Creating globally harmonized chemicals labelling system
Establishing a globally harmonized labelling system for chemicals
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.
Governments, through cooperation with relevant international organizations and industry where appropriate, should launch a project to establish and elaborate a harmonized classification and compatible labelling system for chemicals for use in all UN official languages and including adequate pictograms. Such a labelling system should not lead to the imposition of unjustified trade barriers. The new system should draw on current systems to the greatest extent possible; it should be developed in steps and should address the subject of compatibility with labels of various applications.
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