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UNEP Fact File

August 18, 2008 | Alex Scott

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP; Nairobi) is a nongovernment organization with activities that include coordinating programs to curb toxic or hazardous chemical releases. UNEP is funded by many national governments. UNEP’s programs include: the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal; the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent; and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). Another program, the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)...

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