The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, works to promote shared responsibilities in relation to the transboundary movements of dangerous waste. Parties to the Convention can request emergency assistance from the Secretariat of the Convention in order to estimate the magnitude of… Read More

The International Maritime Organization (IMO)

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the United Nations specialized agency in charge of ensuring the safety of shipping and the prevention of marine/atmospheric pollution by ships. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted over 50 international conventions addressing various marine issues, several of which contain measures to prevent, prepare … Read More

The UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Industrial Convention is a regional instrument aiming to protect people and the environment from industrial accidents. The Convention currently consists of 41 Parties and concentrates its efforts on assisting the members to prevent industrial accidents that can have transboundary effects. It helps… Read More

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the leading humanitarian organization active in post-disaster and post-conflict relief and rehabilitation. It works to reduce vulnerabilities, strengthen resilience and foster a culture of peace and sustainability around the world. It does so by improving humanitarian standards,… Read More

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

The Organisation for the Prohibition of chemical Weapons (OPCW) is an international organization working to implement the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention. With its 193 Member States, the OPCW oversees the global endeavor to permanently and veritably eliminate chemical weapons. Their key priority areas are protection, assistance and facilitating… Read More

World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the UN agency specialized in health and well-being. It chairs the UN Health Cluster during emergencies. The World Health Organization works together with all Member States to support national health development processes. When a country is affected by an environmental emergencies, the WHO can… Read More

UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU)

Since its establishment, the JEU has assisted almost 100 countries around the world, mobilizing over 200 missions.   The United Nations Environment/Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Joint Unit, also known as UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU), is housed within OCHA’s Emergency Services Branch in Geneva. Founded in 1994,… Read More

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