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|
|32nd||7 - 9 (morning) December 2016||Geneva||13 September 2016|
|All delegates are requested to register online following the instructions given in 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 2015-2016 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)|
|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.
|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).
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