Persistent Organic Pollutants
National Case Studies Report on POPs Report
Collection of Regional and National POPs Actions Plans Action Plans
Internet Database of POPs Alternatives Database
Inventory of Information Sources on Chemicals - Persistent Organic Pollutants November 1999, En
Regionally Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances - Workshop Reports from a Global Environment Facility Project
Presents reports of four scientific and technical workshops held from January through April 1999 in preparation for UNEP Chemicals' Global Environment Facility project, Regionally Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances. Fifty-seven experts from 30 countries participated.
September 1999, En
Information Sheet on Dioxins
Describes key policy, health, and control issues.
July 1999, En
Reports of the First and Second Sessions of the Criteria Expert Group for the Development of Science-based Criteria for Identifying Additional POPs for Future International Action.
Available in English, French, and Spanish, October 1998 and June 1999, respectively.
CEG 1 and 2
Reports of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for an International Legally Binding Instrument for Implementing International Action on Certain POPs INC Reports 
Overview of Outcomes from POPs Awareness Raising Workshops Working Groups
Presents an overview and summaries of papers from regional and sub-regional workshops on POPs, conducted by UNEP Chemicals and the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety.
June 1998, En
Regulatory Actions and Guidelines concerning POPs
Covers national and international regulatory actions and guidelines on control measures for use, release, and residues of POPs as well as manufacture, importation, and transport.
Workshop Proceedings on POPs Proceedings
Reports and documents Reports and documents
Brochure on POPs
Available in hard copy (English, French, Russian, and Spanish), 1997.
Brochure on Stockholm Convention on POPs En, Fr

Information Exchange/Capacity Building
Overview of international agreements/instruments, organisations and programmes concerning chemicals management (3rd edition) En
Building National Capacities En
Chemicals Management Instruments - A Series of Resource Documents for Countries Making Choices: Joint UNEP Chemicals / UNITAR publication
Module 1 - Chemicals Inventory
Module 2 - New Chemical Notification Systems
May 1999 Module-1
May 1999 Module-2
Chemical Risk Assessment: Training Module No. 3
Covers human, environmental, and ecological risk assessment. It was developed jointly by UNEP and the International Programme on Chemical Safety.
1999 En 
International Activities Related to Chemicals:
Excerpts from a report on "Enhanced coherence and efficiency among international activities related to chemicals" presented to the 20th session of the Governing Council of UNEP in 1999 by the Executive Director
2001 En 
Joint UNEP/OECD Workshop on Notification and Assessment of New Industrial Chemicals for Countries of Central and South America
Includes presentations on approaches to notification and assessment of new industrial chemicals, made at the workshop held by UNEP and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Buenos Aires, Argentina
8-10 March 1999 En 
OECD Screening Information Data Sets
Brings the total published of the Screening Information Data Sets (SIDS) for High Production Volume Chemicals to five volumes in 10 parts (November 1998). The series is developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and published and distributed by UNEP Chemicals.
Global Opportunities for Reducing Use of Leaded Gasoline
Discusses the urgent need to reduce lead in gasoline, especially in developing countries, and proposes effective measures that governments can take to achieve this goal. Issued by UNEP and partner organisations. 
September 1998 En
UNEP-UNICEF Childhood Lead Poisoning: Information for Advocacy and Action. 1997 En, Fr, Sp
Inventory of Information Sources on Chemicals - Intergovernmental Organizations. 1997 En
UNEP Chemicals -- Internet Guide 1997 En
Inventory of Critical Reviews on Chemicals
Available in hard copy (English), 1996.
Legislating Chemicals -- An Overview
Provides guidance for legal and technical experts responsible for developing national legislation on chemicals management. It was prepared by UNEP Chemicals and UNEP Environmental Law and Institutions -- Programme Activity Centre. Available in English, July 1995.
July 1995 En
IRPTC Legal File
Database on regulations and guidelines on chemicals, available in English.
Hard-copy extracts available:
Legal File 1992-93 -- abstract on approximately 700 chemicals
Legal File 1994-95 -- extract on pesticides
Legal File 1994 -- extract on international environmental guidelines and global conventions
Internet Guide: Finding information on chemicals En

Other Selected Publications
UNEP Chemicals Folder
Includes information sheets on UNEP Chemicals activities and progress in implementation of the Rotterdam Convention, actions involving POPs, information exchange, and capacity building. Available in hard copy (English), 1999.
International Workshop on Endocrine Disruptors -- Report
Available in hard copy (English), 1998.
Inter-organizational Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals Inventory of Activities -- Summary Report of Activities Categorized by Programme Area of Ch. 19, Agenda 21: Programme Area A; Programme Area B and C; Programme D and E Available in English, November 1998. Area A
Area B and C 
Area D and E

Rotterdam Convention

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, text and annexes En
Final Act of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, Rotterdam, 10-11 September 1998
Available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Final Act
Proceedings of the Sub-regional Awareness Raising Workshop on the Rotterdam Convention Proceedings
Decision Guidance Documents for the Operation of the PIC Procedure DGDs

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