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 “UNEP Governing Council initiated the development of a Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management. This comprehensive global policy framework engages Government, IGO and NGO stakeholders from all relevant sectors.”

Global action on mercury needs to be strengthened. UNEP has convened two meetings of an ad hoc open ended working group on mercury, and has developed a policy framework for mercury. This framework, and options for implementation of the policy framework, will be presented for consideration at the 25th Governing Council.

Work to strengthen the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership by developing an overarching framework, identifying partnership goals and developing operational guidelines was undertaken during 2008.