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Job opportunity: consultant sought by UN Environment to assist with national implementation plans & reporting, please see and apply by 25 March through the online UN recruitment system https://inspira.un.org.

Consultancy to assist with implementation of Stockholm Convention

 

A list of concept notes for voluntary financial contributions for the biennium 2018/19 is now available on the BRS websites

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available

 

How do the Basel and Stockholm conventions relate to marine litter and plastic pollution?

How do the Basel and Stockholm conventions relate to marine litter and plastic pollution?

As part of the Geneva World Environment Day 2018 events in Geneva, Abiola Olanipekun describes how the chemicals and wastes conventions contribute to global efforts to Beat Plastic Pollution.

How do the Basel and Stockholm conventions relate to marine litter and plastic pollution?

How do the Basel and Stockholm conventions relate to marine litter and plastic pollution?
 
Preparations for Stockholm Convention COP-9 underway

Preparations for Stockholm Convention COP-9 underway

The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention meets 3 to 4 July 2018 in Geneva, to discuss preparations for the SC COP-9 in 2019.

Preparations for Stockholm Convention COP-9 underway

Preparations for Stockholm Convention COP-9 underway
 
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia transmits updated plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia transmits updated plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

To Rid the World of POPs, and reflecting amendments made at COP-4 and COP-5, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan or NIP.

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia transmits updated plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia transmits updated plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
Report on implementation of BRS programmes of work & budgets now available

Report on implementation of BRS programmes of work & budgets now available

Now online: Secretariat report on the implementation of the programmes of work & budgets of the Basel, Rotterdam & Stockholm conventions for the biennium 2016-2017

Report on implementation of BRS programmes of work & budgets now available

Report on implementation of BRS programmes of work & budgets now available

 

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Webinar on Stockholm Convention National reporting

The objective of this series of webinars is to assist Parties to the Stockholm Convention in the submission of their national reports using the electronic reporting system.

Webinar on Stockholm Convention National reporting

Webinar on Stockholm Convention National reporting
 
 Briefing on the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee

The online briefings will provide an overview of the issues that will be considered at the forthcoming meetings of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the Stockholm Convention POPs Review Committee (POPRC), to be held, respectively, on 11-14 September 2018 and 17-21 September 2018, in Rome, Italy.

Briefing on the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee

 Briefing on the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee
 
Argentina transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

To Rid the World of POPs, and reflecting amendments made at COP-4 and COP-5, Argentina has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan or NIP.

Argentina transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Argentina transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
Photos of World Environment Day in Geneva, now online

Visit the BRS photo gallery to see how stakeholders came together to Beat Plastic Pollution


Photos of World Environment Day in Geneva, now online

Photos of World Environment Day in Geneva, now online

 

To mark World Environment Day, BRS co-hosts event on plastics solutions and innovations

Entrepreneurs and explorers come together to Beat Plastic Pollution, in the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva, Tuesday 5th June. To register: goo.gl/Cu5nNH.

To mark World Environment Day, BRS co-hosts event on plastics solutions and innovations

To mark World Environment Day, BRS co-hosts event on plastics solutions and innovations
 
Read Rolph Payet’s keynote speech at the opening of the Guatemala Bonn Challenge 2018

At the Guatemala Bonn Challenge, BRS Executive Secretary stresses importance of sound management of chemicals and waste and its interconnectivity with climate change.

Read Rolph Payet’s keynote speech at the opening of the Guatemala Bonn Challenge 2018

Read Rolph Payet’s keynote speech at the opening of the Guatemala Bonn Challenge 2018

 

BRS Secretariat congratulates Dr Segenet Kelemu, a 2018 Woman of the Decade
The Director of the Stockholm Convention’s Regional Centre in Nairobi is recognised by the Women Economic Forum (WEF) for her work on natural and sustainable ecosystems.

BRS Secretariat congratulates Dr Segenet Kelemu, a 2018 Woman of the Decade

BRS Secretariat congratulates Dr Segenet Kelemu, a 2018 Woman of the Decade

 

Zimbabwe transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
Addressing amendments made at COP-4, COP-5 and COP-6, Zimbabwe has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan or NIP.

Zimbabwe transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Zimbabwe transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

 

Armenia transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Reflecting amendments made at COP-4 and COP-5, Armenia has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan or NIP.

Armenia transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Armenia transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

 

New Stockholm Convention factsheet lists exemptions for industrial uses of POPs

Download the new factsheet for information on exceptional uses of PFOS, SCCPs and decaBDE.

New Stockholm Convention factsheet lists exemptions for industrial uses of POPs

New Stockholm Convention factsheet lists exemptions for industrial uses of POPs
 
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