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Transmission of National Implementation Plans

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.

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2016-17 now available

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2016-17 now available

 

Now online: pre-session documents, including budget documents for consideration by the COPs

Now online: pre-session documents, including budget documents for consideration by the COPs

Pre-session documents for the three COPs, including the proposed programmes of work and budgets for the conventions for 2018-2019, are now available.

Now online: pre-session documents, including budget documents for consideration by the COPs

Now online: pre-session documents, including budget documents for consideration by the COPs
 
Regional BRS Preparatory Meetings scheduled to ensure efficient COPs

Regional BRS Preparatory Meetings scheduled to ensure efficient COPs

With financial support from Switzerland, parties will consult regionally at preparatory meetings organised in March in Bangkok, Dakar, Riga and Sao Paolo.

Regional BRS Preparatory Meetings scheduled to ensure efficient COPs

Regional BRS Preparatory Meetings scheduled to ensure efficient COPs
 
New joint information profiles now online for 193 countries

New joint information profiles now online for 193 countries

The BRS Clearing House Mechanism takes another step forward with joint country profiles now bringing all national information on chemicals governance into one place.

New joint information profiles now online for 193 countries

New joint information profiles now online for 193 countries

The BRS Clearing House Mechanism takes another step forward with joint country profiles now bringing all national information on chemicals governance into one place.

Monitoring shows regulations are reducing environmental & human exposure to toxic chemicals

Monitoring shows regulations are reducing environmental & human exposure to toxic chemicals

Highlights of the first Stockholm Convention Effectiveness Evaluation Report, including factsheets on 5 key POPs, now available online.

Monitoring shows regulations are reducing environmental & human exposure to toxic chemicals

Monitoring shows regulations are reducing environmental & human exposure to toxic chemicals
 
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Technology Fair to showcase solutions at 2017 Triple COPs

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.

Technology Fair to showcase solutions at 2017 Triple COPs

Technology Fair to showcase solutions at 2017 Triple COPs
 
How effective is the Stockholm Convention?

Anne Daniel, Chair of the Stockholm Convention’s Effectiveness Evaluation Committee, shares her thoughts.

How effective is the Stockholm Convention?

How effective is the Stockholm Convention?
 
Ask your questions about the Stockholm Convention online, now

As the first-ever Effectiveness Evaluation report is published, BRS expert Ana-Maria Witt answers your questions on www.unep.org.

Ask your questions about the Stockholm Convention online, now

Ask your questions about the Stockholm Convention online, now
 
Latest regional focus takes us to Pretoria, South Africa

The Director of the Basel and Stockholm Regional Centre for anglophone Africa, Taeolo Letsela, shares his thoughts ahead of the 2017 Triple COPs.

Latest regional focus takes us to Pretoria, South Africa

Latest regional focus takes us to Pretoria, South Africa
 
 Webinar on “Environmentally Sound Disposal of PCBs: a case study in Turkey, Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina”

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).

Webinar on “Environmentally Sound Disposal of PCBs: a case study in Turkey, Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina”

 Webinar on “Environmentally Sound Disposal of PCBs: a case study in Turkey, Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina”
 
Online briefings on the upcoming meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

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.

Online briefings on the upcoming meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

Online briefings on the upcoming meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions
 
Norway transmits updated Stockholm Convention NIP

Addressing amendments from COP-6 and COP-7, Norway has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan.

Norway transmits updated Stockholm Convention NIP

Norway transmits updated Stockholm Convention NIP
 
Malta ratifies the Stockholm Convention, becoming 181st Party

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.

Malta ratifies the Stockholm Convention, becoming 181st Party

Malta ratifies the Stockholm Convention, becoming 181st Party
 
New Deputy Executive Secretary for the BRS Secretariat

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.

New Deputy Executive Secretary for the BRS Secretariat

New Deputy Executive Secretary for the BRS Secretariat
 
Poland transmits updated Stockholm Convention NIP

Addressing amendments from COP-6 and COP-7, Poland has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan.

Poland transmits updated Stockholm Convention NIP

Poland transmits updated Stockholm Convention NIP
 
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