Rotterdam Convention Webinar on Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulations (SHPF), Monday 8 June


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Objectives

The objective of this online briefing is to inform Designated National Authorities to the Rotterdam Conventions, observers and other stakeholders about the provisions under Article 6 of the Rotterdam Convention text and share experiences on how to monitor and report poisoning incidents caused by Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulations (SHPF).

Content

    (*) Video on conditions of use (10 min)
    (*) Introduction – (5 min)
    (*) Presentations by the Secretariat on the following topics:
    (*) Overview of SHPF provisions under the Rotterdam Convention – 10 min.
    (*) Information required under the Rotterdam Convention – 10 min
    (*) Preparing a survey on monitoring and reporting SHPF – 10 min.
    (*) Questions and Answers - 15 min.

Background

The webinar will explain the provisions under Article 6 of the Rotterdam Convention text and share experiences on how to monitor and report poisoning incidents caused by Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulations. Guidance will be provided on setting up an effective system for reporting an SHPF, and on how to submit a proposal for SHPF to the Secretariat. It contributes to the goal of strengthening decision making and reducing pesticide risk at a national level.

The Secretariat offers assistance to Parties - which are developing countries or countries with economies in transition- in reporting pesticide incidents. Assistance usually implies an initial identification of the national capacity for collecting data in the field on pesticide poisonings. Following steps are (i) the establishment of a national monitoring system, (ii) field data collection, analysis, and identification of national risk mitigation measures, including alternatives to chemical pesticides.

Toolkit: : http://www.pic.int/Portals/5/download.aspx?d=UNEP-FAO-RC-SHPF-PUB-TOOLK-2017.English.pdf

Target Groups

Designated National Authorities to the Rotterdam Conventions, observers and other stakeholders


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