The Special Programme, also known as the Chemicals and Waste Management Programme, provides support to developing countries and countries with economies in transition to strengthen and enhance their institutional capacity for chemicals and wastes management with the view to facilitating implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, the Minamata Convention and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) at the national level... read more
The Special Programme has successfully processed two rounds of applications since its inception in 2015. The programme is currently funding projects from 42 countries. Explore the projects through our Projects Database or through the map below.
The Executive Board is the decision making body and oversees the Special Programme with the support of the secretariat of the Special Programme which is hosted within UN Environment's Chemicals and Health Branch in the Economy Division and became operational in September 2015. The activities of the Executive Board and information on their upcoming meetings is available here.