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
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
MTS
Proposed programme of work and budget for the biennium 2018‒2019: Report of the Executive Director
United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme

The present report sets out the proposed programme of work and budget for the biennium 2018–2019, reflecting the outcome of consultations with the Committee of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations Environment Programme. Without prejudice to further work that might be undertaken by the Committee of Permanent Representatives on this matter, the proposed programme of work and budget are being submitted to the United Nations Environment Assembly for its consideration.


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2016
Infographics
Lead: Did you know? - Part 2 [Infographic]
United Nations Environment Programme

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


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2016
Monograph
Sanitation, wastewater management and sustainability: From waste disposal to resource recovery
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

This book distils some of the latest thinking and experiences on how to make sanitation and wastewater management more sustainable and on how they can contribute to broader societal sustainability. In particular, it focuses on the idea of sanitation and wastewater management as resource management functions: as ways of keeping valuable resources available for productive uses that support human wellbeing and broader sustainability.


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2016
Monograph
Radiation: Effects and sources
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is based on the major scientific reports of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) published in the last 25 years and aims to expand public knowledge on levels of exposure to ionizing radiation and possible associated effects. This publication does not set, or even recommend, radiation safety standards, rather, it provides information on basic science related to radiation (origin, quantities and units), on radiation effects (on humans and the environment) and on radiation sources (natural and artificial). Helping the public understand what radiation is and how it affects life on this planet lies within the core mandate of UNEP.


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2016
Infographics
Lead: Who is at risk? [Iinfographic]
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
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