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Strategic partnerships

UNECE Environmental Conventions and relevant Committees

United Nations and other International and Regional Organizations

  • Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound management of Chemicals (IOMC)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) and other United Nations Regional Commissions (Africa: ECA, West Asia: ESCWA, Latin America and the Caribbean: ECLAC)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch (SCP), including its Flexible Framework Initiative (FFI) and the Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level (APELL) process and programme
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
  • World Health Organization (WHO), including its work on Environmental health in emergencies and technological incidents
  • Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction (CESDRR)
  • Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Inter-State Council on Industrial Safety
  • European Commission (EC), including its work on the Seveso Directive (DG Environment), Joint Research Centre (JRC) and Major Accident Reporting System (eMARS) and the Union Civil Protection Mechanism and rescEU (ECHO)
  • European Investment Bank (EIB) Environment, Climate and Social Office
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Coordination Group for Uranium Legacy Sites (CGULS)
  • International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR)
  • International Labour Organization (ILO), including its Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents Convention, 1993 (No. 174) and Chemicals Convention, 1990 (No. 170)
  • International Scheldt Commission (ISC)
  • Joint Environment Unit (JEU) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), including its Working Party on Chemical Accidents
  • Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
  • Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Industry Associations
  • European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) and its Energy, HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) and Logistics Programme
  • European Process Safety Centre (EPSC)

Non-Governmental Organizations

ZOÏ Environment Network


UNECE works to coordinate activities with partners, among others, through the Inter-Agency Coordination Group on Industrial Accidents.