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Applications are invited, before the deadline of 7 January 2021, from experienced communications professionals, for an exciting assignment to support the Basel Convention’s Plastic Waste Partnership. See Job Opening no. 146777 on the UN’s recruitment website, Inspira.

Communications Consultant sought for Plastic Waste Partnership


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100th ratification for the Basel Convention’s Ban Amendment, which entered into force in December 2019

International efforts to control unwanted imports of waste continue to strengthen, with Nicaragua the latest Party to ratify this key change to the convention.

Scientific experts meet online for the 16th meeting of the Stockholm Convention’s POPs Review Committee (POPRC), 11-16 January 2021

On the agenda is the proposal to list UV-328, and draft risk profiles for Dechlorane Plus and Methoxychlor. All the documents are publically available, online.

World’s first global, legally-binding measures on curbing plastic waste become effective for 186 States

The Basel Convention’s Plastic Waste Amendments become effective on 1 January 2021, changing the way plastic waste is traded, to better protect human health and the environment.


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