CIEN Links




Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of links regarding chemicals management. We've tried to list some of the most useful sites.

Environmental Agreements


The Stockholm Convention

The Stockholm Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
http://www.pops.int


The Basel Convention

The Basel Convention is a global treaty for "environmentally sound management" (ESM), the aim of which is to protect human health and the environment by minimizing hazardous waste production whenever possible.
http://www.basel.int/


The Rotterdam Convention

The Rotterdam Convention made it legally binding for exporters to obtain the prior informed consent (PIC) of importers before proceeding with the trade of hazardous substances.
http://www.pic.int/


Multilateral Organizations


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

Inter-organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC) was established in 1995 to serve as a mechanism for coordinating efforts of intergovernmental organizations in the assessment and management of chemicals.
http://www.who.int/iomc/index.html


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is an agency committed to raising level of nutrition and standard of living, to improve agriculture productivity, and to better the condition of the rural populations.
http://www.fao.org


The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) helps developing countries and countries with economies in transition mobilize knowledge, skills, information and technology to promote productive employment, a competitive economy and a sound environment.
http://www.unido.org/


The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) conducts training in international affairs management and capacity building in economic and social development.
http://www.unitar.org/

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) involves 30 countries working together to develop and co-ordinate chemical and pesticide related activities on an international basis.
http://www.oecd.org/ehs/


Regional Organisations


Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS)

Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in fields such as industry, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, social and cultural issues.
http://www.ecowas.int


Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Southern African Development Community (SADC) work towards a high degree of harmonization and rationalization of resources in order to achieve collective self-reliance that improves living standards of the people in the region.
http://www.sadc.int


Multilateral Organizations (Spanish Sites)


Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE)

Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) or Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center is a regional center dedicated to research and graduate education in agriculture and the management, conservation and sustainable use of natural resources


Organización Panamerican de la Salud or Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Organización Panamerican de la Salud or Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) provides complete information about health topics of interest in the Americas.
http://www.paho.org/default.htm


Comisión Centroamericano de Ambiente y Desarrollo (CCAD)

http://www.ccad.ws/


Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria or International Regional Organization for Plant and Animal Health (OIRSA)

Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria or International Regional Organization for Plant and Animal Health (OIRSA) arrange actions for the prevention, control and eradication of plagues and diseases of socioeconomic impact.
http://ns1.oirsa.org.sv/


Unidad Regional de Asistencia Tecnica (RUTA)

Unidad Regional de Asistencia Tecnica (RUTA) provide technical assistance in Central America and contribute to sustainable development in reducing rural poverty by strengthening national and regional capacities.
http://www.ruta.org/


National Organizations


Servicio de Información Agropecuaria del Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería del Ecuador (Proyecto SICA)

http://www.sica.gov.ec/


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH is a German government aid agency that works to improve the living conditions and perspectives of people in developing and transition countries.
http://www.gtz.de/english/


Universities


Zamorano

Zamorano is a Pan American nonprofit center for higher education that prepares leaders in sustainable agriculture, agroeconomics, agroindustries, management of natural resources, and rural development.
http://www.zamorano.edu


Universidad EARTH

Universidad EARTH is a private, international, non-profit university offering an education in agricultural sciences and natural resources in order to contribute to sustainable development in the tropics.
http://www.earth.ac.cr/


Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica

http://www.una.ac.cr/


Chemical Forums


Information Exchange Network on Capacity Building for the Sound Management of Chemicals (INFOCAP)

Information Exchange Network on Capacity Building for the Sound Management of Chemicals (INFOCAP) is developed by IFCS to facilitate the exchange and public accessibility of information and experiences that are relevant to capacity building projects for the sound management of chemicals.
http://www.who.int/ifcs/infocap/index.htm


International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) Forums

International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) Forums facilitate discussion among global and regional experts on the benefits and challenges of environmental enforcement relating to: Hazardous Waste, Environmental Indicators, Inspectors, Public Access to Information, Ozone, Pesticides, and Wildlife
http://www.inece.org/forums.html
http://www.inece.org/forumspesticides.html


The International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS

The International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS), established in 1980, is a joint programme of three Cooperating Organizations - ILO, UNEP and WHO, implementing activities related to chemical safety. WHO is the Executing Agency of the IPCS, whose main roles are to establish the scientific basis for safe use of chemicals, and to strengthen national capabilities and capacities for chemical safety.
http://www.who.int/pcs/index.htm


Occupational and Environmental Medicine Internet- Mail List

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Internet- Mail List is a forum for clinicians and public health professionals to exhange information.
http://dmi-www.mc.duke.edu/oem/occ-env-.htm


Chemical Forums (French Sites)


Environmental Information Circulation and Monitoring System on the Internet (SISEI)

Environmental Information Circulation and Monitoring System on the Internet (SISEI) is a capacity building programme for the implementation of environmental information management tools to assist in implementing legal instruments relating to the environment in Africa and is based on new information and communication technologies.


Le réseau ISYS Phytosanitaire

Le réseau ISYS Phytosanitaire is where researchers, service officials, market managers, and users share experience on the control of the pesticides.


Chemical Forums (Spanish Sites)


Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Toxicología (RETOXLAC)

Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Toxicología (RETOXLAC) is a regional and international forum of debate and information disseminated in Spanish on Toxicology. This forum is open to the participation of all the toxicologists and professionals from very diverse backgrounds (Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering, etc.).
http://www.cepis.ops-oms.org/eswww/toxicolo/retoxlac/retoxlac.html