Chemicals and Health Branch, Economy Division of United Nations Environment Programme

The Chemicals and Health Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme works to minimize the adverse effects of chemicals and waste on human health and the environment. It is the focal point of UNEP activities on chemicals issues and the main catalytic force in the UN system for concerted global action on the environmentally sound management of hazardous chemicals. More

Cooperation with the Chemicals and Health Branch also takes place under the joint task force on programmatic cooperation among the Chemicals and Health Branch, and the secretariats of the BRS conventions, the Minamata Convention and SAICM, which was established in 2014 and reinvigorated in 2018 with updated terms of reference.