Plant Production and Protection

The Rotterdam Convention is a multilateral environmental agreement. It promotes shared responsibility and open exchange of information based on a prior informed consent (PIC) procedure. The Convention covers pesticides and industrial chemicals that have been banned or severely restricted for health or environmental reasons by Parties and which have been notified by Parties for inclusion in the PIC procedure. 

The Rotterdam Convention secretariat is composed of staff from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and FAO. The secretariat organizes Conferences of its Parties (165 as of Sept 2022) as well as technical meetings for the Convention’s subsidiary bodies, the Chemical Review Committee and the Compliance Committee. 

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Rotterdam Convention Technical Assistance Interactive Map

The interactive map allows users to have a comprehensive overview of the work of the Rotterdam Convention.

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