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Get the latest news on chemicals and wastes
Follow BRS via twitter on @brsmeas to get latest postings on the sound management of chemicals and wastes.

Get the latest news on chemicals and wastes

Get the latest news on chemicals and wastes

 

19,000 people visit UN Geneva to celebrate UN70
The BRS Secretariat was a proud member of the UNEP team on Saturday 24 October as thousands of people visited the Palais des Nations to learn more about body burden and the sound management of chemicals and waste.

19,000 people visit UN Geneva to celebrate UN70

19,000 people visit UN Geneva to celebrate UN70

 

BRS celebrates the 70th anniversary of the UN
Meet the BRS team at the UN70 Open Day at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Saturday 24 October 2015 .

BRS celebrates the 70th anniversary of the UN

BRS celebrates the 70th anniversary of the UN

 

Experts meet to protect human health and environment
FAO Rome hosts the 11th meeting of the Chemicals Review Committee, 26 - 28 October 2015 to consider draft guidance documents, final regulatory actions, and new listings.

Experts meet to protect human health and environment

Experts meet to protect human health and environment

 

Global Roster of Experts now online!
To access recognised experts in chemicals and waste, visit the new online Roster, the latest addition to the BRS clearing-house mechanism.

Global Roster of Experts now online!

Global Roster of Experts now online!

 

Don’t miss the September edition of UNEP’s Our Planet
Focusing on making our future chemical-safe, and featuring an article by BRS Executive Secretary Rolph Payet, view it here.

Don’t miss the September edition of UNEP’s Our Planet

Don’t miss the September edition of UNEP’s Our Planet

Focusing on making our future chemical-safe, and featuring an article by BRS Executive Secretary Rolph Payet

The September 2015 issue of UNEP’s flagship magazine “Our Planet; highlights how sound management of chemicals and wastes is at the core of achieving sustainable development, with contributions from a number of distinguished policy makers and experts including the BRS Executive Secretary, Rolph Payet, together with useful infographics and an introductory overview by the UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner. Please visit the UNEP Our Planet website.



SDGs under the spotlight at ICCM4 and side events
Implementing SDGs occupied a Panel Discussion at ICCM4 at which UNEP, UNITAR, BRS and Minamata secretariats urged the importance of mainstreaming chemicals and waste, echoing a call made by UNEP Chief Achim Steiner earlier this week.

SDGs under the spotlight at ICCM4 and side events

SDGs under the spotlight at ICCM4 and side events

 

New film launched as ICCM4 opens in Geneva
"Let’s get there together" urges the Fourth International Conference on Chemicals Management, which looks ahead to fulfilling the 2020 targets on sound management of chemicals.

New film launched as ICCM4 opens in Geneva

New film launched as ICCM4 opens in Geneva

 

Climate Neutral Now: UN-wide initiative launched
BRS offset 100% of its greenhouse gas emissions for 2013, as UNFCCC launches its Climate Neutral Now initiative for organisations, companies and individuals to measure, reduce and offset their emissions.

Climate Neutral Now: UN-wide initiative launched

Climate Neutral Now: UN-wide initiative launched

 

BRS presents at Expo Milano 2015
BRS and 12 other Geneva-based organizations highlighted how “International Geneva” works on food at EXPO 2015 in Milan on Saturday, 19th September.

BRS presents at Expo Milano 2015

BRS presents at Expo Milano 2015

 

Strengthening the flow of information for stakeholders
Through its participation in the UN-led Law and Environment Ontology (LEO) initiative, the BRS Secretariat aims to improve access to environmental legislation for policy makers, academics, journalists, NGOs and the general public.

Strengthening the flow of information for stakeholders

Strengthening the flow of information for stakeholders

 

Kerstin Stendahl appointed Executive Secretary ad interim of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
Since April 2014, Kerstin has served as Executive Secretary ad interim of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. Kerstin joined the Secretariat as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in November 2012.

Kerstin Stendahl appointed Executive Secretary ad interim of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Kerstin Stendahl appointed Executive Secretary ad interim of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Since April 2014, Kerstin has served as Executive Secretary ad interim of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.

Kerstin joined the Secretariat as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in November 2012.

Kerstin leads the management of the Secretariat and performs the representational functions for the Secretariat. She is responsible for the operational implementation of the work programmes of the three conventions, overseeing their implementation, and monitoring and reporting on the delivery of the work programmes. Kerstin supervises and directs the work of the branches of the Secretariat, with a view to achieving synergies.

Formerly, Kerstin held the post of Director for international environmental governance at the Ministry of the Environment, Finland. From 2001 to 2006, she served with the Nordic Council of Ministers while based in London as Secretary for the Nordic Genetic Resources Council and helped prepare the Nordic countries for the access and benefit regime under the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Kerstin is a citizen of Finland.

Seychelles becomes 82nd party to accept Ban Amendment
Seychelles deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Ban Amendment on 15 July 2015, bringing the total number of ratifications to 82 Parties.

Seychelles becomes 82nd party to accept Ban Amendment

Seychelles becomes 82nd party to accept Ban Amendment

Seychelles deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Ban Amendment on 15 July 2015, bringing the total number of ratifications to 82 Parties.

Re-live the COPs with the new BRS videos
A new summary video film captures the 2015 Triple COPs experience and summarises key data and outcomes.

Re-live the COPs with the new BRS videos

Re-live the COPs with the new BRS videos

Watch our COPs 2015 Videos!

 









Awards at COPs honour outstanding practitioners
Representatives from Cote d’Ivoire, Jamaica, Kenya, Phillipines and Nigeria were the winners of the special BRS awards for practitioners who have benefitted from Secretariat training opportunities, and used that training for national implementation.

Awards at COPs honour outstanding practitioners

Awards at COPs honour outstanding practitioners

 

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