Our Priorities

Safe Chemicals for all

  • Contribute to the implementation of Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Armenia.


Safe food production and rural development for all

  • Support the organic farming and the usage of safe alternatives to pesticides.
Clearing House

Chemical Conventions and Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) 

Basel Convention http://www.basel.int/Home/tabid/2202/Default.aspx
Rotterdam Convention http://www.pic.int/
Stockholm Convention http://www.pops.int/
Synergies http://synergies.pops.int/ , http://www.brsmeas.org/
Minamata Convention http://www.mercuryconvention.org/
Vienna Convention / Montreal Protocol




International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM)


Emerging issues


So far resolutions have been adopted on the following eight emerging policy issues and other issues of concern at ICCM2, ICCM3 and / or ICCM4:

  • Lead in paint

The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (GAELP): AWHHE is among partner NGOs http://web.unep.org/chemicalsandwaste/what-we-do/technology-and-metals/lead/global-alliance-eliminate-lead-paint

  • Chemicals in products
  • Hazardous substance within the life cycle of electrical and electronic products
  • Nanotechnology and manufactured nanomaterials
  • Endocrine-disrupting chemicals
  • Environmentally persistent pharmaceutical pollutants
  • Perfluorinated chemicals and the transition to safer alternatives
  • Highly hazardous pesticides

Issues of Concern