International Programme on Chemical Safety

WHA 69.4 DRAFT Chemicals Road Map

In May 2016, the 69th World Health Assembly adopted Resolution 69.4 entitled “The role of the health sector in the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management towards the 2020 goal and beyond”. The resolution requests the WHO Secretariat to develop, in consultation with Member States and other relevant stakeholders, a road map outlining concrete actions to enhance health sector engagement towards meeting the 2020 goal and contributing to relevant targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Accordingly, a draft road map was prepared by the Secretariat and an electronic consultation was held from August 9 to September 16. The comments received were taken into account in creating a revised draft for discussion at the 140th Executive Board Meeting available at

*Updated with a New Format* - January 12, 2017
Please note that the text is the same as the previous version (posted on November 15, 2016).


The resolution can be accessed at the link below:

For more detailed background information on the road map, please refer to EB140/33 The role of the health sector in the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management towards the 2020 goal and beyond available at