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Monitoring shows regulations are reducing environmental & human exposure to toxic chemicals
Highlights of the first Stockholm Convention Effectiveness Evaluation Report, including factsheets on 5 key POPs, now available online.

Monitoring shows regulations are reducing environmental & human exposure to toxic chemicals

Monitoring shows regulations are reducing environmental & human exposure to toxic chemicals
 
How effective is the Stockholm Convention?
Anne Daniel, Chair of the Stockholm Convention’s Effectiveness Evaluation Committee, shares her thoughts.

How effective is the Stockholm Convention?

How effective is the Stockholm Convention?
 
Ask your questions about the Stockholm Convention online, now
As the first-ever Effectiveness Evaluation report is published, BRS expert Ana-Maria Witt answers your questions on www.unep.org.

Ask your questions about the Stockholm Convention online, now

Ask your questions about the Stockholm Convention online, now
 
Technology Fair to showcase solutions at 2017 Triple COPs
Parties and observers, including from the private sector are invited to exhibit solutions at the BRS Technology Fair, which will be held on the margins of the COPs from 27 to 29 April 2017.

Technology Fair to showcase solutions at 2017 Triple COPs

Technology Fair to showcase solutions at 2017 Triple COPs
 
Latest regional focus takes us to Pretoria, South Africa
The Director of the Basel and Stockholm Regional Centre for anglophone Africa, Taeolo Letsela, shares his thoughts ahead of the 2017 Triple COPs.

Latest regional focus takes us to Pretoria, South Africa

Latest regional focus takes us to Pretoria, South Africa
 
What role for the private sector in implementing the chemicals conventions?
Maria-Cristina Cardenas is the second in our “Countdown to the COPs” series as UNEP’s expert-of-the-day.

What role for the private sector in implementing the chemicals conventions?

What role for the private sector in implementing the chemicals conventions?
 
Norway transmits updated Stockholm Convention NIP
Addressing amendments from COP-6 and COP-7, Norway has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan.

Norway transmits updated Stockholm Convention NIP

Norway transmits updated Stockholm Convention NIP
 
Malta ratifies the Stockholm Convention, becoming 181st Party
Malta has ratified the Stockholm Convention, depositing its instruments to become a Party to both the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions on 17 January 2017, entering into force on 17 April 2017.

Malta ratifies the Stockholm Convention, becoming 181st Party

Malta ratifies the Stockholm Convention, becoming 181st Party
 
Regional BRS Preparatory Meetings scheduled to ensure efficient COPs
With financial support from Switzerland, parties will consult regionally at preparatory meetings organised in March in Bangkok, Dakar, Riga and Sao Paolo.

Regional BRS Preparatory Meetings scheduled to ensure efficient COPs

Regional BRS Preparatory Meetings scheduled to ensure efficient COPs
 
New Deputy Executive Secretary for the BRS Secretariat
The BRS Secretariat welcomes Carlos Martin-Novella as Deputy Executive Secretary. Mr Martin-Novella, previously at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), replaces Kerstin Stendahl, who joins IPCC, as of 1 January 2017.

New Deputy Executive Secretary for the BRS Secretariat

New Deputy Executive Secretary for the BRS Secretariat
 
Poland transmits updated Stockholm Convention NIP
Addressing amendments from COP-6 and COP-7, Poland has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan.

Poland transmits updated Stockholm Convention NIP

Poland transmits updated Stockholm Convention NIP
 
Now online: pre-session documents, including budget documents for consideration by the COPs
Pre-session documents for the three COPs, including the proposed programmes of work and budgets for the conventions for 2018-2019, are now available.

Now online: pre-session documents, including budget documents for consideration by the COPs

Now online: pre-session documents, including budget documents for consideration by the COPs
 
Rwanda the latest country to transmit updated Stockholm Convention NIP
Addressing amendments from COP-4 and COP-5, Rwanda has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan.

Rwanda the latest country to transmit updated Stockholm Convention NIP

Rwanda the latest country to transmit updated Stockholm Convention NIP
 
Uganda transmits updated Stockholm Convention NIP
Addressing amendments made at COP-4, COP-5 and COP-6, Uganda has transmitted its revised and updated National Implementation Plan.

Uganda transmits updated Stockholm Convention NIP

Uganda transmits updated Stockholm Convention NIP
 
Focus on regional implementation switches to Africa
Find out more about the work of the Basel and Stockholm Regional centre in Pretoria, South Africa.

Focus on regional implementation switches to Africa

Focus on regional implementation switches to Africa
 
Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year
The Executive Secretary and staff wish all parties, observers, collaborators, partners and donors a peaceful and successful (Triple COPs) 2017.

Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year

Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year
BRS 2017 seasons greetings
Strengthening enforcement of environmental law in Europe
The Secretariat recently extended its agreement with IMPEL on illegal waste and chemicals trafficking to include cooperation relevant to all three conventions.

Strengthening enforcement of environmental law in Europe

Strengthening enforcement of environmental law in Europe

The Secretariat recently extended its agreement with IMPEL on illegal waste and chemicals trafficking to include cooperation relevant to all three conventions.

Turkey transmits updated Stockholm Convention NIP
Addressing amendments made at COP-4, COP-5 and COP-6, Turkey has transmitted its revised and updated National Implementation Plan.

Turkey transmits updated Stockholm Convention NIP

Turkey transmits updated Stockholm Convention NIP

Addressing amendments made at COP-4, COP-5 and COP-6, Turkey has transmitted its revised and updated National Implementation Plan.

Amendments listing additional chemicals for elimination enter into force on 15 December for most Parties
The 2015 Stockholm Convention amendments listing: hexachlorobutadiene; PCP its salts and esters; and PCNs, enter into force for most Parties on 15 December 2016.

Amendments listing additional chemicals for elimination enter into force on 15 December for most Parties

Amendments listing additional chemicals for elimination enter into force on 15 December for most Parties

The 2015 Stockholm Convention amendments listing: hexachlorobutadiene; PCP its salts and esters; and PCNs, enter into force for most Parties on 15 December 2016.

Outcomes of the joint bureaux meeting
The report of the joint meeting of the COPs bureaux held on 3 and 4 November 2016 is now available.

Outcomes of the joint bureaux meeting

Outcomes of the joint bureaux meeting

The report of the joint meeting of the COPs bureaux held on 3 and 4 November 2016 is now available.

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