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Latin America and the Caribbean

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SAICM
See the SAICM Secretariat website for regional activities in the GRULAC region

Panama - Regional workshop on development of legal and institutional infrastructures for sound management of chemicals

Ecuador - The UNDP-UNEP Partnership Initiative for the integration of sound management of chemicals into the national development plan Belize - The UNDP-UNEP Partnership Initiative for the integration of sound management of chemicals into the national development plan Honduras - The UNDP-UNEP Partnership Initiative for the integration of sound management of chemicals into the national development plan
Belize- Regional Workshop for facilitating understanding between officials responsible for development planning and officials responsible for chemicals management

Heavy metals: mercury
Chile – mercury waste management
Project on the safe storage of excess mercury
Brazil
Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining projects

POPs
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Cuba – Dioxin / Furan inventories

Argentina, Chile, Cuba Paraguay – Workshops and training on action plans and estimation of unintentional POPs

Mexico - Emission factors for open burning of waste

Emisiones de dioxinas y furanos por quema incontrolada de biomasa

Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti and Cuba - GMP implementation and to strengthening POPs analysis

Chile - Taller sub-regional “Planes de Acción para PCBs y Dioxinas/Furanos en el Marco del Plan Nacional de Aplicación del Convenio de Estocolmo” (2004)

Trinidad and Tobago - Sub-Regional Workshop on National Inventory of Dioxin and Furan Releases in the Context of the Stockholm Convention, 2003