The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is an international environmental treaty, signed in 2001 and effective from May 2004, that aims to eliminate or restrict the production and use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). As of March 2016, there are 180 parties to the Convention, including Ukraine.
On April 18, 2007, the Ukrainian Parliament ratified the Stockholm Convention by issuing a relevant Law №949-16 "Ratification of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants", which entered into force on December 24, 2007. Since then, Ukraine committed itself to eliminate or restrict the use of POPs in line with the Stockholm Convention.
The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal is an international treaty that was designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between nations was adopted on March 22, 1989. Ukraine ratified the Basel Convention on July 1, 1999 under the Law №803-14