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Online Stockholm Convention interactive maps show POPs levels worldwide
Global Monitoring Plan’s data warehouse holds historical records of POPs levels in air, water, blood and breastmilk.

Online Stockholm Convention interactive maps show POPs levels worldwide

Online Stockholm Convention interactive maps show POPs levels worldwide
 
Stay up to date with the monthly BRS Newsletter
Interested in sound management of chemicals and wastes? Write to us at brs@brsmeas.org to receive the latest @UN #Detox news into your inbox every month.

Stay up to date with the monthly BRS Newsletter

Stay up to date with the monthly BRS Newsletter

 

Colombia transmits its updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
Addressing amendments from COP.4 to COP.7, Colombia has transmitted its NIP.

Colombia transmits its updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Colombia transmits its updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

 

Nigerian TV channel screens BRS film “What has Gender got to do with Chemicals”
The BRS film, made together with partners WECF and WEP and premiered at UNEA-3 in Nairobi last month, is screened on Nigerian International TV (NTA) on Monday 15th January at 1730 local time.

Nigerian TV channel screens BRS film “What has Gender got to do with Chemicals”

Nigerian TV channel screens BRS film “What has Gender got to do with Chemicals”
 
Accession by State of Palestine to Stockholm Convention, bringing total to 182 Parties
The State of Palestine has acceded to the Stockholm Convention, depositing its instruments of accession to both the Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions on 29 December 2017, with entry into force on 29 March 2018. 

Accession by State of Palestine to Stockholm Convention, bringing total to 182 Parties

Accession by State of Palestine to Stockholm Convention, bringing total to 182 Parties

 

Outcomes of Stockholm Convention’s POPRC-13 now available
The advance English version of the report of 13th meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee is now available online.

Outcomes of Stockholm Convention’s POPRC-13 now available

Outcomes of Stockholm Convention’s POPRC-13 now available

 

BRS staff members show their support for UNEA-3’s message to Beat Pollution
Whilst key resolutions were adopted at the UN Environment Assembly yesterday in Nairobi on marine litter, air and soil pollution, and environment & health, BRS staff took to social media to show their support.

BRS staff members show their support for UNEA-3’s message to Beat Pollution

BRS staff members show their support for UNEA-3’s message to Beat Pollution
 
Interactive panel discussion at UNEA3 – recording online
If you were not in Nairobi and could not watch it live, you can now view the recording to hear all about new innovations, interventions, questions, and discussions.

Interactive panel discussion at UNEA3 – recording online

Interactive panel discussion at UNEA3 – recording online

If you were not in Nairobi and could not watch it live, you can now view the recording to hear all about new innovations, interventions, questions, and discussions.





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BRS Secretariat participates at the third U.N. Environment Assembly as observer
During an intensive period at UN Environment HQ in Nairobi, the BRS Secretariat has organised a side event together with the governments of Germany, Mauritius and Uruguay.

BRS Secretariat participates at the third U.N. Environment Assembly as observer

BRS Secretariat participates at the third U.N. Environment Assembly as observer
 
Russian Federation transmits its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
Also addressing amendments from COP-4, COP-5 and COP-6, the Russian Federation has transmitted its initial NIP.

Russian Federation transmits its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Russian Federation transmits its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
Czechia transmits its updated Stockholm Convention national implementation plan
To Rid the World of POPs, and incorporating amendments from COP-6 and COP-7, Czechia has transmitted its updated national plan or NIP.

Czechia transmits its updated Stockholm Convention national implementation plan

Czechia transmits its updated Stockholm Convention national implementation plan
 
BRS Secretariat joins steering committee of UN global body on environment
The BRS Secretariat is proud to be a founder member of the Steering Committee for the UN Global Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment, meeting for the first time at UNEA-3 in Nairobi, 2-3 December.

BRS Secretariat joins steering committee of UN global body on environment

BRS Secretariat joins steering committee of UN global body on environment
 
Read the South-East Asian perspective on soundly managing chemicals and wastes
Ridwan Tamin, Indonesia, talks to the Secretariat in the latest in our series highlighting the 26 BRS Regional Centres.

Read the South-East Asian perspective on soundly managing chemicals and wastes

Read the South-East Asian perspective on soundly managing chemicals and wastes
 
Use of Stockholm Convention national reporting data informs research on sound management of chemicals
Data collected and submitted by Parties in their national reports can be used in multiple ways, as demonstrated by new research showing declines in DDT production and use.

Use of Stockholm Convention national reporting data informs research on sound management of chemicals

Use of Stockholm Convention national reporting data informs research on sound management of chemicals
 
New report shows progress on gender in chemical conventions’ decision-making and planning
Together with IUCN, the BRS Secretariat publishes new research showing progress on mainstreaming gender into the work of the 3 chemical conventions.

New report shows progress on gender in chemical conventions’ decision-making and planning

New report shows progress on gender in chemical conventions’ decision-making and planning
 
Nepal transmits updated plan for implementing Stockholm Convention
To rid the world of POPs, Nepal has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan, addressing amendments made by COPs 4, 5, & 6.

Nepal transmits updated plan for implementing Stockholm Convention

Nepal transmits updated plan for implementing Stockholm Convention
 
Stakeholders invited to share opinions on knowledge management needs
The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management – SAICM - invites all stakeholders to share their views through an online survey on information needs.

Stakeholders invited to share opinions on knowledge management needs

Stakeholders invited to share opinions on knowledge management needs
 
New BRS App available for all your #Detox info needs
Experts attending the forthcoming scientific meetings of the Rotterdam & Stockholm conventions can download our updated App.

New BRS App available for all your #Detox info needs

New BRS App available for all your #Detox info needs
 
Online training available on sound management of chemicals and waste
UNITAR, the UN’s training and research institute, and the BRS Secretariat, together offer a range of online training modules of relevance for implementing the conventions.

Online training available on sound management of chemicals and waste

Online training available on sound management of chemicals and waste
 
Science for Sustainable Oceans meeting held in Geneva
BRS is contributing to GESAMP – the UN-wide, global scientific initiative on protecting the marine environment – reflecting the mandate to work on marine litter given at the last COPs.

Science for Sustainable Oceans meeting held in Geneva

Science for Sustainable Oceans meeting held in Geneva
 
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