List of United Nations Offices and Specialized Agencies, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Global Environment Facility for the purpose of inviting observers to meetings of the Conference of Parties in accordance with decision SC-2/16 paragraph 5.
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List of Inter-Governmental Organizations for the purpose of inviting observers to meetings of the Conference of Parties in accordance with decision SC-2/16 paragraph 6.
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Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
IOMC serves as a coordinating mechanism facilitating action by its participating organizations (FAO, ILO, OECD, UNITAR, UNIDO, UNEP and WHO) on the issues related to the Convention and identifying potential needs, and also areas in which those organizations can be of assistance. For more information please visit http://www.who.int/iomc/groups/pop/en/
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
FAO a major player in the pesticide issue offers numerous opportunities to collaborate in implementing different aspects of the Convention. Africa Stockpile project, for example is one of the very important undertaking of the FAO in this direction. For more information please visit http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPP/Pesticid/Disposal/en/103115/103122/index.html
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Memorandum of understanding between the Conference of the Parties and the Council of the GEF recognized it as the principal entity entrusted with the operations of the financial mechanism of the Convention. Guidance to financial mechanism has been provided by each subsequent COP meetings. For more information please visit http://www.gefweb.org
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
As an implementing agency to GEF, UNDP is involved in the POPs enabling activities projects, i.e., essentially in developing the national implementation plans for several countries. Besides it is also involved in implementing medium and full sized projects from GEF on the POPs. In addition being local UN agency, it offers tremendous opportunities for advancing the partnership in this area. For more information please visit http://www.undp.org/gef/05/portfolio/chemicals.html
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
UNIDO has played very important role in the POPs enabling activities project by helping large number of Parties to develop their national implementation plans. UNIDO is also involved in developing post NIP projects. For more information please visit http://www.unido.org/pops
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
UNITAR is involved in capacity building to the developing and EIT country Parties particularly in the development of Action Plans while formulating their national implementation plans. Currently UNITAR is preparing guidance on calculating action plan cost including total and incremental costs and action plan for specific POPs etc.
For more information please visit http://www.unitar.org/cwm/pops
The World Bank is engaged in ongoing work on POPs aiming to assist our client countries to protect human health and the environment from POPs throughout the globe. As an implementing agency to the GEF, it has been involved in POPs enabling activities projects, e.g., the development of national implementation plans. For more information please visit http://web.worldbank.org/pops
World Health Organization (WHO)
Several partnership activities have been held together with WHO particularly in the environmental health and health risk assessment activities. Currently the Secretariat in collaboration with WHO and other interested parties is engaged in developing a business plan for promoting global partnership on the development and deployment of alternative products, methods and strategies to DDT for disease vector control. For more information please visit