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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

 

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
 
Joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

Joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

The bureaux will meet on 15 and 16 November 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss preparations for the 2019 triple COPs.

Listing of chemicals - Parties notified of a proposal to amend Article 8 & Annex D of Stockholm Convention

Listing of chemicals - Parties notified of a proposal to amend Article 8 & Annex D of Stockholm Convention

Written comments are invited by 31 December 2018, on a proposal by the Russian Federation for COP-9 to amend Article 8 and Annex D of the Stockholm Convention on the listing of chemicals.

To help beat pollution, Uruguay transmits updated plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

To help beat pollution, Uruguay transmits updated plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Uruguay has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan, in both English & Spanish, addressing amendments made at COP4, 5, 6 & 7.

Parties notified of recommendations for listing additional chemicals to Stockholm Convention's Annex A

Parties notified of recommendations for listing additional chemicals to Stockholm Convention's Annex A

Written comments are invited by 31 December 2018 on recommendations for the next COP concerning the listing of additional chemicals.

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Guatemala: celebrating 10 years of implementing the Stockholm Convention, to rid the world of POPs

The BRS Secretariat congratulates Guatemala, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of entry-into-force of the Stockholm Convention.

BRS Regional information sessions series concludes with Latin America and Caribbean meeting in Lima, Peru

Regional information sessions, throughout October, are staged back-to-back with Minamata Convention COP-2 preparatory meetings.

Georgia transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

To rid the world of POPs and beat pollution, Georgia has transmitted its updated national plan reflecting amendments made at COP-4, COP-5 and COP-6.

BRS participates in the 21st Ministerial Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean in Buenos Aires, 11 to 12 October

BRS Executive Secretary moderates the “Ministerial Dialogue on Innovative Solutions to Detoxify our Environment” on marine plastic litter and sound management of chemicals & waste.

Togo transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

To rid the world of POPs and beat pollution, Togo has transmitted its updated national plan reflecting amendments made at COP-4 and COP-5.

News on actions to tackle marine plastic litter, chemicals & wastes, just a click away

Read the BRS Newsletter, now online, to keep up with actions for a clean planet and healthy people.

Outcomes of the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee

The online briefings will provide an overview of the outcomes of the fourteenth meetings of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the Stockholm Convention POPs Review Committee (POPRC), held, respectively, on 11-13 September 2018 and 17-21 September 2018, in Rome, Italy.

Stockholm Convention’s scientific committee recommends listing PFOA in Annex A

The press release of the 14th meeting of the POPs Review Committee is available online.

Lithuania transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
To rid the world of POPs and beat pollution, Lithuania has transmitted its updated national plan reflecting amendments made at COP-4, COP-5 and COP-6.
Workers dying as a result of toxic exposure, says UN Special Rapporteur

A new report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Toxics states that one worker dies every 30 seconds from toxic exposure in the workplace.

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