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A Toxics-Free Future


United Nations Documents

The United Nations Environment Program provides a wide range of resource and reference documents.

These are available from the various Convention websites listed below.

Many of the documents are also available in the individual reference section of the Chemicals Convention Handbook or in its general library.

Individual chemical information is also available from the International Program on Chemical Safety INCHEM website.

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (2001)

Basel Convention on Control of the Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their disposal (1989)
The Basel technical documents can be found at

Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (1998)

Globally Harmonised System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. (GHS)

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making & Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (1998) [Aarhus Convention] Documents relating to the Aarhus Convention are available at