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Announcements

The latest round of applications is now open with a deadline for all applications to be submitted to the Special Programme secretariat by 21 June 2018.

Call for 3rd round of applications in the context of the Special Programme to support institutional strengthening

 

Job opportunity: consultant sought by UN Environment to assist with national implementation plans & reporting, please see and apply by 25 March through the online UN recruitment system https://inspira.un.org.

Consultancy to assist with implementation of Stockholm Convention

 

A list of concept notes for voluntary financial contributions for the biennium 2018/19 is now available on the BRS websites.

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available

Concept notes for voluntary financial contributions 2018-19 now available

 

 

The report of the first meeting of the new informal Basel Convention partnership on household waste, held in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 2 to 4 August 2016, is now available online.

Report now online from Montevideo meeting on household waste

Report now online from Montevideo meeting on household waste
 
Joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

Joint meeting of the bureaux of the conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

The bureaux will meet on 15 and 16 November 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss preparations for the 2019 triple COPs.

BRS participates in the 21st Ministerial Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean in Buenos Aires, 11 to 12 October

BRS participates in the 21st Ministerial Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean in Buenos Aires, 11 to 12 October

BRS Executive Secretary moderates the “Ministerial Dialogue on Innovative Solutions to Detoxify our Environment” on marine plastic litter and sound management of chemicals & waste.

News on the sound management of chemicals and waste, including tackling marine plastics pollution

News on the sound management of chemicals and waste, including tackling marine plastics pollution

The latest BRS Newsletter, now online, has news of actions for a clean planet and healthy people.

Basel Convention Ban Amendment edges closer to entry into force as two more Parties deposit acceptance instruments

Basel Convention Ban Amendment edges closer to entry into force as two more Parties deposit acceptance instruments

Accepted recently by Iceland and Namibia, the Amendment now requires only two more COP-3 Parties to deposit their instruments of acceptance, to enter into force.

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BRS Regional information sessions series concludes with Latin America and Caribbean meeting in Lima, Peru

Regional information sessions, throughout October, are staged back-to-back with Minamata Convention COP-2 preparatory meetings.

On International E-waste Day, please consider the hidden cost of your devices

This year for the first time, 13 October is designated International E-waste Day, to raise awareness of the possible hazards to health and environment of recycling mobile phones, computers, and other electronic devices.

News on actions to tackle marine plastic litter, chemicals & wastes, just a click away

Read the BRS Newsletter, now online, to keep up with actions for a clean planet and healthy people.

Basel Convention partnerships take action to minimise solid waste generation

The BRS press release on Basel Convention partnerships is online, marking World Habitat Day 2018 and its focus on solid waste.

Stockholm Convention’s scientific committee recommends listing PFOA in Annex A

The press release of the 14th meeting of the POPs Review Committee is available online.

Clean Planet, Healthy People: Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste

The BRS Secretariat is pleased to announce the theme for the 2019 Triple COPs.

Workers dying as a result of toxic exposure, says UN Special Rapporteur

A new report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Toxics states that one worker dies every 30 seconds from toxic exposure in the workplace.

UN Special Rapporteur’s report on toxics available online as Human Rights Council convenes in Geneva

The 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council features the launch of the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics on “Workers Rights and Toxic Exposures” and a relevant side event focussing on the need to beat pollution.

New era for waste management heralded as waste experts agree a raft of decisions including on marine plastic litter and microplastics

The Press Release of the 11th Meeting of the Basel Convention’s Open-ended Working Group is now online.

M-Cube launched to raise awareness on marine litter and microplastics

Thanks to funding from the UK, an art installation in the heart of international Geneva became the focus of public awareness activity as part of the Basel Convention High Level Event on 4 September.

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