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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
 
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
 
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.

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.

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?
 
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.

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
 
Uruguay playing lead regional role in sound management of chemicals and waste
Our regional focus switches to Latin America and the role of The Uruguayan Technological Laboratory (LATU) in Montevideo, which assists parties implement the Basel and Stockholm Conventions.

Uruguay playing lead regional role in sound management of chemicals and waste

Uruguay playing lead regional role in sound management of chemicals and waste
 
Dates agreed for high-level segment of 2017 Triple COPs
The high-level segment of the next Triple COPs is scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday, 4 May and the morning of Friday, 5 May 2017.

Dates agreed for high-level segment of 2017 Triple COPs

Dates agreed for high-level segment of 2017 Triple COPs
 
Basel Ban Amendment a step closer to entry into force with Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda becomes the latest to deposit its instrument of ratification with the Depository, bringing Parties another step closer to entry into force of the Basel Convention Ban Amendment.

Basel Ban Amendment a step closer to entry into force with Antigua & Barbuda

Basel Ban Amendment a step closer to entry into force with Antigua & Barbuda
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
UN member states agree 25 resolutions at UNEA2
Resolutions on the sound management of chemicals and waste, marine litter, and the role of MEAs among resolutions agreed by UN member states at UNEA in Nairobi, 23 - 27 May 2016.

UN member states agree 25 resolutions at UNEA2

UN member states agree 25 resolutions at UNEA2
 
New Director for BCCC Africa
The Government of Nigeria in consultation with the Secretariat has appointed Professor Percy C. Onianwa as the new director of Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for Africa effective 23 May 2016.

New Director for BCCC Africa

New Director for BCCC Africa
 
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