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Policies International

Stockholm Convention

The Stockholm Convention is a globally binding international treaty that aims to eliminate or restrict the production, use, storage, trade and storage of Persistent Organic Pollutants (PoPs). The initiative for this was taken by the governing council of the United Nation Environmental Program (UNEP) in 1995 and the negotiations for the Convention were completed on 23 May, 2001. The convention came into the force on May 17, 2004.

SAICM

SAICM (Strategic Approach to Chemical Management) is a global policy and strategy adopted by the Governments and stakeholders in the first International Chemical Conference on Chemical Management (ICCM-1), held in Dubai, February 2006.

Rotterdam Convention

The Rotterdam Convention (formally, the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade) is a multilateral treaty to promote shared responsibilities in relation to importation of hazardous chemicals. The convention promotes open exchange of information and calls on exporters of hazardous chemicals to use proper labeling, include directions on safe handling, and inform purchasers of any known restrictions or bans.

Johannesburg Declaration

The Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development was adopted at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), sometimes referred to as Earth Summit 2002, at which the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development was also agreed upon. 

Basel Convention

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was adopted on 22 March 1989 by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries in Basel, Switzerland, in response to a public outcry following the discovery, in the 1980s, in Africa and other parts of the developing world of deposits of toxic wastes imported from abroad.

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