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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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Environmentally sound management of waste the focus for experts’ meeting in Belgium

Environmentally sound management of waste the focus for experts’ meeting in Belgium

Funded by Germany and Japan, and hosted by the Public Waste Agency for Flanders, this meeting focuses on pilot projects and on guidance manuals on prevention, extended producer responsibility, and financing.

Environmentally sound management of waste the focus for experts’ meeting in Belgium

Environmentally sound management of waste the focus for experts’ meeting in Belgium

Funded by Germany and Japan, and hosted by the Public Waste Agency for Flanders, this meeting focuses on pilot projects and on guidance manuals on prevention, extended producer responsibility, and financing.

Outcomes of the joint bureaux meeting

Outcomes of the joint bureaux meeting

The report of the joint meeting of the COPs bureaux held on 3 and 4 November 2016 is now available.

Outcomes of the joint bureaux meeting

Outcomes of the joint bureaux meeting

The report of the joint meeting of the COPs bureaux held on 3 and 4 November 2016 is now available.

Focus on regional implementation switches to Africa

Focus on regional implementation switches to Africa

Find out more about the work of the Basel and Stockholm Regional centre in Pretoria, South Africa.

Focus on regional implementation switches to Africa

Focus on regional implementation switches to Africa
 
Strengthening Basel implementation and supporting Ban Amendment ratification in the Maldives

Strengthening Basel implementation and supporting Ban Amendment ratification in the Maldives

With funding from Switzerland, a national consultation on the Basel Convention and facilitation of entry into force of the Ban Amendment in the Maldives was held 9-10 January 2017.

Strengthening Basel implementation and supporting Ban Amendment ratification in the Maldives

Strengthening Basel implementation and supporting Ban Amendment ratification in the Maldives
 
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Webinar on “Environmentally sound management of PCBs: a case study on PCBs handling in Turkey, Egypt, Bosnia & Herzegovina”

The objective of this webinar is to share the experience on PCB handling, gained in the implementation of a PCB destruction project in the Mediterranean Region. The project was implemented by the Stockholm Regional Centre in Barcelona (SCRC and SCP/RAC) and the Un Environment Mediterranean Assessment and Pollution Control Programme (MED POL).

Webinar on “Environmentally sound management of PCBs: a case study on PCBs handling in Turkey, Egypt, Bosnia & Herzegovina”

Webinar on “Environmentally sound management of PCBs: a case study on PCBs handling in Turkey, Egypt, Bosnia & Herzegovina”
 
The Journey for an Integrated PCBs Sound management in Egypt, Turkey, Albania and Bosnia & Herzegovina

The objectives of this webinar are to provide guidance to Parties on how to enhance their current PCB inventories, raising awareness of existing guidance materials on the environmentally sound management of PCBs in the context of PCB destruction projects in the Mediterranean region.

The Journey for an Integrated PCBs Sound management in Egypt, Turkey, Albania and Bosnia & Herzegovina

The Journey for an Integrated PCBs Sound management in Egypt, Turkey, Albania and Bosnia & Herzegovina
 
Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year

The Executive Secretary and staff wish all parties, observers, collaborators, partners and donors a peaceful and successful (Triple COPs) 2017.

Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year

Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year
BRS 2017 seasons greetings
Strengthening enforcement of environmental law in Europe

The Secretariat recently extended its agreement with IMPEL on illegal waste and chemicals trafficking to include cooperation relevant to all three conventions.

Strengthening enforcement of environmental law in Europe

Strengthening enforcement of environmental law in Europe

The Secretariat recently extended its agreement with IMPEL on illegal waste and chemicals trafficking to include cooperation relevant to all three conventions.

Basel national reporting made easier for parties

The Electronic Reporting System allows parties easy access, including through the new account recovery tool, for submitting their national reports, due 31 December 2016.

Basel national reporting made easier for parties

Basel national reporting made easier for parties
 
What does the regional centre in Uruguay do?

Read our interview with Gabriela Medina to understand how regional efforts help implement the Basel and Stockholm conventions.

What does the regional centre in Uruguay do?

What does the regional centre in Uruguay do?
 
Ministers to be invited to attend the high-level segment of the 2017 Triple COPs

Ministers have been officially informed of the high-level segment of the meetings of the triple BRS COPs, to be held in Geneva from 24 April to 5 May 2017.

Ministers to be invited to attend the high-level segment of the 2017 Triple COPs

Ministers to be invited to attend the high-level segment of the 2017 Triple COPs
 
Sierra Leone becomes the newest, and 185th, Party to the Basel Convention

Sierra Leone has acceded to the Basel Convention, depositing instruments of accession to both the Basel and Rotterdam Conventions on 1 November 2016, entering into force on 30 January 2017.

Sierra Leone becomes the newest, and 185th, Party to the Basel Convention

Sierra Leone becomes the newest, and 185th, Party to the Basel Convention
 
Do you get the monthly BRS #Detox Newsletter?

Ahead of the Triple COPs in April 2017, get the latest in everything connected to the sound management of chemicals and waste straight to your inbox each month.

Do you get the monthly BRS #Detox Newsletter?

Do you get the monthly BRS #Detox Newsletter?
 
Basel Convention national reporting questionnaires for 2015 are now available

Parties are invited to submit their national reports for 2015 through the Electronic Reporting System, by 31 December 2016.

Basel Convention national reporting questionnaires for 2015 are now available

Basel Convention national reporting questionnaires for 2015 are now available
 
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