Important documents

1. National Focal Point

2. Designation of Contact

3. Nomination letter by CEE Bureau

4. UNEP document - nomination of the RC

5. Organigram of the Institution

6. Institutional Profile

7. The order of interaction of interested
parties with NIOC SB RAS (in Russian)

8.UNEP-POPS-COP.9-17.English
parties with NIOC SB RAS (in Russian)

9.UNEP-POPS-COP.9-17.Russian
parties with NIOC SB RAS (in Russian)

The Stockholm Convention Regional Centre for Capacity Building and the Transfer of Technology (hereafter referred to as Regional Centre) in the Russian Federation was nominated by the decision SC-4/23 by the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (COP8) in 2017.

The Regional Centre is hosted by Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry, Novosibirsk, Russia (hereafter “SCRC NIOCH”). The new center, SCRC NIOCH, will provide support to the Stockholm Convention contracting Parties (countries) in its geographical region (the Russian Federation and countries of the Central and Eastern Europe) to fulfill their obligations under the Stockholm Convention.

SCRC NIOCH is an academic institution providing university education and practical researches in the field of ecology and toxicology including expert and analytical activities at emergency situations, a research institution working on revealing of contamination with POP of the environment and effects on living organisms, and a body supporting implementation of and capacity building under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and other global environmental agreements and initiatives with SC parties.

The Regional Centre works as a project partner with UNEP, UNIDO and the Arctic Council to build environmental capacities in developing countries and organizes conferences and workshops. It also provides expertise and long-term experience in finding practical solutions for environmental challenges to all interested stakeholders including national and local authorities, other Stockholm Convention Regional Centres, secretariat of the Stockholm Convention and research organizations. Activities of the Regional Centre are supported by the contract with the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation.

Director of the Regional Centre is to coordinate activities, cooperate with stakeholders and identify opportunities to use research outputs, expertise and instrumentation, laboratory and other capacity of SCRC NIOCH to respond to needs of its stakeholders in chemicals management, to accelerate the implementation of the Stockholm Convention, and other global instruments in the field of chemicals and wastes and to contribute and to find solutions to pressing environmental issues.