Basel and Stockholm conventions Regional Centre located in Uruguay (BCCC-SCRC Uruguay)

Location: Montevideo, Uruguay

Date of establishment:

BCRC in January 2004 (Framework Agreement), More
SCRC in November 2007 (Nomination)

By decision BC-III/19 the Conference of the Parties of the Basel Convention in 1997, selected Uruguay as a site to establish a Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean region. It was established through a framework agreement which was signed between the Government of Uruguay and the Secretariat of the Basel Convention in 2004. The same Centre was nominated to serve as a regional centre under the Stockholm Convention in November 2007 and has been endorsed as the regional centre under the Stockholm Convention for four years by COP4 in 2009 and recently, COP 7 has endorsed it again for another term of four years.

Hosted by: The Uruguayan Technological Laboratory in Montevideo and the Ministry of Housing, Land Planning and Environment

Parties served: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Expertise: The Centre has expertise in training and technology transfer since 1994.The centre has long experience in organizing regional and international meetings related to the Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions.

For more information visit:

Coordinator: Ms. Gabriela Nair Medina Amarante
Contact person: Ms. Alejandra Claudia Torre González
Telephone: +598 2 601 37 24 (1158-1159)
Fax: +598 2 601 37 24 (1157)
6201 Avenida Italia, 11500, Montevideo, Uruguay

Activity Reports

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Centre Profile


Items: 4  
Relevant information pursuant to paragraph 6 of decision SC-3/12 (completed format)798.66 K 
Procurement capacity assessment (2018)2.54 MB 
Legal document by which the organization was established 3.61 MB
Institutional Profile1.51 MB 812.86 K

Staff List

  • Coordinator and Contact Person
  • Technical Staff

Other Documents


Note verbale - Document on Cooperation and Coordination of the Regional Stockholm Convention Centres for Latin America and the Caribbean115.72 K 
Nomination of the Coordinator 1.06 MB
Endorsement by Trinidad and Tobago to Regional Centre Work Plan 2009-2011111.34 K 

Nomination of the Centre


Items: 1 
Nomination letter920.5 K