Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS)

Forum intergouvernemental sur la sécurité chimique
Foro Intergubernamental sobre Seguridad Quimica

Search Open Yearbook

This information is part of the Open Yearbook, a free service of UIA's subscription-based Yearbook of International Organizations (YBIO). It includes profiles of non-profit organizations working worldwide in all fields of activity. The information contained in the profiles and search functionality of this free service are limited.

The full-featured Yearbook of International Organizations (YBIO) includes over 70,000 organization profiles, additional information in the profiles, sophisticated search functionality and data export. For more information about YBIO, please click here or contact us.

The UIA is a leading provider of information about international non-profit organizations. The aim of the Open Yearbook is to promote the activities of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs).


25-29 Apr 1994, Stockholm (Sweden), at International Conference on Chemical Safety, the first Forum, when 114 countries were represented, as were United Nations bodies, specialized agencies and other intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations. Concept first put forward, June 1992, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), at United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) and developed by International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS). Due to insufficient funds, suspended for the foreseeable future since 2009.


Provide an inclusive forum for discussing issues of common interest and also new and emerging issues in the area of sound management of chemicals; contribute to the implementation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the work of other chemicals-related international organizations and institutions.

Available with paid subscription only.


Provides policy guidance, identifies priorities and develops strategies, emphasizing regional and subregional cooperation, for the implementation of Chapter 19 on chemicals of the Global Action Plan for Environment and Development in the 21st Century (Agenda 21), notably the following: A. Expanding and accelerating international assessment of chemical risks; B. Harmonization of classification and labelling of chemicals; C. Information exchange on toxic chemicals and chemical risks; D. Establishment of risk reduction programmes; E. Strengthening of national capabilities and capacities for management of chemicals; F. Prevention of illegal traffic in toxic and dangerous products. Resolution 'Priorities for Action' beyond 2000 and 'Bahia Declaration' adopted at third session of the Forum, Oct 2000. Co-convened with UNEP and Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC) the process to further develop a strategic approach to international chemicals management (SAICM) that culminated in the International Conference on Chemicals Management which adopted the 'Dubai Declaration on International Chemicals Management and the Overarching Policy Strategy' and recommended the use and further development of the Global Plan of Action as a working tool and guidance document. Together these three documents constitute the SAICM.


Available with paid subscription only.


Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish.


Available with paid subscription only.


Available with paid subscription only.

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 18 inter-governmental organizations.
More detailed data available with paid subscription.

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 17 non-governmental organizations.
More detailed data available with paid subscription.


Available with paid subscription only.

Information Services

Available with paid subscription only.


Members in 211 countries
More detailed data available with paid subscription.

Type I Classification

Available with paid subscription only.

Type II Classification

Available with paid subscription only.

Subjects *

  • Fundamental Sciences
    • Chemicals
  • Societal Problems
    • Safety
  • Health Care
    • WHO Bodies
  • Government
    • Intergovernmental

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



Last News Received

2. Oct 2009
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

You are viewing an organization profile from the Yearbook of International Organizations Online.
← return to your search page to find additional profiles.
Terms of Use

UIA allows users to access and make use of the information contained in its Databases for the user’s internal use and evaluation purposes only. A user may not re-package, compile, re-distribute or re-use any or all of the UIA Databases or the data* contained therein without prior permission from the UIA.

Data from database resources may not be extracted or downloaded in bulk using automated scripts or other external software tools not provided within the database resources themselves. If your research project or use of a database resource will involve the extraction of large amounts of text or data from a database resource, please contact us for a customized solution.

UIA reserves the right to block access for abusive use of the Database.

* Data shall mean any data and information available in the Database including but not limited to: raw data, numbers, images, names and contact information, logos, text, keywords, and links.