Policy and Strategy Documents
Freshwater Strategy 2017-2021
United Nations Environment Programme

This document describes UN Environment’s five-year Freshwater Strategy from 2017 to 2021. As a living document, it is intended to guide work related to freshwater across UN Environment’s divisions, sub-programmes and regional offices, as well as interactions with governments and partners at national, regional and global levels. The Freshwater Strategy supports the implementation of UN Environment’s Medium-Term Strategy and Programme of Work adopted by universal United Nations (UN) membership through the UN Environment Assembly. Coming at a critical time for freshwater in general, and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in particular, this strategy aims to unlock the potential of integrated collaboration and spur leadership on freshwater issues globally.


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2017
Manuals and Guides, Policy and Strategy Documents
Developing a National Action Plan to Reduce and, Where Feasible, Eliminate Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining - Guidance Document
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Mercury Partnership

This document represents an expansion of this original guidance document and is intended to reflect the language of the
Convention and other advances in understanding of the ASGM sector. It is intended to provide guidance to countries in
formulating ASGM National Action Plans (NAPs) that are compliant with the requirements of the Minamata Convention.
The document also provides technical, legal and policy information on issues related to ASGM, which may be useful
when preparing and implementing the NAP. This guidance is indicative – the use of this document is not mandatory or
a requirement under the Convention.
The mandate for the development of this document comes from the Final Act of the Minamata Convention, which
called on the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Mercury (INC) to support the development of guidance to
countries in preparing their NAPs.


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Policy and Strategy Documents
Shades of Green: An Introduction to the Green Economy for Parliamentarians - Issues Brief February 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

In line with the partnership between UN Environment and the IPU, this issue brief aims to provide parliamentarians with a basic understanding of the green economy and of the policies required to transition toward it.


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2019
Policy and Strategy Documents
The Strategy for the Development of the Caribbean Environment Programme - CEP Technical Report 05
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

The strategy for the development of the Caribbean Environment Programme responds to the request of the Fourth Intergovernmental and First Contracting Parties Meeting convened in Guadeloupe in October 1987. It has been prepared following an intensive review of the most serious environmental problems affecting the region's marine and coastal resources (Regional Overview of Environmental Problems and Priorities Affecting the Coastal and Marine Resources of the Wider Caribbean). It is also responsive to the findings of the in-depth evaluation of the Programme (The Action Plan for the Caribbean Environment Programme: Evaluation of its Development and Achievements [1976-1987]).


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Reports and Books, Policy and Strategy Documents
Cadre opérationnel : Alliance mondiale pour l'élimination des peintures au plomb
United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization

Le plomb est un métal toxique dont l’usage largement répandu entraîne une contamination de l’environnement et d’importants problèmes de santé publique dans de nombreuses régions du monde. Le plomb peut avoir des effets toxiques graves et permanents sur la santé des enfants. Bien que ceux‐ci en soient les principales victimes, le plomb nuit également à la santé des adultes, notamment celle des travailleurs exposés. Il n’existe aucun niveau d’exposition au plomb qui puisse être considéré comme « sans risque ».


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Reports and Books, Policy and Strategy Documents
Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint: Business Plan
United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization

This Business Plan for the work of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint has been developed in response to resolution II/4/B adopted by the second session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) in 2009. It provides a road map describing the strategies, milestones and means of achieving the goals and overall objective of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (‘the Global Alliance’).


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