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Established 1976, as International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals (IRPTC) – Régistre international des substances chimiques potentiellement toxiques (RISCPT) – Registro Internacional de Productos Quimicos Potencialmente Tóxicos (RIPQPT), by E-XE4161 - UNEP. Part of UNEP's Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE). Also previously known as UNEP Chemicals (IRPTC) – PNUE Substances chimiques – PNUMA Productos quimicos. One of the main components of UNEP programmes. No longer exists as an independent programme.


Protect humans and the environment from adverse effects of chemicals and hazardous waste; serve as the focal point of UNEP's activities on chemicals issues and the main catalytic force in the UN system for concerted global action on environmentally sound management of hazardous chemicals.


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