On 6 September 2011, UNITAR and the National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) signed a joint agreement to promote training and capacity building for the development of a nano-safety pilot project in Thailand, financially supported by the Government of Switzerland. The 18-month project will include the following activities:

•Establishment of a Nano Safety Project Committee to support coordination efforts
•Project inception and nano awareness raising workshop
•Updating the Thai National Profile by developing a nano safety chapter
•Developing elements of a national nano safety policy
•Targeted nano safety training
•Project Endorsement Workshop

It is expected that initial results and lessons learned from the project will be presented to the third session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM-3) in September 2012.

For further information on NANOTEC, please visit their website at