Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

The goal of the WSSD GHS Partnership is to mobilize support and catalyze partnerships for coordinated activities at the global, regional and national levels to strengthen capacities in developing countries and countries in transition towards effective implementation of the GHS. In the medium and long-term, the Partnership is expected to lead to a decrease in environmental and human health related effects attributable to the use of hazardous chemicals. It thus makes a direct contribution to important objectives of sustainable development including protection of marginalized groups, protection of water supplies and drinking water, and poverty eradication.Specific objectives of the Partnership include mobilization of resources for:
* awareness raising, capacity assessment and GHS implementation at the regional level;
* awareness raising, capacity assessment and GHS implementation at the national level; and
* development of GHS guidance, training and resource material.

Implementation methodologies

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Government of Argentina
Government of Australia
Government of Brazil
Government of Canada
Government of Finland
Government of France
Government of Germany
Government of Japan
Government of Netherlands - The Netherlands
Government of New Zealand
Government of Senegal
Government of South Africa
Government of Sri Lanka
Government of Switzerland
Government of Thailand
Government of United States of America - Department of State
Government of Zambia

Major Groups:
Int'l Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine & General Workers Unions (ICEM) (Belgium)
Industrial Ecology Institute (Kenya)
University of Cape Town (South Africa)
WWF International (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Int'l Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) ()

UN System:
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) (Switzerland)
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) -Technical Focal Point (Switzerland)
Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) (Belgium)
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), (Italy)
International Labour Organization (ILO) (Switzerland)
World Health Organization (WHO) (Switzerland)
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) ()
Secretariat of the Basel Convention (UNEP-SBC), ()

Other intergovernmental organizations:
European Commission (European Community)
Org. for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) (France)
Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS) (Switzerland)

Industrial Ecology Institute (Kenya)
Chemical Hazards Communication Society (CHCS) (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (United States of America)

Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Resources devoted to implementation
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: 2008-12-01
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)

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