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At its eighth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention elected a new Bureau and members of Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee. The list of new officers and members of POPRC is now available.

Elections during Stockholm Convention COP-8

Elections during Stockholm Convention COP-8
 

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.

11 individuals honoured recently as #Detox Gender Pioneers

11 individuals honoured recently as #Detox Gender Pioneers

Ten women and one man were honoured at the recent 2017 Triple COPs, recognising their outstanding contributions towards mainstreaming gender into the sound management of chemicals and wastes

11 individuals honoured recently as #Detox Gender Pioneers

11 individuals honoured recently as #Detox Gender Pioneers

 

Nominations required for experts to contribute to intersessional work of the Stockholm Convention

Nominations required for experts to contribute to intersessional work of the Stockholm Convention

Nominations for experts, are now required from Parties and others, with a deadline of 31 July 2017

Nominations required for experts to contribute to intersessional work of the Stockholm Convention

Nominations required for experts to contribute to intersessional work of the Stockholm Convention
 
Busy agenda for Stockholm Convention’s scientific body (POPRC) meeting in Rome, October 2017

Busy agenda for Stockholm Convention’s scientific body (POPRC) meeting in Rome, October 2017

Scientific experts of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee will meet from 17 to 20 October to discuss, inter alia, the toxic chemicals dicofol, PFOA, PFOS, and PFHxS

Busy agenda for Stockholm Convention’s scientific body (POPRC) meeting in Rome, October 2017

Busy agenda for Stockholm Convention’s scientific body (POPRC) meeting in Rome, October 2017

 

Connecting the sound management of chemicals and waste, children’s rights, and the environment

Connecting the sound management of chemicals and waste, children’s rights, and the environment

The BRS Secretariat contributed to the recent consultation on human rights and the environment, organised alongside the June session of the Human Rights Council.

Connecting the sound management of chemicals and waste, children’s rights, and the environment

Connecting the sound management of chemicals and waste, children’s rights, and the environment
 
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The booklet for the new 16 POPs added to the Stockholm Convention

Newly developed booklet introduces basic information on the 16 chemicals added to the Stockholm Convention is now available online.

The booklet for the new 16 POPs added to the Stockholm Convention

The booklet for the new 16 POPs added to the Stockholm Convention
 
Briefing on the thirteenth meetings of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC)

The online briefings will provide an overview of the issues that will be considered at the forthcoming meetings of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and the Chemical Review Committee (CRC), to be held, respectively, on 17-20 October 2017 and 23-27 October 2017, in Rome, Italy.

Briefing on the thirteenth meetings of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC)

Briefing on the thirteenth meetings of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC) and of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC)
 
Now online: all photos of the 2017 Triple COPs

Browse and download the BRS photos of the chemical conventions Triple COPs, including side events, plenary, and high-level segment

Now online: all photos of the 2017 Triple COPs

Now online: all photos of the 2017 Triple COPs

 

Briefings on the upcoming meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in 2017

The online briefings will provide an overview of the main outcomes and decisions of the recent meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions that were held from 24 April to 5 May 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Briefings on the upcoming meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in 2017

Briefings on the upcoming meetings of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in 2017
 
Human rights, agriculture, environment emphasised at COPs High-Level Segment

Speeches from UNHCHR, UN FAO, and the GEF are now online

Human rights, agriculture, environment emphasised at COPs High-Level Segment

Human rights, agriculture, environment emphasised at COPs High-Level Segment

 

Côte d'Ivoire transmits updated implementation plan for Stockholm Convention

To rid the world of POPs, Côte d'Ivoire has transmitted its updated NIP - national implementation plan - addressing amendments made by COPs 4, 5, and 7.

Côte d'Ivoire transmits updated implementation plan for Stockholm Convention

Côte d'Ivoire transmits updated implementation plan for Stockholm Convention
 
#DETOX Outcomes: Additional chemicals listed, new partnership on household waste established, mandate given to tackle marine plastics

Countries make important progress towards goal of a safer planet.

#DETOX Outcomes: Additional chemicals listed, new partnership on household waste established, mandate given to tackle marine plastics

#DETOX Outcomes: Additional chemicals listed, new partnership on household waste established, mandate given to tackle marine plastics

 

 
Lebanon transmits updated Stockholm Convention implementation plan

Reflecting amendments made at COPs 4, 5, 6, and 7, Lebanon has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan.

Lebanon transmits updated Stockholm Convention implementation plan

Lebanon transmits updated Stockholm Convention implementation plan
 
The sound management of chemicals and waste as a human right

Ahead of the 2017 Triple COPs, recent meetings in Geneva have emphasised that freedom from a polluted environment is a human right

The sound management of chemicals and waste as a human right

The sound management of chemicals and waste as a human right

 

Latest information on the 2017 Triple COPs

All the latest information, including the schedule for Bureaux and Regional meetings for Sunday 23rd April, for the 2017 Triple COPs is available online

Latest information on the 2017 Triple COPs

Latest information on the 2017 Triple COPs

 

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