United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (Committee of Experts on TDG and GHS)

Comité d'experts du transport des marchandises dangereuses et du Système général harmonisé de classification et d'étiquetage des produits chimiques
Comité de Expertos en Transporte de Mercancias Peligrosas y en el Sistema Globalmente Armonizado de Clasificación y Etiquetado de Productos Quimicos

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15 Apr 1953, as United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, by resolution 468G (XV) of United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Current title adopted, 2001, on reconfiguration of the Committee and its sub-committees in accordance with ECOSOC Resolution 1999/65.


Make recommendations to governments and to intergovernmental organizations on ensuring safe and environmentally sound conditions of transport of dangerous goods and on facilitating trade in such goods, through uniform legislation applicable to the various modes of transport worldwide; make available a globally harmonized system for classification and labelling of chemicals for worldwide use and application in all sectors and keep it up to date.

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Relations with 22 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 49 non-governmental organizations.
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  • Fundamental Sciences
    • Chemicals
  • Information
    • Expertise
  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Communications
  • Commerce
    • Trade
    • Merchandise
  • Societal Problems
    • Hazards
  • Research, Standards
    • Quality Unification
    • Signs and Labels
  • Law
    • Law
  • Informatics, Classification
    • Classification
  • Cybernetics
    • Systems
  • Environment
    • Environment
  • International Relations
    • United Nations

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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29. Jul 2019
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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