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    GREEN Labelling System for Sustainable Building Materials and Products

    GREEN Labelling System for Sustainable Building Materials and Products

    Sri Lanka, like other countries around the world, is facing an immense challenge, to create sustainable buildings for the future. Buildings are... Read More

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    GREEN Rating System for New Constructions

    GREEN Rating System for New Constructions

    The natural environment together with our economy, health and productivity are immensely affected by the performance of the built environment.... Read More

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    Reformulation is Entirely Possible: Summary of the Lead Paint Reformulation Technical Guidelines and How to Use this Information

    Reformulation is Entirely Possible: Summary of the Lead Paint Reformulation Technical Guidelines and How to Use this Information

    This document summarizes information from the Lead Paint Reformulation Technical Guidelines, the findings and recommendations of the... Read More

  • Factsheets and brochures
    Launch of E-learning Course on Industrial Chemicals Databases and Information Sharing

    Launch of E-learning Course on Industrial Chemicals Databases and Information Sharing

    Following a collaborative study by UNEP and the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), which provided a comprehensive inventory... Read More

  • Factsheets and brochures
    Pilot Project to support African Countries in overcoming barriers in implementing the UN GHS

    Pilot Project to support African Countries in overcoming barriers in implementing the UN GHS

    Pilot Project to support African Countries in overcoming barriers in implementing the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of... Read More

  • Factsheets and brochures
    Using a value chain approach to reduce chemicals of concern

    Using a value chain approach to reduce chemicals of concern

    Chemicals of concern (CoCs) contained in everyday products can have harmful impacts on human health and the environment. While chemical-related... Read More

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    Chemicals of Concern in the Building and Construction Sector - Summary

    Chemicals of Concern in the Building and Construction Sector - Summary

    This is the summary of the UNEP report on... Read More

  • Policy document
    Compendium of WHO and other UN guidance on health and environment

    Compendium of WHO and other UN guidance on health and environment

    This compendium provides a systematic compilation of published guidance from WHO and other UN organizations on health and environment. Guidance... Read More

  • Newsletter
    Era of leaded petrol over, eliminating a major threat to human and planetary health

    Era of leaded petrol over, eliminating a major threat to human and planetary health

    • Official end of use of leaded petrol will prevent more than 1.2 million premature deaths and save USD 2.45 trillion a year
    • The end... Read More
  • Policy document
    Understanding chemicals in products: SAICM Policy Brief

    Understanding chemicals in products: SAICM Policy Brief

    The transparency of information about chemicals in global supply chains has been an emerging policy issue for the Strategic Approach to... Read More

  • Policy document
    Chemicals of Concern in electronics: List of Lists and Regulatory Frameworks

    Chemicals of Concern in electronics: List of Lists and Regulatory Frameworks

    Chemicals in products and hazardous substances within the life cycle of electrical and electronic products have been longstanding emerging... Read More

  • Project document
    National baseline information on lead paint in Jordan

    National baseline information on lead paint in Jordan

    The World Health Organization (WHO) with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has launched the initiative called "Global Alliance to... Read More

  • Policy document
    A review of PFAS as a Chemical Class in the Textiles Sector - Policy Brief

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

    This policy brief examines the scientific, policy, and practical reasons for approaching PFAS as a class. It also identifies enabling conditions for advancing improved public health and environment protection in the textiles sector, for consideration by SAICM and other stakeholders. Read More
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    Engaging the textiles industry as a key sector in SAICM: a review of PFAS as a chemical class in the textile sector

    Engaging the textiles industry as a key sector in SAICM: a review of PFAS as a chemical class in the textile sector

    The report examines the class approach for PFAS as it applies to the textile sector, which covers a wide variety of consumer products and connects two important issues covered in the SAICM context. The textile sector is an appropriate choice given the environmental significance of the sector and the scope of PFAS used within it. Both the quantity of PFAS in use and the variety of uses make this sector a priority for action. Furthermore, the nature of the sector—with a long and global value chain that includes companies of all sizes—can provide significant lessons for capacity building and enabling conditions, which can extend to other sectors as well. Read More
  • Newsletter
    SAICM Secretariat Newsletter

    SAICM Secretariat Newsletter

    We are pleased to share with you the SAICM's quarterly newsletter to share the latest highlights, upcoming events, and resources developed by the Secretariat! Read More
  • Policy document
    New digital technologies to tackle trade in illegal pesticides

    New digital technologies to tackle trade in illegal pesticides

    Global trade in illegal pesticides has been steadily growing in recent years, posing serious threats to agriculture, the environment, human... Read More

  • Policy document
    Guidance on key considerations for the identification and selection of safer chemical alternatives

    Guidance on key considerations for the identification and selection of safer chemical alternatives

    The aim of the guidance is to advance broader agreement on a general approach and criteria for the selection of safer alternatives, with a focus... Read More

  • Policy document
    Key Messages on Human Rights and Hazardous Substances

    Key Messages on Human Rights and Hazardous Substances

    Pollution is the largest source of premature death in the developing world, causing approximately three times more deaths than HIV/AIDS,... Read More
  • Factsheets and brochures
    Case studies on the implementation of the WHO Chemicals Road Map

    Case studies on the implementation of the WHO Chemicals Road Map

    The World Health Organization is publishing a series of national case studies on the implementation of the WHO Chemicals Road map, which was adopted in World Health Assembly Decision 70(23). Read More
  • Policy document
    Revised Guidance Document 150 on Standardised Test Guidelines for Evaluating Chemicals for Endocrine Disruption

    Revised Guidance Document 150 on Standardised Test Guidelines for Evaluating Chemicals for Endocrine Disruption

    The OECD releases the Read More
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    OECD Work on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

    OECD Work on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

    The Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development (OECD) is a multi‑disciplinary inter governmental organisation, tracing its roots... Read More

  • Policy document
    Pharmaceuticals in the environment

    Pharmaceuticals in the environment

    Medicinal products are physiologically highly active substances that enter the water and soil, particularly through human and animal excretion.... Read More

  • Factsheets and brochures
    Clariant playing a leading role in supporting the coatings industry to phase out lead in paints

    Clariant playing a leading role in supporting the coatings industry to phase out lead in paints

    As one of the first companies to completely end the production, and supply, of lead-based pigments in the mid-1980’s (Hoechst AG – now Clariant), Clariant supported the Global Alliance to eliminate lead paint and, through regulatory and legal measures, accelerate progress towards its global phase out. Read More
  • Project document
    National Baseline Survey of Paint Market in Peru

    National Baseline Survey of Paint Market in Peru

    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have established the joint initiative Global Alliance to... Read More

  • Project document
    Baseline Information for the Lead Paint Country Situation in Nigeria

    Baseline Information for the Lead Paint Country Situation in Nigeria

    Lead in Nigerian paints is another route of lead into the environment and exposure can be caused as a result of inhalation or ingestion... Read More