About BASEL Convention

About BASEL Convention


  • The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was adopted on 22 March 1989.
  • It was adopted by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries in Basel, Switzerland.
  • The Convention entered into force in 1992.
  • It is a legally binding convention.

Objective: Protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects of hazardous wastes.



  • The reduction of hazardous waste generation and the promotion of environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes.
  • Restriction of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes.
  • A regulatory system applying to cases where transboundary movements are permissible.



About IPEN

  • It is a global network of public interest groups and non-governmental organizations from around 100 countries.
  • Its mission is a Toxics-Free Future for All.
  • It takes action internationally to minimize and, whenever possible, eliminate hazardous, toxic chemicals.
  • Its mission is captured in its Stockholm, Dubai, and Minamata Declarations.
Section : Environment & Ecology