SAICM Enabling Activities

SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund Activities

One of the key outcomes from the International Conference on Chemicals Management is a focus on "enabling" activities to assist countries with SAICM implementation. The Overarching Policy Strategy, in Paragraph 22 of section C(VII), states that:

Implementation of the Strategic Approach could begin with an enabling phase to build necessary capacity, as appropriate, to develop, with relevant stakeholder participation, a national Strategic Approach implementation plan, taking into consideration, as appropriate, existing elements such as legislation, national profiles, action plans, stakeholder initiatives and gaps, priorities, needs and circumstances.

This focus is also reflected in Resolution I/4 to establish the Quick Start Programme for the implementation of Strategic Approach Objectives, building upon the outcomes of the International Conference.

UNITAR offers assistance to countries for a variety of identified enabling activities for SAICM, including, inter alia:

In addition, UNITAR stands ready to assist countries with proposal development and implementation under the SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund (QSPTF). To-date, UNITAR is the international executing agency for 67 projects under the QSPTF.

 

Round 1

Country/Entity

Project Title

Armenia Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile,
Development of a National SAICM Capacity Assessment,
and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop
Burkina Faso Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile,
Development of a National SAICM Capacity Assessment,
and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop
Chile Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile,
Development of a National SAICM Capacity Assessment,
and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop
Congo, Republic of Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile,
Development of a National SAICM Capacity Assessment,
and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop
Costa Rica Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile,
Development of a National SAICM Capacity Assessment,
and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop
Cote d'Ivoire Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile,
Development of a National SAICM Capacity Assessment,
and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop
Djibouti Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile,
Development of a National SAICM Capacity Assessment,
and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop
Georgia Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile,
Development of a National SAICM Capacity Assessment,
and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop
Haiti Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile,
Development of a National SAICM Capacity Assessment,
and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop
Madagascar Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile,
Development of a National SAICM Capacity Assessment,
and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop
Mongolia Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile,
Development of a National SAICM Capacity Assessment,
and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop
Rwanda Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile,
Development of a National SAICM Capacity Assessment,
and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop
Sao Tome and Principe Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile,
Development of a National SAICM Capacity Assessment,
and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop
Serbia Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile,
Development of a National SAICM Capacity Assessment,
and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop
Syria Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile,
Development of a National SAICM Capacity Assessment,
and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop 

Round 2

Country/Entity

Project Title

Barbados Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile, Developing a National SAICM Capacity Assessment and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop in Barbados
Bolivia Strengthening National Governance for SAICM Implementation: Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile, Developing a National SAICM Capacity Assessment, and Holding a National SAICM Forum in Bolivia
Burundi Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile and Development of a National Chemicals Management Profile and National Chemicals Management Database in Burundi
Cambodia Developing a National SAICM Capacity Assessment, Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile, and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop in Cambodia
Comoros Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile, Developing a National SAICM Capacity Assessment, and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop in Comoros
Chad Strengthening National Governance for SAICM Implementation
Ghana Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile, Developing a National SAICM Capacity Assessment, and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop in Ghana
Guatemala Developing a National Chemicals Management Profile, Developing a National SAICM Capacity Assessment, and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop in Guatemala
Honduras Developing a National Chemicals Management Profile, Developing a National SAICM Capacity Assessment, and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop in Honduras
Kazakstan Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile, Developing a National SAICM Capacity Assessment, and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop in Kazakhstan
Kiribati Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile, Developing a National SAICM Capacity Assessment, and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop in Kiribati
Kyrgyz Republic Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile, Developing a National SAICM Capacity Assessment, and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop in Kyrgyzstan
Lesotho Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile, Developing a National SAICM Capacity Assessment, and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop in Lesotho
Malawi Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile, Developing a National SAICM Capacity Assessment, and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop in Malawi
Nepal Developing a National Chemicals Management Profile, Preparing a National SAICM Capacity Assessment, and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop in Nepal
Nicaragua Updating the National Chemicals Management Profile, Developing a National SAICM Capacity Assessment, and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop in Nicaragua

Round 3

Country/Entity

Project Title

Kenya Strengthening Capacities in Kenya for National SAICM Implementation
Liberia Developing a National Chemicals Management Profile, Developing a National SAICM Capacity Assessment and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop in Liberia
Mali Developing a National Chemicals Management Profile, Preparing a National SAICM Capacity Assessment, and Holding a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop in Mali
Yemen Integrated National Program for the Sound Management of Chemicals and Implementation of the Strategic Approach in Yemen

Round 4

Country/Entity

Project Title

Bahrain Capacity Building for Integrated and Sustainable Chemicals and Hazardous Waste Management
Georgia Strengthening Capacities for Developing a National Pollutant and Release Transfer Register and Supporting SAICM Implementation in Georgia
Guyana Developing an Integrated National Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals and SAICM Implementation in Guyana
Paraguay Developing an Integrated National Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals and SAICM Implementation in Paraguay
Belarus, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan
Strengthening Capacities of Civil Society Organizations for National and Regional SAICM Implementation in the Eastern Europe, Caucuses and Central Asia region
Round 5

