Technical Coordinating Group(s)

At the technical level, specific coordinating groups are established from time to time and when necessary. These groups provide a means for all interested bodies working in the respective areas to consult with each other on programme plans and activities, and to discuss ways and means of ensuring that the activities are mutually supportive. They are periodically reviewed and are discontinued when their work is done. Past examples include: POPs, the GHS, and assessment of industrial chemicals.

Membership of the Coordinating Groups is not necessarily limited to intergovernmental bodies, but may involve nongovernmental organizations and appropriate national institutions.

The IOCC has adopted Standard Operating Procedures [PDF 79KB] for the IOMC Coordinating Groups.

Currently, there are no IOMC Coordinating Groups in operation.