Basel and Stockholm conventions Regional Centre located in Iran (BCRC-SCRC Iran)

Location: Tehran, Iran

Date of establishment: BCRC in July 2005 (Framework Agreement),
SCRC in November 2007 (Nomination). More

Seventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention held in 2004 by its decision BC-7/10 established the Basel Convention Regional Centre in Iran but the centre came into operation only from May 2007. Later in November 2007, the same institution was nominated to serve as a regional centre under the Stockholm Convention. The centre was endorsed by COP 5 as a regional or subregional centre for four years in 2011. Subsequently, the Conference of the Parties at their 7th and 9th meetings have endorsed it again for the terms of four years each.

Hosted by: Department of Environment of Iran

Parties served: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Lebanon, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Commonwealth of Independent States countries

Expertise: The centre has expertise in training and capacity building in the area of management of hazardous wastes/substances.

For more information visit:

Coordinator: Mr. Mehdi Sameni
Contact person: Mr. Mehdi Sameni
Telephone: +98 21 42781482/ 989126903817 (mobile)
Fax: +98 21 88 23 31 44
Address: Department of Environment, Pardisan Ecopark, West Hakim Highway, Tehran, Iran

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