Expanding technical assistance in developing countries on chemicals management

This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.

Agenda 21 recommends establishing technical cooperation with, and providing information to, other countries, especially those with shortage of technical expertise, including training in the interpretation of relevant technical data, such as: Environmental Health Criteria Documents, Health and Safety Guides and International Chemical Safety Cards (published by IPCS); monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks of Chemicals to Humans (published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)); decision guidance documents (provided through the FAO/UNEP joint programme on PIC); as well as those submitted by industry and other sources.

Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth