Paul Whylie is the Programme Officer with the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention. He has responsibility for POPs pesticides including DDT. Paul holds a Bachelors degree in Animal Science from the University of Guelph in Canada and a Masters degree from the University of Melbourne in Australia and a diploma in Pest management from Purdue University in the USA.
He was the Registrar for the Pesticides Control Authority in Jamaica for 8 years and represented Jamaica at the Inter-Governmental Negotiation Committee meetings for the establishment of the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. Since joining UNEP in 2000, Paul has successfully managed the GEF funded global project on the Regionally-based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances.
Additionally, he has participated in many international workshops and fora pertaining to the management, regulation and control of pesticides. As a member of the Secretariat team to the Stockholm Convention, Paul has worked closely with the World Health Organization in supporting the Convention on matters related to DDT production and use.
In 2010 Paul joined UNEP as Coordinator of the UNEP-part of the Rotterdam Convention secretariat.