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Inter-agency coordination

Strategic partnerships and inter-agency cooperation are necessary to improve effectiveness and efficiency as well as to avoid the duplication of work in maintaining and enhancing industrial safety. In a number of cases, the Conference of the Parties has been working jointly with other organizations, Conventions and programmes to this end (e.g. for the development of an online training course on industrial accidents). This approach should be further enhanced.

One way of enhancing the cooperation is to establish regular coordination meetings between partners. To this end, UNECE organised in April 2013 the First Inter-Agency Coordination Meeting on Industrial Accidents at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Participants valued the initiative very much, so that they decided to hold annual meetings in the future:

Another way of facilitating inter-agency cooperation is to strengthen the ties between organizations. Therefore, you will find below a list with partner organizations, including links to their events and contact persons.

OrganizationContact PersonContact Details

European Commission

- Upcoming events

Mr. Alexandros KIRIAZIS
Policy Officer

Avenue de Beaulieu 9, 1049 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +322 29 949 62

Email: alexandros.kiriazis@ec.europa.eu

European Commission – Joint Research Centre

- Upcoming events

Dr. Maureen WOOD
Head, Major Accident Hazards Bureau
Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen
TP 361 via Enrico Fermi, 2749
Phone: +39 0332 78 9140 
Email: maureen.wood@jrc.ec.europa.eu

European Union – Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

- Upcoming events

Mr. Thomas DE LANNOY 
Policy Officer, Policy and Implementation Frameworks



L-86 04/006, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

Phone: +322 29 867 96

Email: thomas.de-lannoy@ec.europa.eu


United Nations Environment Programme

- Upcoming events

Coordinator, Safer Production, Responsible Industry and Value Chahin Unit

Sustainable Lifestyles, Cities and Industry Branch

"Delivering SCP"

15 Rue de Milan, 75441 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 44 374282
Email: sandra.averous@unep.org

World Health Organization European Centre for Environment and Health

- Upcoming events

Technical Officer, Chemical Safety
Hermann Ehlers Str. 10, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +4922 88150430, Fax: +4922 88150440
Email: zastenskayai@ecehbonn.euro.who.int

World Health Organization Regional  Office for Europe

- Upcoming events

Ms. Srdan MATIC
Coordinator, Environment and Health
Hermann Ehlers Str. 10, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Email: sma@euro.who.int

International Labour Organization

- Upcoming events

Mr. Pavan Baichoo
Technical Officer, Occupational Safety
International Programme on Safety and Health  at Work and the Environment (SafeWork)
4 Route des Morillons, 1211 Geneva 22
Phone: +41 22 799 67 22, Fax: +41 22 799 68 78
Email: Baichoo@ilo.org

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

- Upcoming events

Mr. Peter KEARNS
Environment, Health and Safety Division


Director of department, Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection

2 rue Andre Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16
Phone: +33 1 45 241677, Fax: +33 1 45 241675

Email: peter.kearns@oecd.org

 Email: torill.tandberg@dsb.no

United Nations Environment Programme

- Upcoming events

Programme Officer
Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit

Palais des Nations, CH 1211 Geneva 10
Phone: +41 22 917 1747

Email: wahlstrom@un.org

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

- Upcoming events

Unit Chief, Cleaner and Sustainable Production Unit Environmental Management Branch
Vienna International Centre P.O.Box 300, 1400 Vienna, Austria
Email: r.vanberkel@unido.org

International Council of Chemical Association

- Upcoming events

Ms. Rachelina BAIO
Manager Belgium, International Affairs
Avenue E. van Nieuwenhuyse, 4 box 1, B 1160 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32.2.676.7415 
Email: rba@cefic.be

Women in Europe for a Common Future

- Upcoming events

Ms. Johanna HAUSMANN
Senior Advicer, Press, Chemicals and Health
Sankt-Jakobs-Platz 10, 80331 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 89 232393819
Email: johanna.hausmann@wecf.eu
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

Mr. Rohan Perera

Senior International Cooperation Officer

Johan de Wittlaan 32, 2517 JR The Hague, The Netherland

Phone: +31 70 416 3615

Email: rohan.perera@opcw.org