The Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC
The Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC) was established in 1995 to strengthen cooperation and increase coordination in the field of chemical safety.
The IOMC is the pre-eminent mechanism for initiating, facilitating and coordinating international action to achieve the WSSD 2020 goal for sound management of chemicals.
The nine Participating Organizations (POs) of the IOMC are listed below and details of their chemicals related programmes and activities can be found by clicking on the links.
IOMC Toolbox for Decision Making In Chemicals Management
The IOMC Internet-based Toolbox for Decision Making in Chemicals Management (IOMC Toolbox) is aimed at countries who wish to address specific national issues regarding chemicals management.
The IOMC Toolbox is a problem solving tool that enables countries to identify the most appropriate and efficient national actions to address specific national problems related to chemicals management.
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- International Labour Organization (ILO)
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
- United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
- United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- World Bank
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The WHO is the administering organization for the IOMC and provides secretariat services to the Inter-Organization Coordinating Committee (IOCC).