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Areas of activities

The main areas of activities for advice, training and other activities of Eco Conseil are:

-  Integrated development: linking the physical environment to broader development goals, such as poverty reduction and millennium development goals (MDG's)

  • The UN agreement of early 2006 on SAICM: Strategic Approach to Sound Chemicals Management
  • Integrated approaches at national level of all problems related to sound management of chemicals, in trade, sale, professional and other use, waste. This for both industrial chemicals and pesticides. 
  • Linking the approach to chemical safety to other aspects of poverty reduction and sustainable development 
  • Establishing priorities at national level in sounc management of chemicals

International Environmental Agreements

  • The UN Stockholm Convention , adopted in 2001, entered into force in 2004, about the worldwide ban of a limited number of very dangerous substances
  • The UN Rotterdam Convention, adopted in 1998 and enetred into force in 2004, about prior informed consent in international trade of certain dangerous chemicals
  • The UN verdrag van Basel Convention about export of hazardous waste
  • The UN-ECOSOC agreement of 2002 about the GHS, the Globally Harmonised System for classification and labelling of chemical substances

EU directives and Regulations 

  • De EU Regulation on REACH (registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals), adopted december 2006

-   Human Rights and Development 

  • facilitate and chair national and international workshops and meetings