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Integration of Sound Management of Chemicals (SMC) into Development Planning Process

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SAICM recognizes that for Sound Management of Chemicals to be moved significantly towards the center stage of national decision making, there needs to be much stronger links established with the development planning priorities and processes of developing countries and countries with economies in transition (CEITs), as well as enhanced coordination between the many agencies and stakeholders involved in chemicals management.

In support of the value-added features of SAICM, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have developed a Partnership Initiative for the Integration of Sound Management of Chemicals (SMC) into Development Planning Processes(UNDP-UNEP PI).

This section provides detailed information on the UNDP-UNEP Partnership initiative, the process of its development and implementation, and links to related documents and websites. Click on the links in the section’s map to access specific sub-sections.

Next: UNEP/UNDP Partnership Initiative Background