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Kerstin joined the Secretariat as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in November 2012.
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The deadline for applications 11 April 2014.
Parties and others are invited to submit comments on the draft technical guidelines by the specified deadlines.
Parties and others are invited to provide comments on 1st draft glossary of terms prepared by the small intersessional working group on legal clarity
The Global workshop on 18 – 19 February 2014 is being organized with the support of BCRC-South Africa.
INTERPOL and the BRS Secretariat launch e-learning module to help law enforcement officers identify and prevent illegal trade in hazardous chemicals and wastes
The webinar aims at:
The objective of this webinar is to assist Parties to the Basel Convention in the submission of their national reports using the new electronic reporting system.
The webinar aims to provide information on how to become a Party to multilateral environmental agreements, in particular the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. This will also cover processes for amendments and protocols to such agreements.
A list of concept notes for voluntary financial contributions for the biennium 2014/15 is now available.
Prosecutors play a key role in ensuring that any criminal proceedings pertaining to alleged cases of illegal traffic are successfully brought forward and handled. Ultimately, proper prosecution will ensure that the rule of law is upheld, that justice is served and that communities and the environment are protected against the harmful consequences of improperly managed transboundary movement and disposal of hazardous and other wastes. With this in mind, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention mandated the development of an instruction manual on the prosecution of illegal traffic in hazardous wastes and other wastes, a manual that was approved during its tenth meeting in October 2011. At that time, the Conference of the Parties also requested the Secretariat of the Basel Convention to organize training activities for prosecutors, based on the manual.
The workshop for Central and South America on the Prosecution of Illegal Traffic of Hazardous Wastes and Other wastes under the Basel Convention, Buenos Aires, is the second workshop on this subject organized by the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions over the period 2012-2013. The first workshop for prosecutors took place in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, on 26-27 June 2012 for countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. Both workshops were organized with the financial support of the European Union.
Venue: Pretoria, South Africa
The Ban Amendment provides for the prohibition by each Party included in Annex VII of the Basel Convention (Parties and other States which are members of the OECD, EC, Liechtenstein) of all transboundary movements to States not included in Annex VII of hazardous wastes covered by the Convention that are intended for final disposal, and of all transboundary movements to States not included in Annex VII of hazardous wastes covered by paragraph 1 (a) of Article 1 of the Convention that are destined for reuse, recycling or recovery operations.
The decision BC-10/3 invites Parties to continue to take concrete actions towards encouraging and assisting Parties to ratify the Ban Amendment, including dpecific actions, such as the Nordic Initiative, to assist Parties facing legal and technical difficulties in ratifying the Ban Amendment and regional meetings.
Organizer(s): The workshop will be organized with support from the Basel Convention Regional Centre for English-speaking African countries in South Africa (BRCR-South Africa).
Working Language: The working language of the workshop in South Africa will be English.
The objective of this webinar is to present tools, including the model legislation and other legal instruments or tools as adopted by Parties to implement the Basel Convention, and to see how these could be linked or integrated with the provisions of overarching national legal frameworks that regulate hazardous chemicals and wastes, looking at the benefits of an integrated approach to hazardous chemicals and wastes legislation.
The objective of this webinar is to present tools, including the model
legislation and other legal instruments or tools as adopted by Parties
to implement the Basel Convention, and to see how these could be linked
or integrated with the provisions of overarching national legal
frameworks that regulate hazardous chemicals and wastes, looking at the
benefits of an integrated approach to hazardous chemicals and wastes