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The Secretariat hands over the signed BRS Geneva Gender Parity Pledge to Mr. Michael Moller, UNOG Director General.

Geneva Gender Parity Pledge

Geneva Gender Parity Pledge

 

The Secretariat has been made aware that emails were recently sent using abusively for instance the name of the Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions or other staff as its author, a misleading sender’s name, or a misleading email address. Please read the Secretariat’s communication about this issue.

Abusive emails

The Secretariat has been made aware that emails were recently sent using abusively for instance the name of the Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions or other staff as its author, a misleading sender’s name, or a misleading email address. Please read the Secretariat’s communication about this issue.

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Highlights

Transmission of National Implementation Plans

New Parties to the Convention

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2016-17 now available

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2016-17 now available

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

 

Call for information on brominated diphenyl ethers (BDEs)

Call for information on brominated diphenyl ethers (BDEs)

The Secretariat invites Parties to submit information for the evaluation and review of BDEs pursuant to paragraph 2 of parts IV and V of Annex A to the Stockholm Convention.

Call for information on brominated diphenyl ethers (BDEs)

Call for information on brominated diphenyl ethers (BDEs)
 
Call for views on compliance

Call for views on compliance

The President of the COP invites Parties to share their views on outstanding issues, by 15 April 2016.

Call for views on compliance

Call for views on compliance
 
Institutional strengthening for implementation of the BRS Conventions

Institutional strengthening for implementation of the BRS Conventions

The Executive Board of the UNEP Special Programme holds its first meeting on 2 to 3 February 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Institutional strengthening for implementation of the BRS Conventions

Institutional strengthening for implementation of the BRS Conventions
 
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Activities

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Yemen submits its NIP

Yemen has transmitted its national implementation plan, pursuant to Article 7 of the Convention.

Yemen submits its NIP

Yemen submits its NIP
 
Cambodia submits updated NIP

Addressing amendments from COP4 and COP5, Cambodia has submitted its updated NIP.

Cambodia submits updated NIP

Cambodia submits updated NIP
 
Gender Heroes 8: Women waste-pickers turn toxic to green

In the last of our popular series on gender, read how Indian women are bringing added responsibility to e-waste re-cycling.

Gender Heroes 8: Women waste-pickers turn toxic to green

Gender Heroes 8: Women waste-pickers turn toxic to green
 
Seychelles submits its updated NIP

Seychelles has submitted its National Implementation Plan, addressing amendments from COP 4, COP 5, and COP 6.

Seychelles submits its updated NIP

Seychelles submits its updated NIP
 
Season’s greetings from the BRS Secretariat

Best wishes and thanks to all of our parties, partners, donors and stakeholders and looking forward to a fruitful 2016.

Season’s greetings from the BRS Secretariat

Season’s greetings from the BRS Secretariat

 

Gender Heroes 7: Female explorers raise awareness of hazardous chemicals

Meet Emily Penn and Lucy Gilliam, leaders of Exxpedition, a team of inspiring women highlighting POPs and plastics in the world’s oceans.

Gender Heroes 7: Female explorers raise awareness of hazardous chemicals

Gender Heroes 7: Female explorers raise awareness of hazardous chemicals

 

Final report of SC COP-7

The meeting report of COP-7 is now available in languages.

Final report of SC COP-7

Final report of SC COP-7

 

Gender Heroes 5: Children and art combine to reduce waste in Panama

Latest in the series highlights an inspirational artist leading an initiative to kick out waste and protect lives in Panama.

Gender Heroes 5: Children and art combine to reduce waste in Panama

Gender Heroes 5: Children and art combine to reduce waste in Panama

 

Gender Heroes 4: Working to get shipbreaking off the beach

See the latest in our Gender Heroes series to find out how two inspiring women helped found and now lead a coalition aiming for environmentally sound shipbreaking.

Gender Heroes 4: Working to get shipbreaking off the beach

Gender Heroes 4: Working to get shipbreaking off the beach

 

Gender Heroes 3: Exposure to hazards from e-waste recycling

The 3rd episode of the BRS Gender Heroes series examines the informal e-waste recycling sector in Africa.

Gender Heroes 3: Exposure to hazards from e-waste recycling

Gender Heroes 3: Exposure to hazards from e-waste recycling

 

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