Manuals, Guides and Toolkits, Reports and Books
Procedure for Air Monitoring using Active Air Samplers (HVS)
United Nations Environment Programme

“Sampling methods for air and QA/QC procedures should, as far as possible, be adopted from existing air monitoring programmes1 for POPs, but they will need to be adapted to and validated for the specific conditions, concentration levels and temperature at the sampling sites.” This document therefore comprises, as a contribution to the capacity building efforts under the Global Monitoring Plan under the Stockholm Convention by the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in the Czech Republic, a description of the operation procedure and methodology for sampling of ambient air by active sampler as a first attempt to bring key steps into one document. As there are several monitoring programmes, each of them using different type of active sampler, we are hereby describing a case study example of the device Leckel MVS-6 (middle volume sampler) used in the sampling sites in Africa.


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2018
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Procedure for the Analysis of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Environmental and Human Matrices to Implement the Global Monitoring Plan under the Stockholm Convention Protocol 1: The Analysis of Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid (PFOS) in Water and Perfluorooctane Sulfonamide (FOSA) in Mothers’ Milk, Human Serum and Air, and the Analysis of Some Perfluorooctane Sulfonamides (FOSAS) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonamido Ethanols (FOSES) in Air
United Nations Environment Programme
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2015
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Procedure for the Analysis of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Environmental and Human Matrices to Implement the Global Monitoring Plan under the Stockholm Convention Protocol 3: Protocol for the Analysis of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) in Human Milk, Air and Human Serum
United Nations Environment Programme

The Global Monitoring Plan of the Stockholm Convention sets a framework for the analysis of
persistent organic pollutants (POPs); therein, the congeners recommended for analysis in the core
matrices are listed (see chapter 2 of the “Guidance on the global monitoring plan for persistent
organic pollutants”, UNEP 2013). A protocol is needed to ensure that these compounds are always
analysed correctly in various laboratories and in the same way. This procedure covers polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).
The present protocol describes the method for sample preparation, extraction, purification and analysis of eight PBDE that are recommended for analysis (see Table 1) in human milk, human serum and air according to the GMP.


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2014
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Financing the Climate Co-Benefits of the HCFC Phase-out: A Guide for Low Volume Consuming Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This document provides guidance for Ozone Officers in low volume HCFC consuming countries (LVCs) to help them understand how to seek financing outside of the Montreal Protocol’s Multilateral Fund to achieve the climate co-benefits indicated in their national
HCFC Phase-out Management Plans (HPMPs).


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2014
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Procedure for the Analysis of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Environmental and Human Matrices to Implement the Global Monitoring Plan under the Stockholm Convention Protocol 2: Protocol for the Analysis of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) and Organochlorine Pesticides (OCP) in Human Milk, Air and Human Serum
United Nations Environment Programme

The Global Monitoring Plan of the Stockholm Convention sets a framework for the analysis of
persistent organic pollutants (POPs); therein, the congeners recommended for analysis in the core
matrices are listed (see chapter 2 of the “Guidance on the global monitoring plan for persistent
organic pollutants”, UNEP 2013). A protocol is needed to ensure that these compounds are always
analysed correctly in various laboratories and in the same way.
This procedure covers polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and organochlorine pesticides (OCP). The
present protocol describes the method for sample preparation, extraction, purification and analysis
of six indicator PCB and OCPs (see Table 1) in human milk, human serum and air.


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2014
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits
Training Manual for Customs and Enforcement Officers Third Edition: Saving the Ozone Layer: Phasing Out Ozone Depleting Substances in Developing Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

An essential tool in building the capacity of Customs Officers, The Training Manual for Customs Officers provides the necessary guidance and information to effectively monitor and facilitate the legal trade in ozone depleting substances and to combat their illegal trade. It presents information on the international policy context and an overview of the technical issues, including information on chemicals and products traded and how these may be smuggled.


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PFAS Analysis in Water for the Global Monitoring Plan of the Stockholm Convention: Set-up and Guidelines for Monitoring
United Nations Environment Programme

The aim of this guidance is to provide an overview of challenges regarding analysis of the per- and
polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS), focusing on PFOS in the water column and to set guidelines for
international monitoring programs under GMP of the Stockholm Convention.


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International Standards in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning: An Introduction to their Role in the Context of the HCFC Phase-out in Developing Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This guide is intended to provide an introduction to standards and how they can be useful in supporting the adoption of alternatives in the context of the HCFC phase-out in developing countries. It also includes an overview of existing standards related to HCFCs and their
alternatives, barriers to alternatives, the process of the adoption of international and regional standards at the national level, barriers to the adoption and how to overcome them.


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Procédure d'analyse des polluants organiques persistants (POP) dans des matrices environnementales et humaines afin de mettre en oeuvre le Plan mondial de suivi de la Convention de Stockholm Protocole 5: Protocole d’Analyse des polychlorodibenzo-paradioxines, des polychlorodibenzofurannes (PCDD/PCDF) et des polychlorobiphényles (PCB) de type dioxine (dl-PCB) dans l’air ambiant et les tissus humains
United Nations Environment Programme

Le Plan mondial de suivi de la Convention de Stockholm fournit un cadre d'analyse des polluants
organiques persistants (POP); les congénères dont l'analyse est recommandée dans les matrices de
base y sont répertoriés (cf. chapitre 2 du “Document d'orientation sur le Plan mondial de suivi sur les polluants organiques persistants”, PNUE 2013). Il convient mettre en place un protocole pour assurer que ces composés soient toujours analysés correctement, et de la même manière, dans les divers laboratoires.
Cette procédure comprend les polychlorodibenzo-para-dioxines, les polychlorodibenzofurannes
(PCDD/PCDF) et les polychlorobiphényles (PCB). Le présent protocole décrit la méthode de
préparation, d'extraction, de purification et d'analyse des échantillons de dix-sept PCDD/PCDF et de
douze dl-PCB dont l'analyse est recommandée (voir Tableau 1) dans le lait maternel, le sérum humain et l'air.


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Soil Protection: Directory of Institutions and Experts in the Mediterranean Region Volume 1
United Nations Environment Programme

The Mediterranean Action Plan is a specific form of multidisciplinary cooperation among Mediterranean countries in the research, monitoring, protection and enhancement of the Mediterranean environment through a rational use and development of its resources. Information contained in this second group of Directories (human settlements, soil protection and tourism) has been compiled with the cooperation and help of a large number of experts, a majority of Mediterranean National Focal Points, and the Coordinating Unit for the Mediterranean Action Plan.


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