: e-surveys launched
 
Basel Ban Amendment moves further forward as South Africa ratifies

South Africa becomes the latest to deposit its ratification with the Depository in New York, bringing Parties a step closer to entry into force of the Basel Convention Ban Amendment.

Basel Ban Amendment moves further forward as South Africa ratifies

Basel Ban Amendment moves further forward as South Africa ratifies
 
Basel key issues: Progress on implementation and compliance

Twelfth meeting of the Implementation and Compliance Committee adopts 12 decisions and tackles a wide range of general issues.

Basel key issues: Progress on implementation and compliance

Basel key issues: Progress on implementation and compliance
 
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