Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (PIC)

Both the Conventions aim to protect human health and environment from certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides, therefore effective implementation of one helps to meet the objective of other. There are numerous decisions made by COPs, for complementing each others mandate. For more information please visit

Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Basel Convention)

Both the Conventions aim to control the illegal trafficking of POPs and POPs contaminated wastes and concern about the environmental release by the final disposal of such wastes. Besides preparation of guidelines for the specific POPs contaminated wastes, sharing common facilities for regional centres are the example of collaboration. Recent development of finding synergy in joint implementation between three Conventions (Basel, PIC and SC) is underway. For more information please visit