The Basel Convention was adopted on 22nd March 1989 by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries in Basel, Switzerland to protect human health against the adverse effects of hazardous waste. The Convention sets a general embargo on the exportation or importation of hazardous wastes between parties and non-parties. More than 180 states have become parties to the Convention. St. Kitts and Nevis ratified the Convention on 7th September 1994 and it entered in to force on 6th December 1994.
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Mr. Sylvester Belle
Ministry of Health
Contact: (869) 467 1171