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


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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5 - 6 November 2012, Osaka, Japan, - UNITAR participated in the biennium conference of the UNEP-hosted Global Partnership on Waste Management (GPWM), held on November 5 and 6 in Osaka, Japan. The conference brought together waste experts from around the world to find answers to the global challenge of waste management and reap the economic and environmental benefits through better coordination.
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Upcoming Events

Classifying and Labelling Chemicals According to the UN GHS

12 May - 30 Jun 2014

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Public – by registration   E-learning   English  open to register/apply Deadline: 7 May 2014

Introduction to Nanomaterial Safety

05 May - 27 Jun 2014

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Public – by registration   E-learning   English  open to register/apply Deadline: 30 April 2014