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BRS Secretariat contributes to UNEA-4 in promoting sound management of chemicals and wastes

The Secretariat is participating in more than 10 events, has submitted numerous background documents, and stages 2 exhibitions throughout the 4th UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, 11 to 15 Marc.h

BRS Secretariat contributes to UNEA-4 in promoting sound management of chemicals and wastes

BRS Secretariat contributes to UNEA-4 in promoting sound management of chemicals and wastes
 
Clean Planet, Healthy People: All pre-session working documents now online

All working documents for the 2019 COPs, and most information documents, are now available online.

Clean Planet, Healthy People: All pre-session working documents now online

Clean Planet, Healthy People: All pre-session working documents now online
 
Scientists predict collapse of wildlife populations due to pollution from chemicals and waste

With people everywhere marking World Wildlife Day on 3 March, read the new BRS Press Release on the impact of chemicals and waste on our planet’s fauna.

Scientists predict collapse of wildlife populations due to pollution from chemicals and waste

Scientists predict collapse of wildlife populations due to pollution from chemicals and waste
 
China updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

To help beat pollution, China has transmitted an updated NIP, addressing amendments from COP-4, COP-5, & COP-6.

China updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

China updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
The latest BRS Newsletter is now online: all the news for a Clean Planet, Healthy People

A must-read for all those interested in, or working towards, the sound management of chemicals and waste.

The latest BRS Newsletter is now online: all the news for a Clean Planet, Healthy People

The latest BRS Newsletter is now online: all the news for a Clean Planet, Healthy People
 
UN agencies in Geneva join forces to reduce, re-use, recycle & refuse

BRS Secretariat, UN Environment and the UN Office at Geneva urge international Geneva to minimize single-use plastics.

UN agencies in Geneva join forces to reduce, re-use, recycle & refuse

UN agencies in Geneva join forces to reduce, re-use, recycle & refuse
 
Liberia transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

To help beat pollution, Liberia has transmitted an updated NIP, which addresses amendments made by COP-4, COP-5 and COP-8.

Liberia transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Liberia transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
As preparation for the 2019 Triple COPs, the outcomes of the Joint Bureaux meeting are now online

The report of the joint meeting of the COPs bureaux, held in Geneva from 15 to 16 November 2018, is now available online.

As preparation for the 2019 Triple COPs, the outcomes of the Joint Bureaux meeting are now online

As preparation for the 2019 Triple COPs, the outcomes of the Joint Bureaux meeting are now online
 
Plastic waste again in the spotlight as Geneva hosts High Level Dialogue on 14 February

BRS Secretariat joins forces with Geneva Environment Network and the governments of France, Gabon & Norway to further explore options for tackling marine litter.

Plastic waste again in the spotlight as Geneva hosts High Level Dialogue on 14 February

Plastic waste again in the spotlight as Geneva hosts High Level Dialogue on 14 February
 
BRS Secretariat marks International Day of Women & Girls in Science

Meet the BRS Science & Technical Assistance Branch, which has female staff from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, & Latin America, all working for a Clean Planet & Healthy People.

BRS Secretariat marks International Day of Women & Girls in Science

BRS Secretariat marks International Day of Women & Girls in Science
 
The 2019 Triple COPs are coming!

Read the new BRS Blog to find out how the COPs will contribute to a clean planet and healthy people.

The 2019 Triple COPs are coming!

The 2019 Triple COPs are coming!
 
First batch of pre-session documents, including budget documents for consideration by the COPs, now online

Pre-session documents for the 2019 COPs, including the proposed programmes of work and budgets for the conventions for 2020-2021, are now available.

First batch of pre-session documents, including budget documents for consideration by the COPs, now online

First batch of pre-session documents, including budget documents for consideration by the COPs, now online
 
EU transmits updated plan to help beat pollution from toxic chemicals

To rid the world of POPs, the EU has transmitted a new plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention.

EU transmits updated plan to help beat pollution from toxic chemicals

EU transmits updated plan to help beat pollution from toxic chemicals
 
Chemicals and waste “Information Fair” at the 2019 BRS Triple COPs

Apply for space at the Information Fair, 2 to 4 May, to showcase products, processes or partnerships which improve implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions.

Chemicals and waste “Information Fair” at the 2019 BRS Triple COPs

Chemicals and waste “Information Fair” at the 2019 BRS Triple COPs
 
Four joint regional meetings to help Parties prepare for the 2019 Triple COPs

Regional preparatory meetings for the 2019 COPs will be held throughout March 2019, jointly with meetings on the Minamata Convention & SAICM. Invitation letters for the meetings have been sent out.

Four joint regional meetings to help Parties prepare for the 2019 Triple COPs

Four joint regional meetings to help Parties prepare for the 2019 Triple COPs
 
Ireland transmits updated plan to help beat pollution from toxic chemicals
To ride the world of POPs, Ireland has transmitted a new national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention.

Ireland transmits updated plan to help beat pollution from toxic chemicals

Ireland transmits updated plan to help beat pollution from toxic chemicals
 
For a clean planet and healthy people, New Zealand transmits updated plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

New Zealand has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan, addressing amendments from Stockholm Convention COP-4, COP-6 and COP-7.

For a clean planet and healthy people, New Zealand transmits updated plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

For a clean planet and healthy people, New Zealand transmits updated plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
Vanuatu transmits first national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

To help beat pollution, Vanuatu has transmitted its National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention.

Vanuatu transmits first national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Vanuatu transmits first national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
Entry into force of 2017 amendments to Stockholm Convention’s Annexes A & C

Listing of three chemicals in 2017 by amendments adopted by COP-8 entered into force for most Parties on 18 December 2018.

Entry into force of 2017 amendments to Stockholm Convention’s Annexes A & C

Entry into force of 2017 amendments to Stockholm Convention’s Annexes A & C
 
Read the BRS Press Release on Plastics in the Mountains

In Geneva on International Mountains Day, experts urge greater efforts to beat plastic pollution upstream, since Mountains Matter.

Read the BRS Press Release on Plastics in the Mountains

Read the BRS Press Release on Plastics in the Mountains
 
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