Stockholm Convention

BRS Secretariat Releases June 2014 Technical Assistance Newsletter [viewed]

Basel-Rotterdam-StockholmJune 2014: The Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam (BRS) Conventions Secretariat has released its second Technical Assistance Newsletter. The newsletter includes brief updates on recent technical assistance activities, news and upcoming technical assistance events.

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Event: Sub-regional Workshop on Reporting Obligations under the Basel and Stockholm Conventions [viewed]

This training is being organized by the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in cooperation with the Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in Dakar, Senegal, with funding provided by the Government of Norway and the European Union. The training aims to enhance understanding of the reporting obligations of the parties to the Basel and Stockholm Conventions, inform participants about the use of the electronic reporting systems for both Conventions and facilitate exchange of experiences among participants.  

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GEF Council Approves US$259.84 Million Work Program [viewed]

45th-meeting-of-the-GEF-Council7 November 2013: The 45th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council considered, inter alia: the progress report on the pilot accreditation of GEF Project Agencies; the mid-term evaluation of the System for Transparent Allocation of Resources (STAR); the mid-term evaluation of the National Portfolio Formulation Exercise (NPFE); an update on the GEF-6 replenishment; a review of GEF Agencies on their application of environmental and social safeguards and gender mainstreaming; and an update on the development of the GEF 2020 strategy. The GEF Council also approved a Work Program amounting to US$259.84 million.

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Event: Sub-Regional Francophone Workshop on Enhancing Effective Participation in CRC, POPRC [viewed]

Hosted by the Basel and Stockholm Regional Centre in Dakar, Senegal, with support from the Secretariats of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, this workshop intends to enhance the understanding of members of the Stockholm Convention's Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) and the Rotterdam Convention's Chemicals Review Committee (CRC), as well as national officials from the West Africa and North Africa region, of the processes for reviewing and listing chemicals under the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, while providing opportunities for information exchange and a forum for discussing and exploring a synergized approach for the implementation of the Conventions at the national and regional levels.  

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GEF Approves NIP Updating Projects in 27 Countries [viewed]

GEF Stockholm ConventionSeptember 2013: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved national activities to update the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) National Implementation Plans (NIPs). The project will be implemented by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) over two years, and will be executed together with national governments.

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Arab-speaking Countries to Cooperate on Chemicals and Wastes Conventions Implementation [viewed]

Basel-Rotterdam-Stockholm18 September 2013: The Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS Secretariat), together with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for Africa (ROA), convened a regional workshop on enhancing national cooperation and coordination for the implementation of the Conventions for Arab-speaking countries.

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UNIDO Launches uPOPs Prevention Project in Senegal [viewed]

GEF UNIDOSeptember 2013: The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), together with Senegal's Ministry of Environment, has launched a US$2 million project funded by the Global Environment Facility's (GEF) project on Environmentally Sound Management of Municipal Waste and Hazardous Waste to Reduce unintentionally produced persistent organic pollutants (uPOPs).

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Event: Tenth Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC 10) [viewed]

The Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) is a subsidiary body to the Stockholm Convention established for reviewing chemicals proposed for listing in Annex A, Annex B, and/or Annex C. The tenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC10) will take place from 27-30 October, with a pre-meeting on 26 October. This meeting is taking place back-to-back with the tenth meeting of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee (CRC10).  

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Event: Basel COP 12, Rotterdam COP 7 and Stockholm COP 7 [viewed]

The 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Basel Convention, seventh meeting of the COP to the Rotterdam Convention, and seventh meeting of the COP to the Stockholm Convention are expected to convene back-to-back in May 2015.  

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UNITAR Assists Burkina Faso in Launching SAICM Project [viewed]

SAICM UNITAR18 July 2013: The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), along with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Burkina Faso Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, with financial support from the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) Quick Start Programme (QSP), has launched a project on strengthening Burkina Faso's capacities for implementing SAICM and promoting synergies among the Stockholm, Basel and Rotterdam Conventions.

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