Chemicals and Waste Management

  • Apr 27, 2009

    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 maternal health, and environmental sustainability.

  • Jul 22, 2010

    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 and guidelines for cleanup, storage, and transport of mercury waste do not exist at this time.

  • Chemicals Management: The why and how of mainstreaming gender
    Sep 25, 2007

    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 develop or strengthen a sound management of chemicals regime.

  • May 2, 2011

    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 linkages between gender and chemicals.

  • Apr 4, 2011

    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.

  • Nov 1, 2011

    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.

  • UNDP Guide for Integrating SMC into development planning
    Aug 28, 2012

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

  • UNDP work on POPs 2013
  • UNDP-UNEP Partnership Initiative for the Integration of Sound Management of Chemicals into Development Planning
    Jul 16, 2012

    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.

  • HFC Inventories
    Feb 17, 2016

    UNDP carried out inventories of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) consumption in six countries with funding from the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) in order to establish the current consumption of HFCs in those countries.

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