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Archived Press Releases (1995 - 2007)
Title Date Document(s)
BCRC-CAM, BCCC-Nigeria, SBC. Geneva, October 5, 2009. Breaking-ground South-South cooperation on Environmentally Sound Management of hazardous materials and wastes is launched.   Oct 2009  
New York: 24 June 2009. UN Agencies ‘Deliver as One’ To Realize a Green Economy.   Jun 2009  
World Customs Organization. Brussels, 8 July 2009. Operation Demeter yields tons of illegal shipments of hazardous waste   Jul 2009  
Geneva, 16 February 2009. Basel Convention leads by example in the run towards climate neutrality.   Feb 2009  
Media feature. Geneva, 4 Nov 2008. Proper ship breaking: a test for globalization and decent work (English, Spanish)   Nov 2008     
Bali/Indonesia, Jun 2008 – The ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (COP9), hosted by the Government of Indonesia, today adopted the Bali Declaration on Waste Management for Human Health and Livelihood in Bali, Indonesia   Jun 2008  
Bali, Jun 2008 – The Basel Convention launched the PACE initiative today, the Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment, to tackle the management of obsolete and used computers   Jun 2008  
Press Release: Geneva, Switzerland 22/05/08. Indonesia to host world conference on waste management under the auspices of the Basel Convention   May 2008  
Press Release: Geneva, Switzerland 06/02/08. The European Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL) and the Basel Convention Join Forces.   Feb 2008  
Press Relase: Basel Convention on Hazardous Wastes sets Roadmap for Public-Private Partnership on Used and End-of-Life Computing Equipment   Sep 2007  
Press Advisory: Basel Convention on Hazardous Wastes to meet in Geneva on public-private partnerships, technology transfer and toxic ships   Aug 2007  
Press Release: New Executive Secretary for Basel Convention Secretariat   Jul 2007  
Press Release: Geneva, Switzerland 27/03/07. Regional forum on “Public-Private Partnerships for the Management of Hazardous Waste in Latin American Cities   Mar 2007         
Press Release: Geneva, Switzerland 07/03/07. Opening of Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the African Region   Mar 2007  
Press Release: Geneva, Switzerland 09/02/07. Official launch of the Basel Convention Regional Centre For Training and Technology Transfer for the Central American Sub-region including Mexico.   Feb  2007  
Press Release : Basel Convention to elaborate strategy for preventing repeat of Abidjan hazardous waste disaster. Nairobi, 1 Dec 2006   Dec 2006  
UNEP News Release Dec 2006: Time for Donor Governments to Provide Decontamination Support for On-Going Cote D ’Ivoire Emergency   Dec 2006  
Press Advisory: Launch of Pilot Project on Transboundary Movement of End-of-Life Mobile Phones in South East Asian Countries Countries   Nov 2006  
Press Advisory: Update on the Abidjan Hazardous Wastes Crisis   Nov 2006  
OEWG5 Press Advisory: Basel Convention meeting finalizes guidance on combating illegal trade and managing POPs wastes   Apr 2006  
Press Note (English, French) from the Basel Convention Secretariat on the Ship Clemenceau. Geneva, Switzerland, 14.02.06. The international legal status of obsolete ships such as the Clemenceau is currently a matter of spirited debate.   Feb 2006      
Press Release issued jointly by IMO, ILO and the Basel Convention: New impetus for co-ordinated approach to ship recycling through new legally binding instrument. Geneva, Dec 2005   Dec 2005  
Media Advisory: UN agencies seek a coordinated approach to ship scrapping. Geneva, 9 Dec 2005.   Dec 2005  
Press Release: Roadmap Set for the Environmentally Sound Management of Electronic Waste in Asia-Pacific under the Basel Convention. Nov 2005   Nov 2005  
Press Release: Launch of Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer in Tehran. Geneva, Switzerland 27 Jul 2005   Jul 2005  
Press Release: Legal Establishment of Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer in Argentina. Geneva, Switzerland 8 Jul 2005   Jul 2005  
Press Release: Vodafone, France Telecom/Orange and Bell Canada Join Basel Convention Mobile Phone Partnership Initiative. Geneva, 5 Jul 2005   Jul 2005  
Press Release: Finland contributes 1,000,000 Euros to the Basel Convention Regional Centre for the Arab States located in Cairo, Egypt. Geneva/Nairobi/Helsinki/Cairo, 1 Jul 2005   Jul 2005  
Press advisory for the OEWG4 - Basel Convention talks to address mobile phones, obsolete ships and new guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes   Jul 2005  
Launch of a 'Municipality' Project in Guayaquil, Ecuador / Lanzamiento del proyecto "Municipalidades" en Guayaquil, Ecuador. Available in English and Spanish   Jun 2005     
World Environment Day 2005, Green Cities, Plan for the Planet !   Jun 2005  
Launch of a PCB Inventory and Management Decision Supportive Tool (DST)   May 2005  
Press release on the second Green Lead Workshop, issued by the Green Lead Project   Apr 2005  
Press Statement jointly adopted by the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore   May 2005  
Note to the press. Geneva, Switzerland. Official launch of Basel Convention Regional Centre For Training and Technology Transfer for French Speaking Countries in Africa. Available in English and French   Mar 2005     
Press release. Nairobi/Geneva. Basel Convention on Hazardous Wastes and UNEP Regional Seas Programme to fight coastal pollution together.   Mar 2005  
