Programme spécial

The Special Programme provides support to developing countries and countries with economies in transition to enhance their institutional capacity for chemicals and wastes management.

Specifically, the programme aims to support institutional strengthening at the national level for implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, the Minamata Convention and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). Through this funding, beneficiary countries are better able to develop, adopt, monitor and enforce policy, legislation and regulation and to gain access to financial and other resources for the sound management of chemicals and wastes.

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En quoi consiste le programme spécial ?

L'ensemble des activités financées par le Programme spécial comprend :

  • Identifying national institutional capacity weaknesses, gaps and needs
  • Strengthening institutional capacity to plan, develop, undertake and monitor policies, strategies and national programmes
  • Strengthening institutional capacity to improve progress reporting
  • Promoting an enabling environment to foster the ratification of the MEAs
  • Enabling the design and operation of dedicated institutional structures
  • Funding sound management of chemicals and waste projects


Le Programme spécial est alimenté par les généreuses contributions volontaires des pays donateurs.


The 2nd call for applications is now closed. Prospective applicants should consult the application guidelines for further information.


Secrétariat du ProgrammeSpécial,
ONU Environnement, division de l'économie,
Service des produits chimiques et de la santé,
11-13 Chemin des Anémones, CH-1219 Châtelaine, Genève, Suisse