Resources related to legal issues of chemicals management

The UN Economic and Social Council, by paragraph 1 of resolution 2008/13, invited the United Nations Environment Programme to continue updating the chemicals volume of the Consolidated List of Products Whose Consumption and/or Sale have been Banned, Withdrawn, Severely Restricted or Not Approved by Governments and to report to the Economic and Social Council at its substantive session of 2010.

The Consolidated List of Products whose Consumption and / or Sale have been Banned, Withdrawn, Severely Restricted or Not Approved by Governments
Economic and Social Council
Substantive session of 2010
New York, 28 June-23 July 2010
Document 79
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The UNEP/DTIE Chemicals Branch is promoting legal framewokrs and activities to enable environmentally sound management of chemicals. Please follow the links below to access these resources.

Elements of Good Legal Practice for POPs in Latin America

Elements of Good Practice in Legal Frameworks for the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Latin America, prepared by The Center for International Environmental Law, 2007
Elementos de buenas prácticas en los marcos jurídicos para la aplicación del Convenio de Estocolmo sobre contaminantes orgánicos persistentes (COP) en la América Latina, Elaborado por Centro de Derecho Ambiental Internacional, 2007

Symposium on illegal international traffic in hazardous chemicals

The Czech Republic and the Chemicals Branch of the Division for Technology, Industry and Economics, United Nations Environment Programme with the support of the German Government organized a symposium on illegal international traffic in hazardous chemicals from 6-8 November 2006 in Prague-Pruhonice, Czech Republic.
Symposium report:
Click here to access meeting documents.

The objective of the symposium was to share information and experience from different regions on the size of illegal international trade of hazardous chemicals and wastes, the adverse effects of this on human health and the environment and to take stock of and evaluate existing measures to address illegal traffic.
The Czech Republic and UNEP Chemicals invited representatives from governments, industry, public interest groups and intergovernmental organizations to participate in the symposium.

The symposium was attended by government participants from Argentina, Armenia, Brazil, Cameroun, Columbia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Indonesia, Maldives, Mongolia, Norway, Nigeria, Romania, Slovakia, Syria, Tanzania, United Kingdom.
The Inter-governmental organizations were represented by the Secretariat of the Basel Convention Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, the OzonAction unit of UNEP and the Chemicals Branch.
The Non Governmental Organisations were represented by Bureau of Environmental Investigations, Environmental Investigation Agency, CEFIC, ECPA, BASF, ICCA, Arnika Assoociation.


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