Chemicals and Waste Management

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2011 Annual Review of UNDP portfolio financed by GEF Chemicals Focal Area

This report assesses the performance in 2010-2011 of the portfolio of UNDP projects funded through GEF focal areas on chemicals. The report documents results, impact, lessons, and experiences emerging from the portfolio. Under its chemicals program, the GEF provides incremental funding support to more

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Chemicals Management: The why and how of mainstreaming gender

The publication, part of the Gender Mainstreaming Guidelines Series, provides an approach to mainstreaming gender in chemicals management, together with a discussion of priorities for UNDP support to assist partners with mainstreaming gender considerations at each step of a national process to more

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Chemicals and gender

Guidance document describes important linkages between development, gender, and chemicals management. While policymakers are beginning to understand the important role played by the sound management of chemicals in economic and social development, it is also important to recognize the significant more

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Cleanup, Storage, and Transport of Mercury Waste from Healthcare Facilities

The UNDP GEF project involves demonstrating best practices for the management of mercury waste and promoting mercury-free devices. As health facilities phase out mercury devices, proper methods of storage and transport are needed. This document is intended for project countries where national norms more

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How is the Sound Management of Chemicals related to the MDGs?

The flyer briefly shows how the sound management of chemicals is related to the MDGs. It presents ways in which proper use of chemicals can contribute to poverty reduction, achievement of universal primary education, empowerment of women and gender equality, reducing child mortality, improvement of more

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Sustainable Management of Persistant Organic Pollutants in Mauritius

This publication documents objectives, results and lessons of UNDP-supported and GEF co-financed project to assist the Government of Mauritius in its efforts to improve the management of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the country. The overall objective of the project is to address the more

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UNDP Guide for Integrating SMC into development planning

The UNDP Guide for Integrating the Sound Management of Chemicals into Development Planning is a learning tool, a primer that provides information on important concepts with respect to the Sound Management of Chemicals (SMC) and its role in supporting countries’ efforts to achieve sustainable more

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UNDP work on POPs 2013

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) present threats to sustainable human development, with the poorest members of the global community most vulnerable to their negative effects. The publication presents an update of UNDP support to developing countries and countries with economies in transition in more

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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. It highlights information on the technical guidance provided through the Initiative; five steps that more

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