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SAICM/UNEP projects and programmes below advance towards safer products for our environment and health.

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Chemicals Without Concern

The project Chemicals Without Concern focuses on two Emerging Policy Issues (EPI): Lead in Paint; and Chemicals in Products, which present particular environmental and health problems. The project also focuses on the need for knowledge management, information exchange and strategic planning to ensure concerted and coordinated action on all EPIs.

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  • Circular Economy approaches for the electronics sector in Nigeria

    Circular Economy approaches for the electronics sector in Nigeria

    Nigeria has been undergoing rapid transformation on information and communication technology by

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  • Chemicals and Waste Management Programme

    Chemicals and Waste Management Programme

    The Special Programme, also known as the Chemicals and Waste Management Programme, provides support to developing countries and countries with economies in transition to enhance their sustainable institutional capacity to develop, adopt, monitor and enforce policy, legislation and regulation for effective frameworks for the implementation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, and the Minamata Convention.

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  • Quick Start Programme

    Quick Start Programme

    From 2006 until 2019 the Quick Start Programme supported 108 developing countries through 184 projects to produce and use chemicals in ways that minimise adverse impacts on the environment and human health. An amount of 47.6 million USD was mobilised through the fund. Projects addressed various aspects of chemicals management by different actors.

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