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The Bamako Convention is a treaty of African nations prohibiting the import into Africa of any hazardous (including radioactive) waste. The convention came into force in 1998. Treaty text Decisions from the First Conference of Parties ORIGIN The Bamako convention is a response to Article 11 of the…

Categorized Under: Côte d’Ivoire

On 12 December 2017, two years to the day after the historic Paris Agreement was concluded, the One Planet Summit will bring together local, regional and national leaders, as well as those working in public and private finance to discuss how they can support and accelerate global efforts to fight…

Categorized Under: France

This side event will examine the human rights harms caused by all forms of pollution and the corresponding human rights obligations of duty-bearers to prevent and remedy them. The event will promote effective action to prevent and remedy pollution-related human rights harms and preserve a safe,…

Categorized Under: Kenya

The UN Environment Assembly, the world's highest-level decision-making body on the environment, will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4-6 December 2017 under the overarching theme of pollution. For more details and to register, visit the Environment Assembly website.

Categorized Under: Kenya

This event, co-hosted by the Environment Management Group, UN Environment, WHO and UN-Habitat, will allow participants to dialogue on the importance of tackling health risks from air, water and solid waste pollution through multi-sectoral approaches, and at different geographic levels. The event…

Categorized Under: Kenya

The Sustainable Innovation Expo is the Environment Assembly’s is the Environment Assembly’s marketplace for connecting the science to the solution. The Expo provides platform for sharing the latest on innovation and technology from both the public and private sectors, on sourcing investment and contributing to solutions to address the world’s environmental challenges. Learn more here.

Categorized Under: Kenya

The UN Global Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment aims to identify and promote opportunities for green investment that are driven by advances in science and technology. Driven by this goal, the Forum will strengthen the interface between science, policy, business and society by tearing down traditional sectoral barriers and building consensus around key issues. More information is…

Categorized Under: Kenya

The Committee of Permanent Representatives will hold its third open-ended meeting in the week ahead of the third session of the UN Environment Assembly. For more information, please visit the Committee of Permanent Representatives page.

Categorized Under: Kenya

Building International Partnership to Enhance Science Based Ecosystem Approaches in Support of Regional Ocean Governance in the Context of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development The Meeting will take place over the 27 November -  28 November 2017 period at the Volvo Ocean Race facilities in the…

Categorized Under: South Africa

The Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum is a unique opportunity for civil society organizations to engage on the agenda of the 2017 UN Environment Assembly. Self-organized by Major Groups and Stakeholders accredited to UN Environment, this multi-stakeholder Forum is open to the participation of accredited and non-accredited civil society organizations, the private sector and Member States…

Categorized Under: Kenya