Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)

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History

Established 1995, as an international coordinating group following recommendations of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in particular those in Chapter 19 of the conference report (Agenda 21) about toxic chemicals. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Labour Organization (ILO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and World Health Organization (WHO) were the first to join IOMC, followed by United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in 1997, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (World Bank) in 2010, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2012.

Aims

Strengthen international cooperation in the field of chemicals; increase the effectiveness of the individual organizations' international chemicals programmes; promote coordination of policies and activities, pursued jointly or separately, to achieve the sound management of chemicals in relation to human health and the environment.

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Activities

Scientific and technical work is carried out through existing structures of Participating Organizations, either individually or jointly. Support for achievement of the objectives in the SAICM Overall Orientation and Guidance and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Key activity areas include: risk reduction; knowledge and information; governance; capacity-building and technical cooperation; illegal traffic.

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Languages

English.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Subjects *

  • Fundamental Sciences
    • Sound
    • Chemicals
  • Health Care
    • WHO Bodies
  • Management
    • Management

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

UIA Org ID

E2966

Last News Received

21. Jun 2016
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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