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

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.

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

Workers dying as a result of toxic exposure, says UN Special Rapporteur
 
Preparations for Stockholm Convention COP-9 underway

Preparations for Stockholm Convention COP-9 underway

The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention meets 3 to 4 July 2018 in Geneva, to discuss preparations for the SC COP-9 in 2019. The meeting report is now online.

Preparations for Stockholm Convention COP-9 underway

Preparations for Stockholm Convention COP-9 underway
 
Lithuania transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

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.

Lithuania transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Lithuania transmits updated national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
Stockholm Convention’s scientific committee meeting underway in Rome

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.

Stockholm Convention’s scientific committee meeting underway in Rome

Stockholm Convention’s scientific committee meeting underway in Rome
 
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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.

Chile transmits an updated plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Chile transmits an updated plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention
 
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.

Burundi transmits updated implementation plan for the Stockholm Convention

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.

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

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

 

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.

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

Global gatherings of chemicals and waste expertise as BRS stages subsidiary body meetings
 
Cabo Verde transmits updated implementation plan for the Stockholm Convention

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


Cabo Verde transmits updated implementation plan for the Stockholm Convention

Cabo Verde transmits updated implementation plan for the Stockholm Convention

 

Pakistan: celebrating 10 years of implementing the Stockholm Convention, to rid the world of POPs

The BRS Secretariat congratulates Pakistan, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of entry-into-force of the Stockholm Convention.

Pakistan: celebrating 10 years of implementing the Stockholm Convention, to rid the world of POPs

Pakistan: celebrating 10 years of implementing the Stockholm Convention, to rid the world of POPs
 
Jordan transmits updated implementation plan for the Stockholm Convention

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

Jordan transmits updated implementation plan for the Stockholm Convention

Jordan transmits updated implementation plan for the Stockholm Convention
 
Sri Lanka transmits updated implementation plan for the Stockholm Convention

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

Sri Lanka transmits updated implementation plan for the Stockholm Convention

Sri Lanka transmits updated implementation plan for the Stockholm Convention

 

Single-use plastics again the focus of international attention

July 3rd is International Plastic Bag Free Day as organisations worldwide keep marine litter at the top of the global agenda

Single-use plastics again the focus of international attention

Single-use plastics again the focus of international attention

 

BRS Executive Secretary conducts live interview at The GEF Assembly, Danang, Viet Nam

Watch the recording of Rolph Payet’s interview for insights as to how the sound management of chemicals and wastes contributes to a clean planet and healthy people.

BRS Executive Secretary conducts live interview at The GEF Assembly, Danang, Viet Nam

BRS Executive Secretary conducts live interview at The GEF Assembly, Danang, Viet Nam
 
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