Programme Areas
Capacity Building
Annual Reports
GHS Expert Roster
Comprehensibility Testing
Financial Support and Resource Mobilization

Programme Areas

To be recognized as a contribution to the Partnership, an activity should fall within any of the following four Programme Areas and make a significant contribution towards achieving the indicators as outlined below:

(1) Support of GHS Capacity Development at the Regional and Sub-regional Levels

(2) Support of GHS Capacity Development at the National Level

(3) Development of GHS Awareness Raising, Guidance and Training Materials

(4) Supporting Activities and Services for GHS Capacity Development

Projects and activities executed through the UNITAR/ILO GHS Capacity Building Programme are directly linked to the above Programme Areas and constitute a core contribution towards the Partnership. Other Partnership activities can be implemented directly by Partners, working in close collaboration with the UNITAR/ILO Programme and its Programme Advisory Group.


At the first Meeting of the Partners in July 2003, Partners discussed proposed time-bound targets for the Partnership. However, in light of the uncertainty for funding beyond 2003, it was agreed that targets should be replaced by more general indicators against which progress could be evaluated.

The recommended indicators are the following:

  • Number of Regional GHS Awareness Raising Workshops organized in major regions.
  • Number of Regional GHS capacity assessments and implementation strategies prepared.
  • Number of Regional partner organizations identified.
  • Number of Country-based pilot projects for GHS Action Plan Development in each UN region completed, including awareness raising workshop, situation analysis, action plan development and implementing legislation.
  • National GHS Action Plan projects initiated in the greatest possible number of countries.
  • GHS and hazard communication awareness raising materials prepared, peer-reviewed and widely disseminated.
  • GHS capacity building guidance and training materials prepared, peer-reviewed and pilot tested.