Tagged on: Harmful substances

Organogram
UN Environment Organigramme - January 2017
United Nations Environment Programme
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2017
Factsheets
Ensuring the sound management of chemicals and wastes
United Nations Environment Programme

Chemicals and waste are integral to our everyday life, but they also have major impacts on the environment and human health. As the world’s population approaches 8 billion, the sound management of chemicals and waste is becoming ever more important.


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2016
MTS
UNEP Medium Term Strategy 2018-2021
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The medium-term strategy (MTS) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) sets out an analysis of the significant environmental challenges that the world will face in the coming years. Within this framework, the MTS for the period 2018 - 2021 is informed by relevant resolutions and decisions of the United Nations Environment Assembly, the General Assembly and the UNEP Governing Council, and by the strategies and plans of multilateral environmental agreements and other internationally agreed environmental goals.


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2016
Infographics
Lead: Did you know? - Part 1 [Infographic]
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Lead is a widely used metal that is harmful to human health and the environment


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2016
GEO
GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional assessment for Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

T he sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) Regional Assessment for Asia and the Pacific paints a comprehensive picture of the environmental factors contributing to human health and well-being at the regional level. Backed by a large body of recent, credible scientific evidence, regional-wide consultations and a robust intergovernmental process, the assessment demonstrates economic growth and improved access to basic services in the region. It also highlights the complexity of the interlinked environmental, social and economic challenges now confronting decision makers.


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2016
Infographics
Lead: How are children exposed to lead? [Infographic]
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Lead is a widely used metal that is harmful to human health and the environment


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2016
Infographics
Lead [Infographic]
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Lead is a widely used metal that is harmful to human health and the environment


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2016
Infographics
Lead: What can you do? [Infographic]
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Lead is a widely used metal that is harmful to human health and the environment


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2016
Programme performance report
UNEP Programme Performance Report 2016
United Nations Environment Programme

UN Environment this year commemorates 45 years of its existence with a track record in leading efforts to protect our environment. Established in December 1972 as a follow up to the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, UN Environment further strengthened its strategic leadership in 2016, exercising its role as a global authority on the environment. It implemented its Medium Term Strategy and Programme of Work, strengthening
its partnership with governments, local authorities, the UN system, the scientific community, business, investors, and civil society. No stakeholder was left behind in the joint effort to address the challenges of sustainability and resilience.


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2016
Technical Report
Marine plasctic debris and microplastics:Global lessons and research to inspire action and guide policy change
United Nations Environment Programme

Plastic litter in the ocean can be considered a ‘common concern of humankind’. This study summarizes the state of our knowledge on sources, fate and effect of marine plastics debris and microplastics, and describes approaches and potential solutions to address this multifaceted issue. The study is divided into four main sections: Background, Evidence Base, Taking Action, and Conclusions and Key Research Needs.


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2016