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  • Policy document
    International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management

    International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management

    The International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management  is the framework on pesticide management for all public and private entities... Read More

  • Manuals and toolkits
    Guidance to Provide Footprint Information on Sustainable Alternatives

    Guidance to Provide Footprint Information on Sustainable Alternatives

    As there is an increase in communication of concrete recommendations for better solutions and alternatives to build a better economy that... Read More

  • Factsheets and brochures
    Lead Paint Factsheet

    Lead Paint Factsheet

    This factsheet presents the work of UNEP and the Lead Paint Alliance. The document also highlights its impacts and the SAICM GEF project Lead in... Read More

  • Article
    COVID-19 Impacts on the Global Environmental Agenda: SAICM and ICCM5

    COVID-19 Impacts on the Global Environmental Agenda: SAICM and ICCM5

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  • Article
    Global Forum on Environment: Towards Cost-effective Management Systems for Industrial and Consumer Chemicals

    Global Forum on Environment: Towards Cost-effective Management Systems for Industrial and Consumer Chemicals

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  • Infographic
    Crops that drive world trade in hazardous pesticides

    Crops that drive world trade in hazardous pesticides

    Unearthed and Public Eye analysed more than USD 23bn of agrochemical sales data for 2018 - about 40% of the global market - to identify sales of... Read More

  • Report
    A journey into the tanning industry

    A journey into the tanning industry

    A Tough Story of Leather analyses the situation for workers in the Italian tanning industry.

    This report has been produced by Centro Nuovo... Read More

  • Report
    Update on the Global Status of Legal Limits on Lead in Paint

    Update on the Global Status of Legal Limits on Lead in Paint

    As of 30 September 2019, 73 countries have legally binding controls to limit the production, import and sale of... Read More

  • Video
    SAICM Highly Hazardous Pesticides Video

    SAICM Highly Hazardous Pesticides Video

    We use a wide variety of chemical compounds to prevent living organisms from damaging crops and spreading diseases like malaria. These compounds... Read More

  • Video
    SAICM Environmentally Persistent Pharmaceuticals Pollutants Video

    SAICM Environmentally Persistent Pharmaceuticals Pollutants Video

    Pharmaceuticals are chemicals we specifically design to act on living cells. They regulate, in organisms, hormonal balance and the way it... Read More

  • Video
    SAICM Perflourinated Chemicals Video

    SAICM Perflourinated Chemicals Video

    Perflourinated Chemicals (PFCs) are the key ingredient in many stain, water and grease repellent coatings that make outdoor jackets water tight... Read More

  • Infographic
    Interactive visualisation of the status of lead paint laws

    Interactive visualisation of the status of lead paint laws

    The interactive map shows the status of national lead paint laws as provided by governments to UNEP and WHO, Secretariat of the Global... Read More

  • Factsheets and brochures
    Chemicals and Waste Management Programme Factsheet

    Chemicals and Waste Management Programme Factsheet

    Factsheet with background information on the Chemicals and Waste Management Programme (Special Programme), including objectives, impact and... Read More

  • Report
    WHO guidelines on protecting workers from potential risks of manufactured nanomaterials

    WHO guidelines on protecting workers from potential risks of manufactured nanomaterials

    The term nanomaterials refers to materials that have at least one dimension (height, width or length) that is smaller than 100 nanometres (10−7... Read More

  • Website
    UNITAR Nanotechnology webpage

    UNITAR Nanotechnology webpage

    UNITAR Website webpage indicates activities and resources to learn more about nanotechnology and manufactured nanomaterials (nano). <... Read More

  • Factsheets and brochures
    Factsheet of The Quick Start Programme: 13 years of advancing sound chemicals management

    Factsheet of The Quick Start Programme: 13 years of advancing sound chemicals management

    The Quick Start Programme: 13 years of advancing sound chemicals management. Established in 2006 by the first International Conference on... Read More

  • Infographic
    Interactive visualisation of the Quick Start Programme implementation

    Interactive visualisation of the Quick Start Programme implementation

    Interactive visualisation of the Quick Start Programme implementation in 108 developing countries through 184 projects to produce and use... Read More

  • Article
    How Nanosilver Gets Into Our Freshwater, and What We Need To Do About It

    How Nanosilver Gets Into Our Freshwater, and What We Need To Do About It

    Despite its widespread use, and results of laboratory studies, we still do not fully understand the impact that nanosilver can have on the environment once it enters lakes. Read More
  • Article
    SAICM Resource Facilitates Networking among Chemicals Policy Experts

    SAICM Resource Facilitates Networking among Chemicals Policy Experts

    The website includes a section for individuals working on chemicals policy issues to register and network with other “people working for a healthier environment.”  Read More
  • Article
    OECD Describes Benefits of Implementing a Chemical Management System

    OECD Describes Benefits of Implementing a Chemical Management System

    Sound chemicals management systems can deliver benefits related to the management of industrial chemicals, agricultural pesticides, chemical accidents prevention, preparedness and response, and the establishment of the Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs). Read More
  • Article
    SAICM Brief Previews Chemicals Management Needs Beyond 2020

    SAICM Brief Previews Chemicals Management Needs Beyond 2020

    SAICM reports that, while it has m­­­ade progress regarding strengthening capacity, commitment, technical knowledge, and political will to implement and mainstream chemicals into national planning, its objectives and 2020 goal to minimize the adverse impacts of chemicals and waste will not be achieved. Read More
  • Article
    UNEP Exposes Fight Against Illegal Trade in Pesticides, Mercury

    UNEP Exposes Fight Against Illegal Trade in Pesticides, Mercury

    UNEP reports that multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) regulate only a fraction of the chemicals being traded and many toxic products are easily accessible in the marketplace or online. A lack of reporting mechanisms means that information on illegal trade is scarce and hinders the ability of authorities to act. Read More
  • Report
    Gender & SAICM Beyond 2020: How to create a gender-just healthy planet

    Gender & SAICM Beyond 2020: How to create a gender-just healthy planet

    There is a number of gender aspects relevant to chemicals and chemicals and waste management. However, many of them are not receiving the attention they should in order to ensure the best possible decisions in policy-making and effective implementation. The goal of this report is to increase the integration of gender in international chemicals and waste management policies and implementation. Read More
  • Report
    Gender and Chemicals: Questions, Issues and Possible Entry Points

    Gender and Chemicals: Questions, Issues and Possible Entry Points

    This report reviewed relevant literature and international policy-making processes and conducted 20 expert interviews between May and October 2017 on gender and chemicals. Read More
  • Factsheets and brochures
    Suggested Steps for Establishing a Lead Paint Law

    Suggested Steps for Establishing a Lead Paint Law

    This fact sheet outlines steps that have been helpful in countries that have adopted lead paint laws. The steps are not necessarily sequential... Read More