BRS Newsletter - September 2016 - No. 6
Basel Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

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Assisting parties to protect human health and the environment

September 2016 - No. 6

Welcome

Dear readers,

welcome to September's edition of the BRS Newsletter, where you will find - inter alia - links to all the documents for this month's key CRC and POPRC meetings, and the kick-off of a new UN partnership, on household waste and our regional centre in Brazil. Follow us on twitter for the fastest news at @brsmeas!

News
Led by Canada, Basel Convention Parties undertake a review of the Annexes

Led by Canada, Basel Convention Parties undertake a review of the Annexes

A concept paper and questionnaire are now online, in six languages, to gather feedback on the review of Annexes IV and related aspects of Annex IX, I and III.

Guidance on illegal traffic

Guidance on illegal traffic

Parties and others are invited to comment by 10 September 2016 on a revised draft developed by the Implementation and Compliance Committee.

Documents available for Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee meeting (CRC.12)

Documents available for Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee meeting (CRC.12)

All meeting documents for CRC.12, taking place from 14-16 September 2016 at FAO headquarters in Rome, are now available.

Nigeria transmits its revised Stockholm Convention NIP

Nigeria transmits its revised Stockholm Convention NIP

Pursuant to Article 7 of the Stockholm Convention, Nigeria has transmitted its updated National Implementation Plan reflecting to COP4, COP5, and COP6 amendments.

Abiola Olanipekun: From Science to Action

Abiola Olanipekun: From Science to Action

Having had the privilege for the last two decades to coordinate regional and national positions and priorities towards achieving a global sustainable chemicals and waste management agenda...

 

Technical Assistance
Technical Assistance

Upcoming webinars

 

Upcoming workshops

First ever MOOC on E-waste - now underway

First ever MOOC on E-waste - still underway

You can still register for, and since 4 April 2016 join, the first ever Massive Open Online Course on the E-waste Challenge, still underway.

 
Emerging issues
Montevideo meeting marks new UN partnership on household waste

Montevideo meeting marks new UN partnership on household waste

First meeting of the new informal Basel Convention partnership on household waste is held in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 2 to 4 August 2016.

 

Forthcoming meetings
Documents available for Stockholm Convention POPs Review Committee meeting (POPRC.12)

Documents available for Stockholm Convention POPs Review Committee meeting (POPRC.12)

Meeting documents for POPRC.12, taking place from 19-23 September 2016 at FAO headquarters in Rome, are now available.

 

Postcard from Rome
The Rotterdam Convention and Food Security

Elisabetta Tagliati: The Rotterdam Convention and Food Security

This year is indeed a key one as the international community takes concrete steps to live up to the promises of the Paris Agreement, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as universally adopted in 2015.

 

Synergies in the spotlight
10 years of Synergies Decisions now online

10 years of Synergies Decisions now online

The latest BRS publication charts the Synergies process from 2006 to the present day through decisions adopted by parties to protect human health and environment.

 

Our Regional Centres
Brazil in the spotlight as we continue to focus on regional centres

Brazil in the spotlight as we continue to focus on regional centres

Find out about the work of the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

 

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