Technical assistance

In line with the mandate set out in paragraph 1 of Article 12 of the Stockholm Convention, the Secretariat provides technical assistance to Parties in order to assist them in building their capacity to fulfil their obligations in protecting human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants, including DDT.

Decision SC-9/14 on technical assistance, adopted by the Conference of the Parties (COP) in May 2019, requested the Secretariat, subject to the availability of resources, to continue to implement the technical assistance plan for the period 2018-2021 in cooperation with relevant actors.

The Secretariat provides technical assistance for the environmentally sound management of DDT and for reducing reliance on DDT for disease vector control, finding alternatives, and ultimately eliminating the use of DDT. Strengthening of in-country decision-making on Integrated Vector Management (IVM) and its effective implementation are key elements of the sustainable solution for reducing reliance on DDT for disease vector control. Sound life-cycle management of DDT within the broader IVM approach builds the foundation for countries to meet the Convention’s objectives.

Workshops and webinars

  • Workshops
  • Webinars