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5 November 2012: Celebrating IETC's 20th Anniversary

The 20th anniversary of the UNEP-Japan agreement to establish IETC fell on 30 October 2012. The occasion was celebrated at a reception on 5 November, as part of the first biennium conference of the Global Partnership on Waste Management, which took place on 5 and 6 November in Osaka.

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7 November 2012: IETC's International Advisory Board meeting

The eighth meeting of the IETC International Advisory Board was held in Osaka. This was the first meeting of the Board since 2006 and the first since the refocusing of IETC in late 2011 to concentrate on waste management. The new Board agreed on revised terms of reference and offered strategic advice on the IETC work programme.

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30 November 2012: The IETC Board meeting report (UNEP(DTIE)/IETC/IAB.8/5) available

The eighth meeting of the IETC International Advisory Board was held in Osaka on 7 November 2012. This was the first meeting of the Board since 2006 and the first since the refocusing of IETC in late 2011 to concentrate on waste management.

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30 November 2012: Second call for comments -NWMS guidelines

IETC has opened the second round of comments to the guidelines "Guidelines for the development, review and updating of National Waste Management Strategies (NWMS)" developped in collaboration with UNITAR. All interested parties are invited to provide comments to this document by 30 November 2012.

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5-6 November 2012: GPWM Biennium Conference
The Global Partnership on Waste Management held its first biennium conference on 5 and 6 November 2012 in Osaka, Japan. The key message of the conference is “waste matters”. read more ...
27 September 2012: IETC at Basel OEWG8
During the 8th meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention in Geneva, Switzerland (25 - 28 September 2012), IETC organized a side event at lunch time on Thursday 27 September, to highlight current IETC activities that contribute to Basel Convention implementation. read more ...
6 September 2012: new compendium of technologies for the treatment / destruction of healthcare waste
IETC recently published a compendium of technologies for the treatment / destruction of healthcare waste. read more ...
7 September 2012: Converting waste oil palm tree into a resource
IETC releases a report of a study on converting waste oil palm tree into a resource. read more ...
15 August 2012: Guidelines for the development of National Waste Management Strategies (NWMS)
IETC in collaboration with UNITAR, is working on a new initiative to develop guidelines for national waste management strategies. read more ...
19-20 July 2012: Healthcare waste workshop in Osaka, Japan
International experts in the field as well as key stakeholders of the healthcare management chain in several countries in development attended the workhop. read more ...
18-20 July 2012: Multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on E-waste management in Osaka, Japan
IETC organised a multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on E-waste management. read more ...
21 June 2012: Final report of the International experts mission to the Tohoku region now
The following page contains slides, information and a downloadable report read more ...
13-22 June 2012: IETC at Rio+20!
IETC takes part to the Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development taking place in Rio de Janeiro, and organizes two side events, on 14 and 20 June. read more ...
8 June 2012: Ecological and other decentralized sanitation project goes online
IETC recently completed a project on the demonstration of ecological and other decentralized sanitation in the Philippines read more ...
15 May 2012: IETC has a new website and a newsletter!
IETC is pleased to present its new website and newsletter. read more ...
10 May 2012: Workshop on fuelling the future with energy efficiency
IETC participated in a workshop on energy efficiency for the future organized by the International Energy Agency in Tokyo. read more ...
4 May 2012: 21st International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment
IETC, as a representative of UNEP, was a jury member at the 21st International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment, that took place in Tokyo. read more ...
2-4 May 2012: Training on eco towns and green growth
Organized by UNITAR in Jeju, Korea, IETC was requested to act as a resource during the training on eco towns and green growth for low carbon cities. read more ...
16-20 April 2012: GPWM/ISWM Asia Pacific workshop in Osaka, Japan
An Asia-Pacific workshop on Global Partnership on Waste Management (GPWM) and integrated solid waste management (ISWM) was held at IETC's offices in Osaka, Japan. read more ...
24-26 April 2012: Workshop on Training Resource Pack (TRP) on hazardous waste
IETC, in partnership with the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) and the then Secretariat of the Basel Convention (SBC), developed in 2002 a Training Resource Pack (TRP) on hazardous waste. read more ...
28 March 2012: Second trilateral EU-Japan-USA conference on critical materials
In the context of its work on E-Waste management, IETC participated in the second trilateral EU-Japan-USA conference on critical materials held in Tokyo. read more ...
19 March 2012: Launch of the website for the global partnership on waste management
IETC, as secretariat host, is pleased to announce the launch of the website for the Global Partnership on Waste Management (GPWM) as well as the first issue of the GPWM's newsletter. read more ...
14 March: Pan-African forum on e-waste challenges
IETC participated to the first Pan-African forum on e-waste challenges as moderator of the working group "maximizing life-cycle and creating value through environmental sound collection and recycling". read more ...
6 March 2012: Seminar on waste debris management at IETC
A seminar on the results of the international experts mission to the Tohoku region to share experience on management of debris created by the tsunami was held at IETC's offices in Osaka. read more ...
5 March 2012: Media briefing at the Japan National Press Club
A media briefing on the results of the international experts mission to the Tohoku region to share experience on management of debris created by the tsunami was held at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo. read more ...
27 February-2 March 2012: International experts mission to the Tohoku region, Japan
Along with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), UNEP IETC and Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch organized an international mission to the Japanese region of Tohuku to exchange experience on managing post-disaster debris. read more ...
18-19 February 2012: Iraqi marshlands as a UNESCO world heritage site workshop
IETC organized an international workshop on the designation of the Iraqi marshlands as a UNESCO world heritage site in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. read more ...
16 February 2012: Kick-off seminar on Ho chi minh city
In collaboration with Osaka City, IETC participated to the seminar as a facilitator of the first session (policy dialogue), and also delivered a keynote speech. read more ...
3 February 2012: A new road map for IETC
IETC recently underwent a full review process and a road map for its future work was finalized. read more ...
12 December 2011: International experts workshop on waste oils destruction technologies
IETC organized, in collaboration with the Biria Institute of Management Technology, an international experts workshop on compendium of technologies for waste oiils destruction in Dehli, India on 12 December 2011. read more ...

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