The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a principal training arm of the United Nations, working in every region of the world. We empower individuals, governments and organizations through knowledge and learning to effectively overcome contemporary global challenges.
The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) was adopted in 2001 with the following objective (Article 1):
Mindful of the precautionary approach as set forth in Principle 15 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, the objective of this Convention is to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants.
In 2019, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, at its 14th meeting, and the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), at its fourth session, noted with concern that the high and rapidly increasing levels of marine litter, including plastic litter and microplastics, represent a serious envir
This panel considers the climate extremes and their impact on the housing crisis, food shortages, and energy poverty. Attempts at climate negotiations overlook these impacts, especially as they impact the most vulnerable and poor. This panel will also explore alternative systems for access to food, energy, and housing.
The workshop comes in the context of a larger workshop programme which aims to ensure that LoCAL stakeholders in Member Countries have solid understanding of the negotiating environment for ad