Children's environmental health

From theory to action: Implementing the WSSD Global Initiative on children's environmental health indicators

ISBN 92 4 159188 9


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This White Paper provides the basis for putting the Global Initiative on Children's Environmental Health Indicators (CEHI), launched at the World Summit on Sustainable Development, into practice. This roadmap outlines the operational and technical processes for implementing the development, collection and reporting of indicators at the regional and country level.

We would like to thank all partners for their insightful comments and suggestions to improve this publication and welcome their participation at all stages of the project, from planning through implementation and evaluation. We also extend our gratitude to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) for their continued financial support of CEHI.

Partners of the Global Initiative
on Children’s Environmental Health Indicators

South Africa
United States of America

Intergovernmental Organizations
Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America (CEC)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
World Health Organization (WHO)

Non-governmental Organizations
International Network on Children's Health
Environment and Safety (INCHES)
International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE)
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)

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