SAICM Enabling Activities

Integrated National Programmes

Financial Resource Mobilisation

Overview

Capacity building for the sound management of chemicals requires the mobilisation of resources--both human and financial. Understanding the resource allocation planning process within a country is an important step that can lead to successful financial mobilisation. Ministries working together towards financial resource mobilisation may collectively generate new and additional resources for the sound management of chemicals, in particular from external sources. UNITAR guidance has been developed in response to demands originating both from countries and from donor governments.

Activities

A Thematic Workshop on the topic of Financial Resource Mobilisation for the Sound Management of Chemicals, held in Geneva in 2002, discussed approaches to financial resource mobilisation and developed a series of practical suggestions and recommendations directed towards both recipients and donors.

Policy Recommendations

During its Third Session in Bahia, Brazil, October 2000, the IFCS recognised as a Priority for Action beyond 2000 a coordinated financial resource mobilisation of funds for the capacity building for the management of chemicals. The IFCS recommended that "OECD Countries, other IFCS participants, non profit organisations, and other institutions, should begin to work immediately to mobilise sufficient financial resource and technical assistance for the sound management of chemicals..."

Guidance

UNITAR has developed the following guidance - Financial Resource Mobilisation for the Sound Management of Chemicals: Guidance Note. In collaboration with its IOMC Partner Organizations, UNITAR has also developed a resource document entitled: Fact Sheets on Bilateral Assistance for Chemicals Management. This document provides recipient countries with practical information on environmental bilateral aid from Developing Assistance Committee (DAC) agencies. Download