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GHS activities

ECOSOC Sub-Committee of Experts on the GHS
Forthcoming meetings of the Sub-Committee of Experts on the GHS (biennium 2017-2018)
  Session Date Place Deadline for submission of official documents
33rd 10 - 12 (morning) July 2017 Geneva 14 April 2017
34th 6 (afternoon) - 8 Dec 2017Geneva 13 September 2017
35th 4 (afternoon) - 6 July 2018Geneva to be determined
36th 5 - 7 (morning) December 2018Geneva to be determined
All delegates are requested to register online for each session no later than two weeks prior to each session. For the link to the online registration system, please refer to the footnotes on the first page of the agenda for each session.
Programme of work of the Sub-Committee of experts on the GHS for the biennium 2017-2018:
The programme of work of the GHS Sub-Committee for the period 2017-2018 has been issued as Annex III to the report of the Sub-Committee of Experts on its thirty-second session (document ST/SG/AC.10/C.4/64). 
         
ECOSOC Resolutions and reports on the work of the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG) and on the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
Biennium 2013-2014
Resolution 2015/7 adopted by the ECOSOC on 8 June 2015: 
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Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals during the biennium 2013-2014: ArabicChineseEnglishFrenchRussianSpanish
Biennium 2011-2012
Resolution 2013/25 of 25 July 2013 as adopted by the ECOSOC at its substantive session of 2013:
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Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals during the biennium 2011-2012:
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Biennium 2009-2010
Resolution 2011/25 of 27 July 2011 as adopted by the ECOSOC at its substantive session of 2011:
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Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals during the biennium 2009-2010:
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Biennium 2007-2008
Resolution 2009/19 of 29 July 2009 as adopted by the ECOSOC at its substantive session of 2009: 
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Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals during the biennium 2007-2008:
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 Biennium 2005-2006
Resolution 2007/6 of 23 July 2007 as adopted by the ECOSOC at its substantive session of 2007:
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Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals in 2005-2006: 
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 Biennium 2003-2004
Resolution 2005/53 of 27 July 2005 as adopted by the ECOSOC at its substantive session of 2005: English;
Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals during the period 2003-2004: 
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Cooperation with other international organizations and programmes
Organization for the Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  The Organization for the Economic Cooperation and Development is the focal point for the development of harmonized health and environmental hazard criteria. No specific activities have been assigned by the GHS Sub-Committee of Experts to the OECD Task Force on Harmonization of Classification and Labelling for the biennium 2013-2014.
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)/International Labour Office (ILO)
  UNITAR and ILO are the focal points for GHS capacity building activities.
In 2001, both organizations initiated a Global GHS Capacity Building Programme (UNITAR/ILO Global GHS Capacity Building Programme), in response to growing requests from countries for capacity building to support GHS implementation. The UNITAR/ILO programme provides guidance documents, educational, awareness-raising, resource and training materials regarding the GHS.
UNITAR, ILO and OECD also launched a Global Partnership for capacity building to implement the GHS (UNITAR/ILO/OECD Global Partnership for Capacity Building to Implement the GHS) with the aim to strengthen capacities at all levels and sectors (particularly in developing countries).
Other organizations
  For the activities regarding pesticide management, prevention and treatment of poisoning, transport of dangerous goods and environmental issues related to the GHS and carried out by other international organizations or programmes such as the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) or the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Basel Convention, see information on GHS implementation