IOMC Publications

The IOMC develops documents on issues of common interest to stakeholders working in chemical management. In particular, the IOMC has issued documents of direct relevance to SAICM. They are prepared in a cooperative manner with input from all IOMC organizations and other stakeholders.

The following documents are available:

This IOMC source guide for SAICM implementation lists materials available from IOMC organizations on chemicals management.

This guidance document aims to assist countries in preparing a national SAICM capacity assessment. The target audience for the document includes government ministries and agencies, working together with stakeholder groups such as industry, labour organizations, environmental and health NGOs, research and academia, etc., that have an interest and stake in chemicals management and SAICM implementation.

The IOMC strategy was developed as a contribution to the second session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM2) in May 2009. Periodic updates are expected. The objective of the IOMC strategy is to assist countries in strengthening their national chemicals management capacities in order to effectively implement SAICM and achieve the 2020 goal for sound chemicals management. The strategy benefits individuals (e.g. resource users, owners, consumers, community and political leaders, private and public-sector managers and experts), institutions, and national organizations.

This guide points to GHS resources and tools available within IOMC organizations and UN-ECE

This IOMC document, prepared in 2008, summarises the activities related to nanotechnologies of the IOMC organizations.

This Guidance was developed by UNITAR and the SAICM Secretariat in cooperation with IOMC organizations. This new guidance will assist with the development of SAICM implementation plans at the national, regional, and organisational levels. It outlines a range of possible activities and provides practical suggestions for taking concrete action towards developing and implementing a SAICM implementation plan. General suggestions, which may apply to national, regional and organisational implementation plans, include: establishment of a coordination mechanism and organisational considerations; assessment of infrastructure and capacity; development of action plans, and implementation issues.