• Overview

The UN Environment Assembly website provides online forms for governments, businesses and civil society organizations to register (submit) their voluntary commitments with UN Environment.

To support governments, businesses and civil society organizations in drafting your voluntary commitment to address lead paint, the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (Lead Paint Alliance) has developed suggested text for use in the forms. The text can be viewed in the sample PDF files below. The relevant text can be copied from the PDF file and pasted directly into the online forms, and then modified as needed. 

The forms are available in all UN languages, and may also be downloaded to be completed offline and sent to [email protected]

Links to the UN Environment voluntary commitment forms are provided online for: 

The UN Environment Assembly, the world's highest-level decision-making body on the environment, will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4-6 December 2017 in its third session (UNEA-3) for discussions focused on the overarching theme of pollution.  This meeting is a unique opportunity for the global community to show it is committed to the elimination of lead paint.

In anticipation of the UNEA3 meeting, UN Environment is inviting governments, private sector entities and civil society organizations to make tangible voluntary commitments to help end the pollution of our air, land, waterways, and oceans, and to safely manage our chemicals and waste. Voluntary commitments received by UN Environment prior to the Assembly will be included in a report to be published after the meeting, and may also be recognized during the Assembly.

This is a great near-term opportunity for governments to make a voluntary commitment to establish laws or regulations to eliminate lead paint to reduce risks to public health, the economy and the environment from lead.  Lead is a toxic metal and lead paint is an important global source of lead exposure for children due to ingestion of lead-contaminated dust from lead paint used in and around homes, schools and playgrounds.  Only about 34% of countries globally regulate lead in paint and more than 40 studies have shown that lead paints are still widely sold in low- and middle-income countries.

Sample commitment forms for governments, businesses and civil society organizations are available below. The text in these forms may be modified as desired and can be pasted into the voluntary commitment forms on the UNEA3 website.