Programme spécial

Goal of the Special Programme

The Special 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

Special Programme Projects Database

The Special Programme has successfully processed two rounds of applications since its inception in 2015. The programme is currently funding projects from 24 countries. Explore the projects through our Projects Database or through the map below.

Special Programme Executive Board

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 DTIE and became operational in September 2015. The activities of the Executive Board and information on their upcoming meetings is available here.


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Agricultural and industrial workers are often part of the informal labour market and work in substandard conditions. These workers tend to be put at severe risk of acute poisoning and chronic illness from exposure to…

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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