CSIR-NEERI is endorsed as Stockholm Convention Regional Centre (SCRC) on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) for Asia Region at COP-5 meeting held during 25-29th April 2011 at Geneva. SCRC has to serve different parties/countries in the Asia region to help them in their capacity building and transfer of technologies related to POPs and new POPs. Besides India, CSIR-NEERI is serving ten countries of Asia Stockholm Convention Regional Centre for Capacity Building and Technology Transfer in Asia Region region viz. Bangladesh, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines Thailand, Sri Lanka, UAE and Vietnam. The goal of the SCRC is to provide technical assistance for building capacities of the parties of the Asia region in relation to monitoring and assessment of POPs in the environment, transfer of technologies, raise awareness and promote identification and environmentally sound management (ESM) of POPs and POPs contaminated sites in the region. The Centre is also assisting the parties of Asia region in fulfilling their obligations of the Stockholm Convention

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