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UNEP's implementation of SAICM

The Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) endorsed SAICM in its decision SS.IX/1 taken at its ninth special session, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 7 to 9 February 2006. In its earlier decision 23/9, the Governing Council had requested the Executive Director of UNEP, as a matter of high priority, to make appropriate provision for the implementation of UNEP’s responsibilities under SAICM and to make provision for activities to support developing countries and countries with economies in transition in implementing SAICM. Further information on UNEP's activities relevant to SAICM implementation can be found on, inter alia, the following UNEP web sites:


Chemicals and Waste Branch
Coordinator of UNEP's SAICM implementation and host of
the SAICM secretariat


Division of Technology, Industry and Economics


(main site)

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Rotterdam Convention

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Stockholm Convention

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Basel Convention

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