Africa review report on chemicals : executive summary
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Under Agenda 21 of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, 1992), African countries committed themselves to implement 11 priority action points in order to achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals on the continent. The commitment was further reinforced by resolutions made at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in its Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Progress towards realization of these aims and objectives was reviewed as part of the 2010-2011 cycle of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD). This report assesses the status of environmentally sound management of chemicals in Africa against these international commitments. This Africa Review Report on Chemicals was prepared as background document to the Africa Regional Implementation Meeting (RIM) in preparation for CSD-18 which deliberated on the thematic cluster of issues consisting of chemicals, waste management, transport, mining and sustainable consumption and production (SCP) including a ten-year Framework of Programs on SCP.
Citation“United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa (2009). Africa review report on chemicals : executive summary. Addis Ababa :. © UN.ECA,. http://hdl.handle.net/10855/18734”
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