Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Date of establishment: BCCC in January 2004 (Framework Agreement), SCRC in November 2007 (Nomination).
By decision BC-III/19 the Conference of the Parties of the Basel Convention in 1997, selected Uruguay as a site to establish a Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean region. It was established through a framework agreement which was signed between the Government of Uruguay and the Secretariat of the Basel Convention in 2004. The same Centre was nominated to serve as a regional centre under the Stockholm Convention in November 2007 and has been endorsed as the regional centre under the Stockholm Convention for four years by COP4 in 2009. Subsequently, the Conference of the Parties at their 7th and 9th meetings have endorsed it again for the terms of four years each.
Hosted by: The Uruguayan Technological Laboratory in Montevideo and the Ministry of Housing, Land Planning and Environment
Parties served: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Expertise: The Centre has expertise in training and technology transfer since 1994.The centre has long experience in organizing regional and international meetings related to the Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions.
For more information visit: http://www.ccbasilea-crestocolmo.org.uy/en