WECF Deutschland

WECF France

WECF Nederland

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

WECF and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Breast Cancer: Policy and Prevention

WECF training programmes and capacity building on gender and sustainability

International “Nesting” programme – A Healthy Environment for Healthy Children

Women's Major Group -Sustainable Development Goals and the Post 2015 Development Agenda

WECF representation in international and UN policy processes

Safe and Sustainable Sanitation for Women and Girls

EDC Free Coalition Public Consultation

Asbestos: a silent killer on a global scale – substitute it now!

WHO European Environment and Health Process (EEHP)

EVENT: WHO 6th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, Ostrava

EVENT: Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Conference of the Parties, 2017

EVENT: Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards, COP22, Marrakesh

EVENT: WECF on the road to the COP22

Women and Gender Constituency at UNFCCC

Women's Global Call for Climate Justice

EVENT: WECF at the COP21

Don't Nuke the Climate - Paris 2015

Gender E3 Working Group in the European Parliament

Women and Gender Constituency at COP20 Lima, Peru

UNECEs 5th MOP to the Aarhus Convention, Maastricht 2014

Nuclear Power is not a solution to climate change – plug into renewables

WECF at the COP19 in Warsaw: Climate Finance and Gender Equality

International ‘Safe Toys’ Coalition – toxic free children products

Online discussion group INTERA

UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 - Rio +20

Toxic free beauty - safe cosmetics

The Golden Nuclear Fuelrod Award

ToNi-Finder - WECF's Map for Sustainable School Toilets and Nitrate Levels

Children's Environmental Health Award 2010

Children's Environmental Action Plan for Europe

REACH - Eliminating Toxic Chemicals in the EU



WECF at the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Conference of the Parties

WECF-ers are participating in the Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties (COP) to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions taking place from 24 April - 5 May, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland


Countries: Switzerland
Partners: IPEN, JHR
Issues: Chemicals & Health
Duration: 04/2017 - 05/2017

WECF is participating in the Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties (COP) to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions taking place from 24 April - 5 May, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Although the Stockholm Convention COP is WECF’s main focus, WECF will also participate in the Basel and Rotterdam Convention meetings. Some of WECFs partners, such as Pesticide Action Network (PAN), ÍPEN, Basel Action Network (BAN), and Rotterdam Convention Alliance (ROCA), amongst others, will also be participating.

Protecting human health and the environment

The three conventions aim to protect human health and the environment from hazardous chemicals and waste. The 2017 Conferences of the Parties will take place from 24 April to 5 May 2017 under the theme “A Future Detoxified: Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste”. The High-Level Segment will have three main sub-themes:

  1. Opportunities for a detoxified future in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals;
  2. Opportunities for strengthened implementation through partnerships; and
  3. Opportunities for reducing waste and pollution while enabling economic and social prosperity.


Approximately 1,500 officials and stakeholders from countries around the world participate in the Conferences of the Parties with the High-Level Segment including some 95 ministers, deputy ministers and ambassadors


Related News

Human Biomonitoring for Europe
Vienna, 26 September: stakeholder forum
28.09.2018


How was your #PlasticFreeLent?
The last 40 days WECF ran a different Lent, a Plastic-free Lent!
31.03.2018


WECF at CSW62: challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls
Follow the latest updates on our work at CSW62, download related publications and learn about our activities.
12.03.2018


Women, Chemicals & UNEA
Our Executive Director Sascha Gabizon being interviewed by UNEP, emphasising that we need greater collective action, than the voluntary efforts made by the chemical's sector, to eliminate hazardous chemicals in our environment.
14.02.2018


"What has gender got to do with chemicals" documentary gets broadcasted on Nigerian International TV
On Monday 15th of January 2018, Nigerian International TV is showing the 30 minute documentary produced by the BRS (Basel-Stockhom-Rotterdam) Conventions , WECF and WEP and made by filmmaker Laure Poinsot entitled “What has Gender got to do with Chemicals”.
12.01.2018


What Has Gender Got To Do with Chemicals?
WECF, WEP and Balifokus present new publication and documentary film at United Nations
05.12.2017


Film premiere: what does chemicals have to do with gender? (UNEA3 resistance event)
05.12.2017


Gender Dimensions of Hazardous Chemicals and Waste policies under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
WECF, WEP and BaliFokus with support of the BRS Conventions secretariat have launched the advanced copy of the study "Gender Dimensions of Hazardous Chemicals and Waste Policies under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions'
30.11.2017


Lessons and best practices integrating gender into the implementation of the BRS Conventions
03.05.2017


WECF at the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Conference of the Parties
WECF-ers are participating in the Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties (COP) to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions taking place from 24 April - 5 May, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland
24.04.2017


Recycling contaminates plastic children’s toys with toxic chemicals from electronic waste
A new global survey finds that recycling plastics containing toxic flame retardant chemicals found in electronic waste results in contamination of the world’s best-selling toy: The Rubik’s Cube.
20.04.2017


"The Nigerian women and Stockholm Convention" - POPs related eco-hazards and their disproportionate effect on women can never be overemphasised
Article Punch magazine reflects importance of WEP and WECF Stakeholder consultation on gender meainstreaming in hazardous chemicals policy and waste management
20.01.2017



WECF is a member of IPEN. IPEN documents that are related to the meeting, information about IPEN's activities during the meeting, and some positions and documents from partners on this page. http://ipen.org/conferences/cop8