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BRS Secretariat congratulates Dr Segenet Kelemu, a 2018 Woman of the Decade
The Director of the Stockholm Convention’s Regional Centre in Nairobi is recognised by the Women Economic Forum (WEF) for her work on natural and sustainable ecosystems.

BRS Secretariat congratulates Dr Segenet Kelemu, a 2018 Woman of the Decade

BRS Secretariat congratulates Dr Segenet Kelemu, a 2018 Woman of the Decade

 

Zimbabwe transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
Addressing amendments made at COP-4, COP-5 and COP-6, Zimbabwe has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan or NIP.

Zimbabwe transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Zimbabwe transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

 

Armenia transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
Reflecting amendments made at COP-4 and COP-5, Armenia has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan or NIP.

Armenia transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Armenia transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

 

New Stockholm Convention factsheet lists exemptions for industrial uses of POPs
Download the new factsheet for information on exceptional uses of PFOS, SCCPs and decaBDE.

New Stockholm Convention factsheet lists exemptions for industrial uses of POPs

New Stockholm Convention factsheet lists exemptions for industrial uses of POPs
 
Angola transmits national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
To Rid the World of POPs, Angola has transmitted its initial National Implementation Plan or NIP.

Angola transmits national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Angola transmits national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

 

Guinea-Bissau transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
Reflecting amendments made at COP-4, Guinea-Bissau has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan or NIP.

Guinea-Bissau transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Guinea-Bissau transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
Tunisia transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
Reflecting amendments made at COP-4, Tunisia has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan or NIP.

Tunisia transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Tunisia transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

 

Niger transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
Reflecting amendments made at COP-4, Niger has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan or NIP.

Niger transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Niger transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

 

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
 
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