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Technical Assistance Newsletter

N° 20 - February 2012
The Pan-African Forum on e-Waste is Planned for March in Kenya

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Technical Assistance Newsletter

N° 19 - February 2012
Restructuring of the 3 Secretariats

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Technical Assistance Newsletter

N° 18 - December 2011 - January 2012
Outcomes of the 6th meeting of the Toolkit expert group

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Technical Assistance Newsletter

N° 17 - November 2011
Outcomes of the 7th meeting of the POPs Review Committee

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Technical Assistance Newsletter

N° 16 - October 2011
The 7th POPRC meeting currently takes place in Geneva

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Technical Assistance Newsletter

N° 15 - September 2011
The next meeting of the POPs Review Committee is around the corner

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Technical Assistance Newsletter

N° 20 - March 2012

The Pan-African Forum on e-Waste is Planned for March in Kenya

Africa has been undergoing rapid Informa-tion and Communication Technologies (ICT) transformation in recent years, at-tempting to bridge the “digital divide” by im-porting second-hand or used computers, mobile phones, and TV sets from developed countries.

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Technical Assistance Newsletter

N° 19 - February 2012

Restructuring of the 3 Secretariats

As a follow up to the mandate set out in the decisions on joint managerial functions adopted by the Conferences of the Parties of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, held in 2011, the Executive Secretary’s proposal for the organization of the secretariats of the three conventions is now available on the conventions’ web-sites.

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Technical Assistance Newsletter

N° 18 - December 2011 - January 2012

Outcomes of the 6th meeting of the Toolkit expert group

The sixth meeting of the Toolkit expert group was held in Geneva, from 28 to 30 Novem-ber 2011. The participants agreed on revi-sions to the Toolkit sections on Waste Incin-eration, Metal Industry, Power Generation and Heating, Mineral Production, Transport, and Open Burning Processes, and devel-oped a workplan for the next intersessional period to fully finalize the revision of the Toolkit, by focusing on sources pertaining to the Chemicals and Consumer Goods sector, Miscellaneous sources, Disposal and Hot Spots.

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Technical Assistance Newsletter

N° 17 - November 2011

Outcomes of the 7th meeting of the POPs Review Committee

At its seventh meeting held from 10-14 October in Geneva, Switzerland, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted more than a dozen decisions, including one recommending that the flame retardant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) be listed under the Convention.

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Technical Assistance Newsletter

N° 16 - October 2011

Effective participation in POPRC

At its 7th meeting currently taking place in Geneva, the POPs Review Committee (POPRC) is considering, among other is-sues, recommending any further activities to be undertaken by the Secretariat to en-hance an effective participation in the Com-mittee’s work.

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Technical Assistance Newsletter

N° 15 - September 2011

The next meeting of the POPs Review Committee is around the corner

At POPRC7, the Committee has several key topics on its agenda. One of these is the examination of proposals, submitted by the European Union, for listing the following three chemicals under the Convention: chlorinated naphthalenes, hexachlorobutadiene, pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters.

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