Participating Organizations


UNIDO

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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In June 2004, UNIDO was restructured with many of the IOMC-related activities in chemicals management incorporated into the mandate of the newly formed Multilateral Environmental Agreements Branch where UNIDO is involved in:- Cleaner production and clean technology, BAT and BEP, technical skills and knowledge, and capacity building to introduce or enhance the sound management of chemicals. Promoting safety, health and environmental protection through risk reduction studies and dissemination of information. Supporting regional efforts to research harmful chemicals preparations, evaluate and introduce environmentally sound chemicals and alternative formulations.

  • Establishment of a network of over 30 National Cleaner Production Centres and a supporting dedicated website; Development of policies and transfer of methodologies and technologies for the monitoring, treatment, recycling, and disposal of toxic and hazardous wastes; Establishment a regional network on safe pesticide production and information for the Asia and Pacific region (RENPAP).
  • Support for the GEF-financed enabling activities to prepare National Implementation Plans for the Stockholm Convention on POPs; Evaluation and promotion of Best Available Techniques and Best Environmental Practices and alternative materials thereby removing barriers to meeting convention obligations
  • Removal of 24,500 tones of ODS during 10 years of implementing Montreal Protocol objectives; Introduction of technologies and methodologies to prevent environmental release of toxic chemicals from various industry sectors such as textiles, leather tanning, small-scale mining; Evaluation and introduction of arsenic removal technologies for households and communities in South and South-east Asia

Contact information

Mr Heinz Leuenberger
Director
Energy and Cleaner Production Branch
Programme Development and Technical Cooperation Division
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Wagramer Str. 5
P.O. Box 300
A-1220 Vienna
Austria

TEL: +43 1 260 26 5611
FAX: +43 1 260 26 6855
E-MAIL: H.Leuenberger@unido.org

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Participating Organizations

  1. FAO
  2. ILO
  3. UNDP
  4. UNEP
  5. UNIDO
  6. UNITAR
  7. WHO
  8. OECD