Safety and effectiveness
Management of public health pesticides
In March 2007, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and WHO signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in a joint programme for the sound management of pesticides.
The International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides (Code of Conduct), originally adopted in 1985 by the FAO Conference and revised in 2002 promotes sound pesticide management practices that minimize potential health and environmental risks. The code of Conduct describes the shared responsibility of many segments of society, including governments, industry, trade and international institutions and provides a framework for management of all pesticides including those intended for use in agriculture and in public health. The Joint Programme provides unified, coordinated and consistent advice and support to the Member States and to other stakeholders on sound management practices.
Reports of the previous WHOPES Working Group meetings