Country/Entity

Project Title

DPR Korea Strengthening Capacities for National SAICM Implementation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Panama Strengthening Capacities for Developing a National Pollutant and Release Transfer Register and Supporting SAICM Implementation in Panama
Senegal Strengthening National Capacities in Senegal for SAICM Implementation
Seychelles Developing an Integrated National Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals and SAICM Implementation in Seychelles
Uzbekistan Developing an Integrated National Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals and SAICM Implementation in Uzbekistan
Zambia Strengthening Capacities for SAICM Implementation and Supporting GHS Capacity Building in Zambia
Round 6 

Country/Entity

Project Title

Albania Strengthening Capacities for SAICM Implementation in Albania
The Gambia Strengthening Capacities for SAICM Implementation and supporting GHS Capacity Building in The Gambia
Round 7

Country/Entity

Project Title

Barbados Strengthening Capacities for SAICM Implementation and Supporting GHS Capacity Building in Barbados
Guinea, Republic of Developing and integrated national programme for the sound management of chemicals and SAICM implementation in the Republic of Guinea
Swaziland Developing an Integrated National Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals and SAICM Implementation in Swaziland
Round 8

Country/Entity

Project Title

Congo, Republic of Strengthening Capacities for SAICM Implementation and Supporting GHS Capacity Building in the Republic of Congo
Dominican Republic Enabling Activities for the Development of a SAICM Implementation Plan within an Integrated National Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals in the Dominican Republic
Eritrea Developing a National Chemicals Management Profile, Preparing a National SAICM Capacity Assessment, and Holding of a National SAICM Priority Setting Workshop in Eritrea
Gabon Strengthening Capacities for National SAICM Implementation in Gabon
Niger Enabling Activities for the Development of a SAICM Implementation Plan within an Integrated National Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals in the Republic of Niger

Round 9

Country/Entity

Project Title

Cameroon Enabling Activities for the Development of a SAICM Implementation Plan within an Integrated National Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals and Supporting GHS Capacity Building in Cameroon
Chile Strengthening Capacities for SAICM Implementation and Supporting GHS Capacity Building in Chile
China Enabling Activities for the Development of a SAICM Implementation Plan as a Key Contribution towards an Integrated National Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals in the People’s Republic of China
Haiti Strengthening Capacities in the Republic of Haiti for National SAICM Implementation and Supporting GHS Capacity Building
Kiribati Strengthening Capacities in Kiribati for National SAICM Implementation and Supporting GHS Capacity Building
Madagascar Strengthening Capacities in the Republic of Madagascar for National SAICM Implementation and Supporting GHS Capacity Building
Moldova Evaluating and Strengthening National and Regional Capacities for Implementing the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) and Supporting SAICM Implementation in Central and Eastern Europe
Togo Enabling Activities for the Development of a SAICM Implementation Plan within an Integrated National Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals and Supporting GHS Capacity Building in the Togolese Republic

Round 10

Country/Entity

Project Title

Azerbaijan Strengthening Capacities for Implementation of a National Pollutant Release and Transfer Register and Supporting SAICM Implementation in Azerbaijan
Benin Development of an Integrated National Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals and Supporting GHS Capacity Building in the Republic of Benin
Bolivia Supporting SAICM and GHS Implementation in Bolivia
Burkina Faso Strengthening Capacities in Burkina Faso for National SAICM Implementation and Promotion of Synergies among the Stockholm, Basel, and Rotterdam Conventions
Colombia Supporting SAICM and GHS Implementation in Colombia
Comoros Strengthening Capacities for National SAICM Implementation in the Union of the Comoros
Democratic Republic of the Congo Supporting SAICM and GHS Implementation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Guatemala Supporting SAICM and GHS Implementation in Guatemala
Jamaica Evaluating and Strengthening National and Regional Capacities for Implementing the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) and Supporting SAICM Implementation in the Caribbean
Kyrgyzstan Supporting SAICM and GHS Implementation in the Kyrgyz Republic
Mali Strengthening Capacities for National SAICM Implementation and Supporting GHS Capacity Building in the Republic of Mali
Mexico Supporting SAICM and GHS Implementation in Mexico
Tajikistan Supporting SAICM and GHS Implementation in the Republic of Tajikistan

Round 11

Country/Entity

Project Title

Maldives Strengthening Capacity for National SAICM Implementation in Maldives

Round 12

Country/Entity

Project Title

Tunisia Strengthening Capacities for National SAICM Implementation and Supporting GHS Capacity Building in the Republic of Tunisia

 

Belarus, Pakistan, Panama, Tanzania, and Mongolia also received support from UNITAR and the Government of Switzerland for three-year pilot projects related to SAICM enabling activities. For more information, please click here.

SAICM Application Opportunities

There are a number of ways countries and NGOs can seek UNITAR assistance related to SAICM-related activities related to chemicals and waste management capacity building. The following sections provide a short description of the different options:

Working with UNITAR to develop proposals for the SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund. UNITAR stands ready to assist countries with development of proposals for the QSPTF. SAICM National Focal Points and SAICM NGO Focal Points from interested countries are asked to contact UNITAR at cwm@unitar.org.

Working with UNITAR to develop a proposal for a bilateral donor. UNITAR also stands ready to work with countries to approach bilateral donors for support with SAICM-related capacity building. A formal letter from a senior responsible official requesting the type of assistance needed can be sent to:

Manager
Chemicals and Waste Management Programme
UNITAR Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

For other UNITAR application opportunities, please click here.