TW7: Financial Resource Mobilization for the Sound Management of Chemicals

The thematic workshop on Financial Resource Mobilisation for the Sound Management of Chemicals, the seventh in a Series of Thematic Workshops on Priority Topics of National Chemicals Management Capacity Building, was held at International Environment House, Geneva, Switzerland, from 19-22 November 2002. Jointly organised by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Secretariat of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), it brought together some 33 representatives from 16 developing countries, countries with economies in transition and countries with advanced chemicals management capabilities, 8 international organisations, and donors including multilateral, bilateral and other organisations.

The main objective of the workshop was to develop and test ideas for innovative approaches to financial resource mobilisation for the sound management of chemicals, consistent with national circumstances and priorities. Current experience, existing guidance, and other resources were discussed. Mechanisms for both ensuring stable internal financing of sound chemicals management in countries as well as effective generation of external funding were examined in two working groups.

Based on the findings of the workshop, specific observations were made on finance resource mobilisation and approaches to generating internal and external resources. A series of practical suggestions and recommendations directed towards both recipients and donors were adopted to facilitate resource mobilisation.

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