Secretariat for the Basel Convention (SBC)

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History

to administer Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal (UNCRTD) - also referred to as 'Basel Convention' - through United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment).

Aims

Control the import, export and transit of hazardous waste and other waste covered by the Convention and ensure their environmentally sound management and disposal. Through the Convention: reduce transboundary movements of hazardous waste and other waste subject to the Basel Convention to a minimum consistent with their environmentally sound management; dispose of hazardous wastes and other wastes generated as close as possible to their source of generation; minimize generation of hazardous waste in terms of quantity and degree of hazard; ensure strict control over movements of hazardous waste across borders; prohibit shipment of hazardous waste to countries lacking the legal, administrative or technical capacity to dispose of it in an environmentally sound manner; assist developing countries and transition economies in environmentally sound management of their hazardous and other waste.

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Activities

Setting up regional and sub-regional centres for training and technology transfer. Regional training seminars in: Africa; Asia; the Pacific; Latin America and Caribbean; Eastern and Central Europe.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 34 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Communications
    • Handling
  • Commerce
    • Import, Export
  • Societal Problems
    • Hazards
    • Waste
  • Government
    • Frontiers
  • Law
    • Agreements
  • Cybernetics
    • Control
  • Environment
    • Environment

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

E2653

Last News Received

2018
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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