Rome, Italy, from 19 to 23 September 2016 Read more
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Geneva, Switzerland from 04 October to 07 October 2016 Read more
Bratislava, Slovakia from 25 October to 27 October 2016 Read more
Geneva, Switzerland from 31 October to 02 November 2016 Read more
Report of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants on the work of its seventh me... Read more
Report of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee on the work of its tenth meeting Read more
Find more information about the activities carried out by the Secretariat to assist Parties to support Parties in fulfilling their... Read more
127 Governments meeting in Geneva agreed to add endosulfan to the list of POPs to be eliminated worldwide. Read more
The Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention has launched an initiative to gather and disseminate information on products that are ... Read more
Lao PDR has transmitted its revised and updated national implementation plans addressing COP4 amendments pursuant to Article 7 of the Convention on 25 April 2016.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has transmitted its initial, revised and updated national implementation plans addressing COP4 and COP5 amendments pursuant to Article 7 of the Convention on 15 April 2016.
Yemen has transmitted its initial national implementation plans pursuant to Article 7 of the Convention on 26 January 2016.
Cambodia has transmitted its revised and updated national implementation plans addressing COP4 and COP5 amendments pursuant to Article 7 of the Convention on 25 January 2016.
Ukraine has transmitted its initial national implementation plans pursuant to Article 7 of the Convention on 21 January 2016.
Seychelles has transmitted its revised and updated national implementation plans addressing COP4, COP5 and COP6 amendment pursuant to Article 7 of the Convention on 5 January 2016.
See the national implementation plans.
A list of concept notes for voluntary financial contributions for the biennium 2016/17 is now available on the BRS websites.
More on the POPs in the News page.
Pre-session documents for the three COPs, including the proposed programmes of work and budgets for the conventions for 2018-2019, are now available.
With financial support from Switzerland, parties will consult regionally at preparatory meetings organised in March in Bangkok, Dakar, Riga and Sao Paolo.
As the first-ever Effectiveness Evaluation report is published, BRS expert Ana-Maria Witt answers your questions on www.unep.org.
Highlights of the first Stockholm Convention Effectiveness Evaluation Report, including factsheets on 5 key POPs, now available online.
Anne Daniel, Chair of the Stockholm Convention’s Effectiveness Evaluation Committee, shares her thoughts.
Parties and observers, including from the private sector are invited to exhibit solutions at the BRS Technology Fair, which will be held on the margins of the COPs from 27 to 29 April 2017.
The Director of the Basel and Stockholm Regional Centre for anglophone Africa, Taeolo Letsela, shares his thoughts ahead of the 2017 Triple COPs.
Maria-Cristina Cardenas is the second in our “Countdown to the COPs” series as UNEP’s expert-of-the-day.
The objective of this webinar is to share the experience on how to effectively and safely treat (pre-treatment and main treatment) and eventually dispose of PCB containing wastes, gained in the implementation of a PCB destruction project in the Mediterranean Region. The project was implemented by the Stockholm Regional Centre in Barcelona (SCRC and SCP/RAC) and the UN Environment Mediterranean Assessment and Pollution Control Programme (MED POL).
The online briefings will provide Parties representatives, observers and other stakeholders with an overview of the issues that will be considered by the next meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions to promote the “Sound Management of Chemicals and Wastes” for a “Detoxified Future”. Ministers will gather during the high-level segment to provide overall policy guidance and political leadership for renewed commitment to the implementation of the conventions.
Addressing amendments from COP-6 and COP-7, Norway has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan.
Malta has ratified the Stockholm Convention, depositing its instruments to become a Party to both the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions on 17 January 2017, entering into force on 17 April 2017.
The BRS Secretariat welcomes Carlos Martin-Novella as Deputy Executive Secretary. Mr Martin-Novella, previously at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), replaces Kerstin Stendahl, who joins IPCC, as of 1 January 2017.
Addressing amendments from COP-6 and COP-7, Poland has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan.