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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 report highlights emerging chemical and waste threats to the Arctic

New report highlights emerging chemical and waste threats to the Arctic

Plastic marine litter, POPs, pesticides and pharmaceuticals among chemicals of emerging Arctic concern according to Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme report.

New report highlights emerging chemical and waste threats to the Arctic

New report highlights emerging chemical and waste threats to the Arctic
 
Congratulations to United Arab Emirates: 25 years of implementing the Basel Convention

Congratulations to United Arab Emirates: 25 years of implementing the Basel Convention

The BRS Secretariat congratulates United Arab Emirates on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of entry into force of the Basel Convention - for a Life with Less Waste.

Congratulations to United Arab Emirates: 25 years of implementing the Basel Convention

Congratulations to United Arab Emirates: 25 years of implementing the Basel Convention
 
First meeting of Basel Convention expert group meets to provide legal clarity

First meeting of Basel Convention expert group meets to provide legal clarity

With funding from Japan, experts convene from 20 to 23 March in Geneva to review the Annexes of the Convention, providing further legal clarity for Parties.

First meeting of Basel Convention expert group meets to provide legal clarity

First meeting of Basel Convention expert group meets to provide legal clarity
 
BRS Secretariat staff help highlight the importance of women and girls in science

BRS Secretariat staff help highlight the importance of women and girls in science

Three-quarters of the BRS Science and Technical Assistance Branch are female, adding their voices to the international day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February.

BRS Secretariat staff help highlight the importance of women and girls in science

BRS Secretariat staff help highlight the importance of women and girls in science
 
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Congratulations to Senegal: 25 years of implementing the Basel Convention

The BRS Secretariat congratulates Senegal on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of entry into force of the Basel Convention - for a Life with Less Waste.

Congratulations to Senegal: 25 years of implementing the Basel Convention

Congratulations to Senegal: 25 years of implementing the Basel Convention
 
Consultant sought for marine plastic litter assignment

Apply by 6 February 2018 to assist the Basel Convention Secretariat tackle the problem of marine litter and micro-plastics pollution.

Consultant sought for marine plastic litter assignment

Consultant sought for marine plastic litter assignment
 
Basel Convention’s ESM Toolkit assists Parties protect human health and the environment

Online tools define and promote the environmentally sound management of chemicals and wastes.

Basel Convention’s ESM Toolkit assists Parties protect human health and the environment

Basel Convention’s ESM Toolkit assists Parties protect human health and the environment
 
Stay up to date with the monthly BRS Newsletter

Interested in sound management of chemicals and wastes? Write to us at brs@brsmeas.org to receive the latest @UN #Detox news into your inbox every month.

Stay up to date with the monthly BRS Newsletter

Stay up to date with the monthly BRS Newsletter

 

Nigerian TV channel screens BRS film “What has Gender got to do with Chemicals”

The BRS film, made together with partners WECF and WEP and premiered at UNEA-3 in Nairobi last month, is screened on Nigerian International TV (NTA) on Monday 15th January at 1730 local time.

Nigerian TV channel screens BRS film “What has Gender got to do with Chemicals”

Nigerian TV channel screens BRS film “What has Gender got to do with Chemicals”
 
Regional meetings in China address electronic waste

Stakeholders come together in Beijing, 21-24 January, to share experiences and raise awareness on the environmentally sound management of e-waste in the Asia-Pacific region.

Regional meetings in China address electronic waste

Regional meetings in China address electronic waste

 

Basel Convention COP-13 meeting report - All languages now available

The final version of the report of the thirteenth meeting of the COP to the Basel Convention is now available online in the six UN languages.

Basel Convention COP-13 meeting report - All languages now available

Basel Convention COP-13 meeting report - All languages now available
 
Season’s Greetings from the BRS Secretariat

A Happy New Year to all Parties, partners, stakeholders and donors from the BRS Secretariat


Season’s Greetings from the BRS Secretariat

Season’s Greetings from the BRS Secretariat

 

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

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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