Press Release : Agencies adopt co-ordinated approach to ship scrapping as Joint Working Group makes progress. Available in English and Spanish   Feb 2005     
Basel Convention Bulletin.   Dec 2004  
Download the new Basel Convention Calendar 2005   Dec 2004  
Press Release: Ministers Stress Partnerships and Voluntary Targets for Reducing Hazardous Wastes.   Oct 2004  
Press Release: Meeting the global waste challenge - Basel Convention conference to focus on priorities, partnerships and resources    Oct 2004  
Basel Convention Bulletin.   Jan 2002  
Press Release - Commissioning of New Building for Basel Convention Regional Coordinating Centre for Africa in Ibadan, Nigeria    Aug 2004  
Press Release - Basel Convention on Hazardous Wastes and Cartagena Convention Join Forces to Protect Marine Environment in the Caribbean   Jul 2004  
Joint Press Release 1/2004. The Secretariat of the Basel Convention and the OPCW Technical Secretariat sign Memorandum of Understanding on working level cooperation   May 2004  
Press Release - Preparatory talks on Basel Convention to run from 26 - Apr    Apr 2004  
Creation of Institute dealing with Waste Issues in Africa: The first step towards the creation of a new African Intergovernmental Organisation dealing with waste issues was made today with the signing of an Agreement at UNEP's Governing Council, presently being held in Jeju, Korea.    Mar 2004  
Opening of Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Latin American and Caribbean Region. Available in English and Spanish    Jan 2004     
European Union Contributes €1 Million to Eliminate Stockpiles of Obsolete Pesticides in Africa   Jan 2004  
Opening of Pacific Regional Center for the Implementation of the Basel and Waigani Conventions    Oct 2003  
Basel Convention funds first set of projects for translating strategic plan on hazardous wastes into reality   May 2003  
Press release on e-waste meeting in China: Asian governments launch action to tackle "e-wastes"   Nov. 2002  
New Basel guidelines to improve recycling of old batteries and protect human health and the environment   May 2002  
Hazardous wastes experts seek to strengthen Basel Convention   Jan. 2002  
1st session of the Working Group for Implementation. Daily Brief   May 2002  
1st session of the Working Group for Implementation. Daily Brief   May 2002  
2nd Joint Meeting of the Legal and Technical Working Groups. Daily Brief   May 2002  
2nd Joint Meeting of the Legal and Technical Working Groups. Daily Brief   May 2002  
20th Session of the Meeting of the TWG. Daily Brief   May 2002  
20th Session of the Meeting of the TWG. Daily Brief   May 2002  
5th Session of the Meeting of the LWG. Daily Brief   May 2002  
5th Session of the Meeting of the LWG. Daily Brief   May 2002  
1st Joint Meeting of the Legal and Technical Working Groups. Daily Brief   Jan. 2002  
1st Joint Meeting of the Legal and Technical Working Groups. Daily Brief   Jan. 2002  
19th Session of the Meeting of the TWG. Daily Brief   Jan. 2002  
19th Session of the Meeting of the TWG. Daily Brief   Jan. 2002  
18th Session of the Meeting of the TWG. Daily Brief   Jun 2001  
18th Session of the Meeting of the TWG. Daily Brief   Jun 2001  
18th Session of the Meeting of the TWG. Daily Brief   Jun 2001  
17th Session of the Meeting of the TWG. Daily Brief   Oct 2000  
17th Session of the Meeting of the TWG. Daily Brief   Oct 2000  
17th Session of the Meeting of the TWG. Daily Brief   Oct 2000  
17th Session of the Meeting of the TWG. Technical Working Group discusses dismantling of ships and other issues, Oct 2000   Oct 2000  
Drafting of guidelines on dismantling of ships and preventing illegal traffic at meeting of technical and legal working groups   Oct 2000  
South Africa Regional Centre Opens   Oct 2000  
Regional Centre Workshop Opened by El Salvador Environment Minister   Aug 2000  
COP-5 Press: Compensation and Liability Protocol Adopted (Dec. 1999)   Dec 1999  
COP-5 Press: Ministers Set Priorities for the Next Decade (Dec 1999)   Dec 1999  
COP-5 Press: Speech of the Executive Director Klaus Toepfer of UNEP   Dec 1999  
COP-5 Press: Speech of the Director Jorge Illueca of UNEP's Division of Environmental Conventions   Dec 1999  
COP-5 Press: Speech of the Former UNEP Executive Director Mostafa Tolba   Dec 1999  
COP-5 Press: Archived Daily Reports from 5th Conference of the Parties in Basel, Switzerland   Dec 1999  
COP-5 Press: Press Kit  on 5th Conference of the Parties (COP-5) in PDF   Dec 1999  
Hazardous waste talks to finalize compensation and liability regime   Nov 1999  
High hopes for agreement on hazardous wastes liability regime   Aug 1999  
Officials meet to prepare Basel Convention conference   Apr 1999  
Basel Convention talks conclude after making good progress   Apr 1999  
Hazardous waste talks to consider liability regime for Basel convention   Apr 1999  
Basel meeting on hazardous wastes ends on note of optimism   Feb 1998  
Ministers to specify the hazardous wastes that are subject to export ban   Feb 1998  
Progress on Legal Issues related to the Basel Convention (Nairobi, )   Jun 1997  
Breakthrough by the Technical Working Group of the Basel Convention   Mar 1997  
Basel Convention adopts amendment bannding hazardous waste exports from developed to developing countries   Sep 1995  
Ministers debate amending Basel Convention to ban hazardous waste exports to non-OECD countries   Sep 1995  
 
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