Stockholm Convention

BRS Newsletter Highlights Technical Assistance in Caribbean, Asia and Africa [viewed]

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

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Seychelles Environment Minister Appointed BRS Executive Secretary [viewed]

Basel-Rotterdam-Stockholm12 August 2014: Rolph Payet, Seychelles Minister for Environment and Energy, has been appointed Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. Payet is expected to assume his post in October 2014.

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Mercury Secretariat Hosts Francophone Workshops for Ratification, Early Implementation [viewed]

minamata-mercuryJuly 2014: The Minamata Convention on Mercury Secretariat, together with the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in Senegal, hosted two subregional Francophone workshops in Dakar, Senegal, focused on the ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention.

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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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