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Documents for the Fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (COP-5)

The documents are available for viewing and downloading in both PDF and Word format. Please click here to access the dedicated documents page for the Fifth Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention.

The fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 20 – 24 June 2011

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PIC Circular XXXIII

(June 2011)

The english version of the PIC Circular XXXIII (June 2011) is available for download in Pdf and MS-Word format.

To consult the PIC Circular XXXIII, please click this link.

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Launch of InforMEA – the United Nations Information Portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs)

The Multilateral Environmental Agreements Information and Knowledge Management Initiative (MEA IKM), launched today develops harmonized MEA information systems to assist Parties and the environment community at large access information from multiple agreements from one location. Supported by UNEP the initiative currently includes 17 MEAs from 12 Secretariats hosted by three UN organizations and IUCN.

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Appointment of the new Executive Secretary

Mr. Jim Willis, a US national, took up his position as Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Basel Convention, Stockholm Convention Secretariat and UNEP-part of the Rotterdam Convention Secretariat on 18 April 2011.

Mr. Willis has throughout his distinguished career worked in the field of environment with particular focus on policy issues related to chemicals and wastes. Mr. Willis worked as the Director of the Chemical Control Division with the US Environmental Protection Agency (2004-2011) and previously as the Director of the UNEP Chemicals Branch (1995-2004), which included serving as Executive Secretary of the Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions' secretariats.

 


 

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Please click HERE to access the announcement for SafePla.net, the new website of the UN Safe Planet Campaign.

 


 

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Accession of Morocco and Russia to the Rotterdam Convention

The Secretariat has the pleasure to welcome the official notification of the accession of Morocco and Russia to the Rotterdam Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Morocco on 24 July 2011 and for Russia on 27 July 2011, 90 days after the deposit of the instrument of accession. Morocco and Russia will then become the Rotterdam Convention's 141st Party and 142nd Party. The Secretariat wishes to congratulate Morocco and Russia for taking this significant step.

 


 

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Report of the CRC-7

The report of the seventh meeting of the Chemical Review Committee for the Rotterdam Convention is now available under:

Chemical review committee / Meetings and Documents / Reports 

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Synergies Success Stories - Enhancing cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

The publication "Synergies Success Stories - Enhancing cooperation and coordination among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions" aims to support the work of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development by presenting a unique approach of synergistic work in the areas of chemicals and waste management. The Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions have developed a mechanism that, while maintaining the legal autonomy of these three multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs), enhances coordination and cooperation among the three conventions.

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The Secretariats of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions at the 19th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19)

The 19th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19) is taking place in New-York from 2-13 May 2011.

Building on CSD 18’s review, CSD-19 is a “policy” session, during which delegates will agree on policy recommendations to expedite implementation in the five thematic clusters under consideration: transport, chemicals, waste management, mining, and the 10-year framework of programmes (10YFP) on sustainable consumption and production (SCP).

The Secretariats of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions are actively involved in the implementation of Chapters 19 and 20 of Agenda 21. As such, the Secretariats are going to take an active role in CSD-19 discussions, including through sharing information on the opportunities offered under the conventions to achieve sound management of chemicals and wastes to protect human health and the environment from hazardous substances.

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Progress Report Minisite

Click here for updated information on the progress report of the secretariat, including the newly published version (Jun 2010 - Dec 2010).

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Consultative process on financing options for chemicals and wastes

Information about the consultative process on financing options for chemicals and wastes can be found on a UNEP dedicated webpage accessible by clicking on this link.

 


 

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Press Release: A Crisis of PLASTIC POLLUTION

Click here to view the Press Release issued for: "A Crisis of PLASTIC POLLUTION: Findings Released from world's first plastic-research voyage through the southern hemisphere."

 


 

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Accession of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the Rotterdam Convention

The Secretariat has the pleasure to welcome the official notification of the accession of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the Rotterdam Convention. The Convention will enter into force for St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the 27 January 2011, 90 days after the deposit of the instrument of accession. St. Vincent and the Grenadines will then become the Rotterdam Convention's 140th Party. The Secretariat wishes to congratulate the St. Vincent and the Grenadines for taking this significant step.

 


 

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Text of the Convention

The Text of the Convention (2008 issue) for the Rotterdam Convention is now available in all 6 official UN languages. Please find them available for download/consultation here.
 

 


 

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New joint calendar of the events and activities of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions 


A first version of the joint calendar of the events and activities of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm  conventions is now available on the website and it will be updated regularly.

For direct access to this new calendar, please click here.
 

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Joint workshop of the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions for Effective Participation in the Review Committees' Work - CRC and POPRC

Colombo, Sri Lanka, 19-21 January 2011

This workshop that was held in Sri Lanka, provided an environment for fruitful information exchange and clear understanding on the work of the two Committees, CRC and POPRC, through an efficient implementation of the synergy process. There was a high international participation from the Asian region at this workshop as well as support from international experts. Minister of Environment of Sri Lanka also honoured the meeting.
 

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New web section on Industrial Chemicals now available from the Rotterdam Convention website.


This dedicated section provides essential information on the Industrial Chemicals programme of the Rotterdam Convention.

For direct access to this new section, please click here.
 

 


 

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US EPA Action on Endosulfan

Applying the Information Exchange provisions of Article 14 of the Rotterdam Convention, the Secretariat, upon request of the Designated National Authority of the United States of America, shares information regarding significant action related to Endosulfan. 

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Report of the CRC-6

The final report of the sixth meeting of the Chemical Review Committee for the Rotterdam Convention is now available under:

Chemical review committee / Meetings and Documents / Reports 

 

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New web section for customs Authorities now available from the Rotterdam Convention website.

This dedicated section forms an easy reference tool for Customs Authorities and provides essential information on the role of customs officers in the implementation of the Rotterdam Convention.

For direct access to this new section, please click here.
 

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