Chemicals and Waste

UNEP is a primary driving force in the UN system for international activities related to the sound management of chemicals. The aim is to promote chemical safety and provide countries with access to information on toxic chemicals. UNEP promotes chemical safety by providing policy advice, technical guidance and capacity building to developing countries and those with economies in transition, including activities on chemicals related to the implementation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). 

In Focus

Workshop on Sound Management of Used Lead Acid Batteries (ULAB)

24-25 February 2016 - Guatemala City, Guatemala

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Press Note


Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Workshop on the Establishment of Legal Limits on Lead in Paint

19-20 May, 2016 - Chișinău, Republic of Moldova

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Press Note   (English)        (Romanian)


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