Guidance on chemicals control contributing to national progress and safety

06 June 2019

To assist governments towards establishing or improving their chemicals control, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) has developed a publica­tion series on chemicals control.

These new documents complement the 2015 UN Environ­ment Guidance on the Development of Legal and Institu­tional Infrastructures and Measures for Recovering Costs of National Administration (LIRA Guidance). The publica­tions aim to support decision makers in their efforts to establish legal frameworks for chemicals control and the work of government officials involved in building govern­ment capacity for chemicals control.

A Brochure on Chemicals controls contributing to national progress and safety

The UN Environment series of documents is composed of:

 An information document on the Benefits of Chemicals Control (Eng, FrSpwhich:

  • Presents the case for chemicals control legislation
  • Introduces the multiple benefits achieved through chemicals control

And three Guidance on Chemicals Control to assist governments to establish a functioning chemicals control system from different perspectives:

National Authority for Chemicals Control: Structure and Funding (Eng, FrSp)

  • Basic authority functions during implementation of chemicals control
  • Staff expertise needed for implementation of chemicals legislation
  • Budget for the administrative framework for chemicals control
  • Funding for the necessary institutional capacity

Risk Reduction Tools for Chemicals Control (Eng, FrSp

  • Suggestions on what chemicals to prioritize for cost-efficient risk reduction
  • Guidance on the main risk reduction tools
  • Assistance in choosing appropriate risk reduction tools

Enforcement of Chemicals Control Legislation (Eng, FrSp)

  • How to efficiently enforce legislation
  • Core concepts of enforcement
  • Methods for inspections

Brochure on Chemicals controls contributing to national progress and safety