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Sound management of chemicals and their waste is vital for sustainable development

Chemicals are a part of our modern society, and each day we use various chemical-based products to make our lives more comfortable and productive.  


2017 UNDP-GEF Annual Performance Report

In this 10th annual performance report of the UNDP Global Environmental Finance Unit, we show how investments in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—on affordable and clean energy (7), climate…  


World Environment Day - 5 June 2018

Statement on World Environment Day - Theme: Beat Plastic Pollution  


Climate Investment Platform

COP23, Bonn, Germany  


Emergency employment yields a healthier environment for Syrians

Part of the “Emergency Assistance for the Restoration/Stabilization of Livelihoods” programme, the waste management project in Aleppo is one of many projects providing emergency employment…  


Kazakhstan tackles its electronic waste problem

Through an unusual public-private partnership, Kazakhstan is making changes with its e-waste  


UNDP work on POPs 2013


In China, farmers plant a seed for a chemical-free future

In China, farmers are being trained to adapt their farming techniques to international trading standards, which allows them to sell more and make more money.  


UNDP Guide for Integrating SMC into development planning

This learning tool is a primer that provides information on important concepts with respect to the Sound Management of Chemicals (SMC).  


UNDP-UNEP Partnership Initiative for the Integration of Sound Management of Chemicals into Development Planning

This publication provides an overview and update on the progress of the UNDP-UNEP Partnership Initiative for the Integration of Sound Management of Chemicals into Development Planning processes.  

UNDP Around the world