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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 2015-2016)

 

Session

Date

Place

Deadline for submission of official documents

31st

5 (afternoon) - 8 July 2016

Geneva

12 April 2016

32nd

7 - 9 (morning) Dec 2016

Geneva

13 September 2016

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 2015-2016:

The programme of work of the GHS Sub-Committee for the biennium 2013-2014 has been issued as Annex III to the report of the Sub-Committee of Experts on its twenty-eighth session (document ST/SG/AC.10/C.4/56). See also paragraphs 66 to 74 of the report.

 

 

 

 

 

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:
Arabic; Chinese; English; French; Russian; Spanish

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:
Arabic; Chinese; English; French; Russian; Spanish

Biennium 2009-2010

Resolution 2011/25 of 27 July 2011 as adopted by the ECOSOC at its substantive session of 2011:
Arabic; Chinese; English; French; Russian; Spanish

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:
Arabic; Chinese; English; French; Russian; Spanish

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