Basel and Stockholm conventions Regional Centre located in Iran (BCRC-SCRC Iran)

Location: Tehran, Iran

Date of establishment:
BCRC in July 2005 (Framework Agreement), More
SCRC in November 2007 (Nomination)

Seventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention held in 2004 by its decision BC-7/10 established the Basel Convention Regional Centre in Iran but the centre came into operation only from May 2007. Later in November 2007, the same institution was nominated to serve as a regional centre under the Stockholm Convention. The centre was endorsed by COP 5 as a regional or subregional centre for four years in 2011 and recently, COP 7 has endorsed it again for another term of four years.

Hosted by: Department of Environment of Iran

Parties served: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Lebanon, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Commonwealth of Independent States countries

Expertise: The centre has expertise in training and capacity building in the area of management of hazardous wastes/substances.

For more information visit:

Coordinator: Mr. Mehdi Khadem Sameni
Contact person: Mr. Mehdi Sameni
Telephone: +98 21 42 78 1482,  +98 91 26903817 (mobile)
Fax: +98 21 88 23 30 88
Address: Department of Environment, Pardisan Ecopark, West Hakim Highway, Tehran, Iran

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Centre Profile


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Relevant information pursuant to paragraph 6 of decision SC-3/12 (completed format)316.94 K
Legal document by which the organization was established56.61 K
Institutional Profile178.06 K

Staff List

  • Coordinator and Contact Person
  • Technical Staff

Other Documents


Business Plan181.84 K

Nomination of the Centre


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Nomination letter204.43 K