CHEMICALS AND WASTE MANAGEMENT

The Chemicals and Waste Management Programme supports governments and stakeholders to strengthen their institutional, technical, and legal infrastructure and capacity for sound chemicals management.

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In Focus


07 July 2014, Beijing, China – A National Forum for SAICM Implementation in China was held in Beijing on 12 June 2014, with the participation of UNITAR. Under the framework of a national project for the implementation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), the Forum consisted of a review of progress made to date for the project.

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25 February 2014, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – UNITAR attended the Final Review Workshop held in Santo Domingo on 25 February 2014. The main objectives of the workshop were to review the final outcomes of the national project for the implementation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and to discuss next steps to continue promoting chemicals safety in the country.

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19 June 2013, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire - In the framework of the “Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal”, a project entitled “Implications of ratification of the Basel Convention Ban Amendment for Côte d'Ivoire”, aimed at facilitating the ratification of the Ban Amendment in Cote d’Ivoire, with financial support of the Swiss Government and technical support of UNITAR,

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23 May 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia– From 21-23 May 2013, a major “GHS Review Conference for Southeast Asia (SE Asia)” was held in Kuala Lumpur involving over 80 participants from the 10 SE Asian countries of ASEAN, PR China, Japan, local and regional industry organizations, consumers organizations, NGOs, academia, and relevant international agencies.

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12-13 November 2012, Guangzhou, PR China – UNITAR participated in the2012 Technical Coordination Group Meeting under Strengthening Institutions, Regulations and Enforcement Capacities for Effective and Efficient Implementation of the National Implementation Plan in China (the SIRE project), hosted by Foreign Economic Cooperation Office, Ministry of Environmental Protection of PR China.

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Upcoming Events

Introduction to Nanomaterial Safety: UNITAR E-Learning Course

27 Oct - 15 Dec 2014

web-based

Public – by registration   E-learning   English  open to register/apply Deadline: 23 October 2014

Mid-Term Workshop for the GHS Project in Guatemala

21 Oct - 21 Oct 2014

Guatemala city, Guatemala

Private – by invitation   Face-to-Face   Spanish  open to register/apply