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Here you can access useful resources, read articles, find out about latest events, meet people and join our communities of practice on the SAICM emerging chemical policy issues


Policy brief

A review of PFAS as a Chemical Class in the Textiles Sector

For over a decade, under both SAICM and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), the class of chemicals known as PFAS is gaining increasing international attention.

Policy Document

Global elimination of lead paint: why and how countries should take action

Lead has toxic effects on almost all body systems and is especially harmful for children and pregnant women. Lead paint is an avoidable source of exposure to lead.


Women, Chemicals and the SDGs

Gender Review Mapping with a Focus on Women and Chemicals: Impact of Emerging Policy Issues and the Relevance for the Sustainable Development Goals

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People working for a healthier environment

Read more about Joseph Ekwo
Joseph Ekwo

My work involves, although not limited to: the formulation of policies and guidelines; implementation of principles, like the polluter pay principle and extended producer's responsibility, with regard to chemicals.

Read more about Yahya Khamis Msangi
Yahya Khamis Msangi
I train workers, farmers and young people on sound management of chemicals in order to protect their health and their environment. I also participate in analysis of policies and investment projects to ensure they support healthy living and environment. I am also involved in the study on chemical safety in Africa - one such study was recently published by the University of Eastern Finland and it was on the challenges of accessing justice facing people in Africa from dumping of toxic waste in the continent. I also monitor implementation of MEAs in the region on behalf of Workers and Trade
Read more about Joan Sebastian Vargas Rativa
Joan Sebastian Vargas Rativa

Estrategias dinámicas y pluriculturales sobre el recurso humano que este interactuando en el ambiente, para brindar acciones más amenas a la manipulación de los insumos provenientes de la naturaleza o fabricados por el ser humano, a fin de salvagu

Read more about Jovita Tamosaityte
Jovita Tamosaityte

I am currently serving as the Knowledge Management Officer for the GEF-funded the Implementing Sustainable Low and Non-Chemical Development in Small Island Developing States (ISLANDS) Programme which supports Small Islands Developing States (SIDS)

Read more about Ron van Peer
Ron van Peer

I am working in regulatory affairs sector in the pesticide industry - globally. In a changing environment we bring modern pesticides including biologicals to the market.