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Main Milestones
The Ocean Conference
Addis Ababa Action Agenda
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Paris Agreement
SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO +20: the Future We Want
Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation: MSI+5
BPOA+10: Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
World Summit on Sustainable (WSSD) Rio+10: Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)+5
UNGASS -19: Earth Summit +5
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)
Start of CSD
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Agenda 21
Our Common Future
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
Creation of UNEP
Chemicals and Waste Management for Sustainable Development
UNDP, 2015
Many have often considered the earth an inexhaustible source of food, water and natural resources, while they mindlessly continue to pollute its atmosphere, waters and soil. However – as a wise person once said – we humans cannot live without the earth’s resources, while the earth can get along quite nicely without us. Helping rid the world of hazardous chemicals is therefore a key step to helping maintain earth’s atmosphere and its ecosystems.

All projects implemented by UNDP in POPs and covered in this report are funded by the GEF under its Strategic Plan for Chemicals and Waste. We also have a few activities in chemicals mainstreaming funded by SAICM QSP and some bilateral programmes. All reflect the objectives of the Stockholm Convention and its Secretariat. UNDP supports 84 countries implement POPs-related projects amounting to US$156 million in GEF grants and US$392 million in co-financing.

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