Pacific Regional Centre


Based at SPREP in Samoa, the Pacific Regional Centre for the Waigani and Basel COnventions (PRC) was established under a MoU and aims to strengthen the capacity of Pacific Island Country parties to the 2 Conventions to promote the environmentally sound management of waste in a coordinated manner through better integration of regional strategies, and relevant conventions such as the Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions.

000447 2005 09PRCOne of the core functions of the PRC is to provide assistance with the development of legislation for the implementation of the four chemical Conventions.  In this context, a regional integrated waste management law to implement the four international conventions has been developed by SPREP, UNEP and PRC trough the Tonga Project. 
The project aimed to harmonise the legislative arrangements required to comply with the international and regional regime on hazardous wastes and chemicals. 

This process lead to the adoption of the Hazardous Wastes and Chemicals Act by the Kingdom of Tonga in 2010. 

Tonga Project: definition of a law that integrates 4 chemicals conventions

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