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Announcements

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 BRS Secretariat contributed to the recent consultation on human rights and the environment, organised alongside the June session of the Human Rights Council.

Connecting the sound management of chemicals and waste, children’s rights, and the environment

Connecting the sound management of chemicals and waste, children’s rights, and the environment
 
News on actions to tackle marine plastic litter, chemicals & wastes, just a click away

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.

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.

Georgia transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Georgia transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

To rid the world of POPs and beat pollution, Georgia has transmitted its updated national plan reflecting amendments made at COP-4, COP-5 and COP-6.

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

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.

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Togo transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

To rid the world of POPs and beat pollution, Togo has transmitted its updated national plan reflecting amendments made at COP-4 and COP-5.

BRS Regional information sessions series continues in Chisinau, Moldova

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

Outcomes of the fourteenth meetings of the Chemical Review Committee and the POPs Review Committee

The online briefings will provide an overview of the outcomes of the fourteenth meetings of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee (CRC) and the Stockholm Convention POPs Review Committee (POPRC), held, respectively, on 11-13 September 2018 and 17-21 September 2018, in Rome, Italy.

Lithuania transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
To rid the world of POPs and beat pollution, Lithuania has transmitted its updated national plan reflecting amendments made at COP-4, COP-5 and COP-6.
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.

Chile transmits an updated plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

To rid the world of POPs and beat pollution, Chile has transmitted its updated national plan reflecting amendments made at COP-7.

Stockholm Convention’s scientific committee meeting underway in Rome

For background documents and all developments, updates and photos from POPRC14, follow our live twitter reporting on @brsmeas.

Burundi transmits updated implementation plan for the Stockholm Convention

To rid the world of POPs and beat pollution, Burundi has transmitted its updated national plan reflecting amendments made at COP-4 and COP-5.

Norwegian event on POPs and Body Burden re-affirms need to take action on chemicals and waste

Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment, and Rolph Payet, BRS Executive Secretary, shared a platform in Arendal, Norway on 15 August 2018 to raise awareness on toxic chemicals and their impacts on human health.

Global gatherings of chemicals and waste expertise as BRS stages subsidiary body meetings

Scientific, legal and policy experts from across the world converge on Geneva and Rome to prepare decisions for the sound management of chemicals and waste.

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