REN Update

Successful National Capacity Building Workshop on illegal trade in Chemicals and Waste in Myanmar
25 October 2017

On 24-25 October 2017, the National Capacity Building Workshop on the illegal trade in Chemicals and Waste was organized in Yangon, Myanmar. More than fifty enforcement officers from Customs and Police were trained on the enforcement of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. The implementation from these three Conventions in national law was explained by the national focal points from the national Environmental Conservation Department. This implementation is supported by the Norwegian Environment Agency which were present to support the workshop and introduce their project. The effects of illegally traded and used pesticides which were discovered in several places in Myanmar was presented by the Pesticides Action Network for Asia and the Pacific (PANAP). They also raised the awareness on the link between illegally traded Chemicals and Waste and the gender equality and human rights aspects.