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Afghanistan transmits national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
Afghanistan has transmitted its Stockholm Convention NIP, or National Implementation Plan, to Rid the World of POPs.

Afghanistan transmits national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Afghanistan transmits national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
Stockholm Convention launches improved electronic reporting system in all 6 UN languages
Parties can now benefit from using an updated online system when submitting national reports for the 4th reporting cycle.

Stockholm Convention launches improved electronic reporting system in all 6 UN languages

Stockholm Convention launches improved electronic reporting system in all 6 UN languages
 
New pan-UN Coalition formed to tackle E-Waste
BRS, together with UN Environment, the ILO and the ITU amongst others, is part of a new coalition of UN organisations formed at the recent WSIS2018 Forum to achieve a shared goal of tackling the ever-growing issue of electronic waste.

New pan-UN Coalition formed to tackle E-Waste

New pan-UN Coalition formed to tackle E-Waste
 
Sweden updates its Stockholm Convention implementation plan
Reflecting amendments agreed at COP-6 and COP-7, Sweden has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan, to Rid the World of POPs.

Sweden updates its Stockholm Convention implementation plan

Sweden updates its Stockholm Convention implementation plan
 
Cuba: celebrating 10 years of implementing the Stockholm Convention
The BRS Secretariat congratulates Cuba on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of entry-into-force of the Stockholm Convention – to Rid the World of POPs

Cuba: celebrating 10 years of implementing the Stockholm Convention

Cuba: celebrating 10 years of implementing the Stockholm Convention

 

BRS Secretariat participates at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum in Geneva
Executive Secretary Rolph Payet contributes to discussions on a range of issues, including the Sustainable Development Goals, throughout WSIS 2018

BRS Secretariat participates at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum in Geneva

BRS Secretariat participates at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum in Geneva

 

Sao Tome and Principe updates its Stockholm Convention implementation plan
Reflecting amendments agreed at COP-4 and COP-5, Sao Tome and Principe has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan.

Sao Tome and Principe updates its Stockholm Convention implementation plan

Sao Tome and Principe updates its Stockholm Convention implementation plan
 
Information sought on PFOS and semi-conductors to assist Stockholm Convention assessment
Additional information invited from Parties and other stakeholders by 20 April 2018 to assist ongoing process for the assessment of continued need for PFOS.

Information sought on PFOS and semi-conductors to assist Stockholm Convention assessment

Information sought on PFOS and semi-conductors to assist Stockholm Convention assessment
 
Two key Stockholm Convention POPRC documents under development
Comments are invited, until 6 April 2018, on the draft risk profile on PFHxS, and the assessment of possible control measures for PFOA.

Two key Stockholm Convention POPRC documents under development

Two key Stockholm Convention POPRC documents under development
 
Congratulations to Guinea: 10 years of implementing the Stockholm Convention
The BRS Secretariat congratulates Guinea on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of entry into force of the Stockholm Convention - to Rid the World of POPs.

Congratulations to Guinea: 10 years of implementing the Stockholm Convention

Congratulations to Guinea: 10 years of implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
On International Women’s Day, BRS seeks more Gender Heroes
The BRS Secretariat invites Parties and stakeholders to submit stories highlighting innovative or inspiring examples of gender mainstreaming for sound management of chemicals and waste.

On International Women’s Day, BRS seeks more Gender Heroes

On International Women’s Day, BRS seeks more Gender Heroes
 
The BRS Secretariat celebrates International Women’s Day
Women are disproportionately impacted by hazardous chemicals and waste. Gender mainstreaming case studies, profiles of Gender Heroes and Gender Pioneers, and the BRS Gender Action Plan are all available on our website.

The BRS Secretariat celebrates International Women’s Day

The BRS Secretariat celebrates International Women’s Day
 
Stockholm Convention’s POPRC-13 meeting report now available in all languages
The final version of the report of the thirteenth meeting of POPs Review Committee is now available online in the six UN languages.

Stockholm Convention’s POPRC-13 meeting report now available in all languages

Stockholm Convention’s POPRC-13 meeting report now available in all languages
 
BRS Secretariat strengthens cooperation with International Telecommunications Union
The BRS Executive Secretary, Rolph Payet met with the Secretary General Houlin Zhao to discuss enhanced cooperation between the two organisations to tackle areas of joint concern such as E-waste from used IT equipment.

BRS Secretariat strengthens cooperation with International Telecommunications Union

BRS Secretariat strengthens cooperation with International Telecommunications Union
 
BRS Secretariat marks World Wildlife Day, 3 March
Visit or follow the @brsmeas twitter account to view a series of powerful photos demonstrating the impacts of chemicals and waste on nature and wildlife.

BRS Secretariat marks World Wildlife Day, 3 March

BRS Secretariat marks World Wildlife Day, 3 March

Visit or follow the @brsmeas twitter account to view a series of powerful photos demonstrating the impacts of chemicals and waste on nature and wildlife.

Stockholm Convention COP-8 meeting report - All languages now available
The final version of the report of the eighth meeting of the COP to the Stockholm Convention is now available online in the six UN languages.

Stockholm Convention COP-8 meeting report - All languages now available

Stockholm Convention COP-8 meeting report - All languages now available
 
Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions’ scientific subsidiary bodies training in Brno, Czech Republic
As a timely expression of the international day of Women-in-Science on 11 February, 19 out of 22 participants at this key CRC/POPRC joint workshop are female.

Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions’ scientific subsidiary bodies training in Brno, Czech Republic

Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions’ scientific subsidiary bodies training in Brno, Czech Republic
 
BRS Secretariat staff help highlight the importance of women and girls in science
Three-quarters of the BRS Science and Technical Assistance Branch are female, adding their voices to the international day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February.

BRS Secretariat staff help highlight the importance of women and girls in science

BRS Secretariat staff help highlight the importance of women and girls in science
 
Stockholm Convention Risk Management Evaluations online for PFOA and Dicofol
Key documents on chemicals recommended for listing are now online in the 6 UN languages.

Stockholm Convention Risk Management Evaluations online for PFOA and Dicofol

Stockholm Convention Risk Management Evaluations online for PFOA and Dicofol
 
New report highlights emerging chemical and waste threats to the Arctic
Plastic marine litter, POPs, pesticides and pharmaceuticals among chemicals of emerging Arctic concern according to Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme report.

New report highlights emerging chemical and waste threats to the Arctic

New report highlights emerging chemical and waste threats to the Arctic
 
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