National SAICM Capacity Assessment

The purpose of a National SAICM Capacity Assessment is to document existing capacities (and gaps) among government, business and industry, and public interest and labour organizations, and to present their respective priorities. The identification of such capacities, gaps and priorities can assist in preparing countries to implement SAICM in a systematic manner. The assessment, as part of its conclusions, also identifies common priorities and opportunities for specific partnership projects involving government and other stakeholders.

Based on the National Chemicals Management Profile (and other relevant materials, such as National Implementation Plans for the Stockholm Convention), government, business and industry, and public interest and labour organizations collaborate to prepare the assessment. UNITAR has developed guidance for developing national SAICM capacity assessments in collaboration with international and national partners, including FAO, ILO, UNDP, UNEP, UNIDO, WHO, OECD, the World Bank, OPCW, the Secretariat of the Basel Convention, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the SAICM Secretariat. In May 2007, the Inter-Organization Coordinating Committee of the IOMC reviewed the document and endorsed it as an IOMC publication. The guidance document is available in English, French, Spanish, and Russian versions. Download


The following National SAICM Capacity Assessments have been made internationally available by countries, and were developed with the technical assistance of UNITAR and the financial support of the SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund and the Government of Switzerland.

Country Download
Barbados     En
Belarus  Ru
Bolivia  Sp
Burkina Faso  Fr
Cambodia  En
Chad  Fr
Chile  Sp
Congo, Republic of  Fr
Costa Rica  Sp
Cote d'Ivoire  Fr
Djibouti  Fr
Georgia  En
Guatemala  Sp
Guinea, Republic of  Fr
Guyana  En
Haiti  Fr
Honduras  Sp
Kazakhstan  Ru
Kiribati  En
Korea, Democratic People's
Republic
 En
Kyrgyzstan  Ru
Lesotho En
Madagascar  Fr
Malawi  En
Mali  Fr
Mongolia  En
Pakistan  En
Panama  Sp
Rwanda  Fr
Sao Tome & Principe  Fr
Serbia  En
Seychelles  En
Tanzania  En
Uzbekistan  En
Yemen  En