The Global Partnership on Waste Management

The GPWM is an open-ended partnership for international organizations, Governments, businesses, academia, local authorities and NGOs. It was launched in November 2010 to enhance international cooperation among stakeholders, identify and fill information gaps, share information and strengthen awareness, political will, and capacity to promote resource conservation and resource efficiency.

Latest Highlights

The Global Partnership on Waste Management Addresses the Waste Crisis


180 participants from over 40 countries attended the GPWM Biennium Conference


Richard Samans, Executive Director of the Global Green Growth Institute, in his keynote address

The Global Partnership on Waste Management held its first biennium conference on 5 and 6 November 2012 in Osaka, Japan. The key message of the conference was “waste matters”. read more...


Lead Partners

International Environmental Technology Centre
Sustainable Consumtion and Production Branch
Division of Environmental Policy Implementation


Calendar of Events

The March 2014 Newsletter is available!

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The September 2013 Newsletter is available!
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The December 2012 GPWM Newsletter is published!
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GPWM conference in Osaka
GPWM  conference took place in Osaka from 5 to 6 November 2012. read more ...
The GPWM holds its first biennium conference
180 waste experts from around the world met in Osaka to discuss challenges and opportunities in waste management. read more... 
IETC's 20th Anniversary
The International Environmental Technology Centre celebrated its 20th anniversary during the first GPWM biennium conference. Read more 
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United Nations Environment Programme

International Environmental Technology Centre

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