Chemical Conventions Handbook

The NTN Chemical Conventions Handbook offers information on five chemical Conventions and their common elements to support the environmentally sound management of toxic chemicals and hazardous waste.

All five chemical Conventions actively promote information exchange and technical capacity building, as well as providing some financial assistance for developing countries or countries with economies in transition.

For each Convention there is a general description, an explanation of the obligations, and the tools for implementations. Each Convention has its own reference section. A general reference library provides access to resource documents to aid in the environmentally sound management of toxic chemicals and hazardous waste.

The Five Chemical Conventions:

  • The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (2001)
  • The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their  Disposal (1989)
  • The Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals  and Pesticides in International Trade (1998)
  • The Waigani Convention to Ban the Importation into Forum Countries of Hazardous and  Radioactive Wastes and to Control the Transboundary Movements and Management of  Hazardous Wastes within the South Pacific region (1995)
  • The Bamako Convention on the Ban of the Import into Africa and the Control of  Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within Africa

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