INTER-ORGANIZATION PROGRAMME FOR THE SOUND MANAGEMENT OF CHEMICALS
A cooperative agreement among UNEP, ILO, FAO, WHO, UNIDO, UNITAR and OECD
International Clearing House for Major Chemical Incidents - A WHO Collaborating Centre
UNIVERSITY OF WALES
University of Wales
College of Medicine
The International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS), established in 1980, is a joint venture of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the World Health Organization (WHO). The overall objectives of the IPCS are to establish the scientific basis for assessing risk to human health and the environment from exposure to chemicals, through international peer-review processes, as a prerequisite for the promotion of chemical safety, and to provide technical assistance in strengthening national capacities for the sound management of chemicals.
The Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC), was established in 1995 by UNEP, ILO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, WHO, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (Participating Organizations), following recommendations made by the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development to strengthen cooperation and increase co-ordination in the field of chemical safety. The purpose of the IOMC is to promote co-ordination of the policies and activities pursued by the Participating Organizations, jointly or separately, to achieve the sound management of chemicals in relation to human health and the environment.
WHO Collaborating Centre for an International Clearing House for Major Chemical incidents
Director: Professor Gary Coleman, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK
Associate Directors: Professor Stephen Palmer, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK Professor Phillip Routledge, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
First published in 1999 by WHO Collaborating Centre for an International Clearing House for Major Chemical Incidents.
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