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Welcome to the National Profile Homepage

Countries all over the world have embarked on the preparation of National Chemicals Management Profiles with the involvement of a wide range of national stakeholders, following the recommendations issued by the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS) and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), and based on the UNITAR/IOMC National Profile Guidance Document which was published in 1996. A second edition of the guidance document was issued in 2012 (entitled “Preparing a National Profile to Assess Infrastructure and Capacity Needs for Chemicals Management”). This new edition takes into account developments that have taken place since the first edition and lessons learned in countries as they have developed National Profiles; more comprehensively covers the entire life cycle of chemicals management; and integrates the most effective parts of the 2007 IOMC National SAICM Capacity Assessment methodology.

Many governments, organisations, and individuals have expressed an interest to access National Profiles from countries around the world. Countries are encouraged to officially communicate to UNITAR their interest in having their National Profiles published on this Homepage. Please click on the links below to view a country's National Profile.

UNITAR would like to acknowledge the generous contributions provided by the European Commission, SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund, and the following countries towards supporting the preparation of National Profiles in developing countries and countries with economies in transition: Australia, Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States. For further details about National Profile development, please see the UNITAR National Profile Programme.

What is a National Profile?

A National Profile:

  • can become an official national reference document, providing a clear picture of the national legal, institutional, administrative, and technical infrastructure for national chemicals management;
  • may assist in the identification of infrastructure-related strengths, weaknesses, and gaps, as well as priority needs for national action and external technical assistance; and
  • could provide a nationally-recognised information base against which progress may be judged in meeting specific national or international targets.

In developing countries and countries with economies in transition, National Profiles have served as a useful basis for identifying national chemicals management priorities and for initiating targeted and coordinated follow-up action. In countries with advanced national chemical management schemes, National Profiles have pulled together, into one single document, a wide range of information about national activities and programmes in the area of national chemicals management and thus contribute both to the national and international exchange of information about these activities.

National Profile development/updating is recognised as a key element of SAICM implementation and is endorsed by three important SAICM documents: the Overarching Policy Strategy (OPS), the Global Plan of Action (GPA), and the ICCM Resolution that sets out the strategic priorities of the Quick Start Programme.

Global Status of National Profiles



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Africa

FlagCountryDate of PublicationLinkFinancial Support
AlgeriaJun 2006 pdf The European Commission and the Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR
AngolaMay 1998 html The Government of The Netherlands with technical support from UNITAR
BeninAug 1997 The Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR
Burkina FasoFirst Edition: Jun 1998; Second Edition: Oct 2008 pdf First Edition: The Government of The Netherlands with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
BurundiFirst Edition: Dec 2005; Second Edition: Dec 2009 pdf The European Commission and the Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
CameroonFist Edition: Jun 1997; Second Edition: Currently html The European Commission (Directorate General for Development) with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund
ChadFirst Edition: Aug 2002; Second Edition: Dec 2005; Third Edition: Currently updating pdf First Edition: The European Commission with technical support from UNITAR; Third Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
ComorosFirst Edition: Apr 2006; Second Edition: Dec 2008 pdf First Edition: UNDP/GEF with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
Congo (Brazzaville)First Edition: May 2005; Second Edition: May 2008 pdf First Edition: The European Commission and the Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
Congo (Democratic Republic of the)May 2005 pdf The European Commission and the Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR
Cote d' IvoireFirst Edition: 1997; Second Edition: May 2008 pdf First Edition: With technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
DjiboutiFirst Edition: Sep 2004; Second Edition: Dec 2008 pdf First Edition: GEF; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
EgyptJan 1999 pdf The Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR
EritreaIn preparation SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
EthiopiaSep 1999 pdf The Government of The Netherlands
GabonJune 2012 pdf SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
Gambia (The)First Edition: Jun 1997; Second Edition: Nov 2003 pdf The Government of The Netherlands with technical support from UNITAR
GhanaFirst Edition: Jul 1997; Second Edition: Currently updating pdf The Government of The Netherlands with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
GuineaFirst Edition: Dec 1997; Second Edition: April 2012 pdf First Edition: The European Commission (Directorate General for Development) with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
Guinea-BissauSep 2005 pdf The European Commission and the Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR
KenyaAug 2011 pdf SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
LesothoFirst Edition: Sep 2001; Second Edition: 2010 pdf The European Commission (Directorate General for Environment) with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
LiberiaIn preparation SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
MadagascarFirst Edition: Jun 1997; Second Edition: 2000; Third Edition: Mar 2008 pdf First Edition: The European Commission (Directorate General for Development) with technical support from UNITAR; Third Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
MalawiFirst Edition: Aug 1998; Second Edition: Nov 2010 pdf The European Commission (Directorate General for Development) with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
MaliFirst Edition: May 1999; Second Edition: 2009 pdf First Edition: The Government of The Netherlands with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
NigerFirst Edition:Apr 1997; Second Edition: April 2012 pdf The Government of The Netherlands with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund
NigeriaDec 1999 The Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR
RwandaFirst Edition: Oct 2005; Second Edition: Apr 2009 pdf Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
Sao Tomé & PrincipeFirst Edition: Date unknown; Second Edition: Aug 2005; Third Edition: July 2008 pdf Second Edition: The European Commission and the Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR; Third Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
SenegalFirst Edition: Apr 1997 Second Edition: Currently updating The European Commission (Directorate General for Development) with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
SeychellesJan 2011 pdf SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
South Africa2005 pdf The European Commission and the Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR
SudanJun 2004  
SwazilandIn preparation SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
TanzaniaFirst Edition: Feb 1997; Second Edition: Sep 2002 pdf The European Commission (Directorate General for Development) with technical support from UNITAR
TogoFirst Edition: Jun 2008; Second Edition: Currently updating pdf The Government of Switzerland- BAFU (BUWAL); Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund
TunisiaIn preparation UNEP/GEF with technical support from UNITAR
UgandaJan 2003 pdf The European Commission with technical support from UNITAR
ZambiaFirst Edition: Nov 1996; Second Edition: Currently updating pdf First Edition: The European Commission (Directorate General for Development) with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: UNEP/GEF with technical support from UNITAR


Asia

FlagCountryDate of PublicationLinkFinancial Support
BahrainFirst Edition: May 2002; Second Edition: Nov 2012 pdf First Edition: World Health Organisation (WHO); Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
BangladeshDec 1997  
BhutanIn preparation Canada POPs Fund with technical support from UNITAR
CambodiaFirst Edition: Dec 2004; Second Edition: Currently updating pdf UNEP/GEF through with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
ChinaFist Edition: Dec 1999; Second Edition: Currently updating pdf The Government of Germany (GTZ) with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund
IndiaIn preparation (Mini-profile: 1999) Environment Canada/CIDA with technical support from UNITAR
IndonesiaApr 1997 html The Government of Australia and The European Commission (Directorate General for Environment) with technical support from UNITAR
JapanFeb 2004 pdf  
JordanFirst Edition: 1999 (Arabic version); 2000 (English version); Second Edition: 2002; 2006 (third edition; Arabic version) En, Ar The Government of Germany (GTZ) with technical support from UNITAR
KiribatiFirst Edition: 2000; Second Edition: Dec 2008 pdf First Edition: UNEP/GEF with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)Dec 2009 pdf SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
Korea (Republic of)Apr 1998  
MaldivesIn preparation pdf SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
MongoliaFirst Edition: 2005; Second Edition: Jun 2008 pdf Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
NepalIn preparation SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
PakistanFirst Edition: Nov 2000; Second Edition: 2009 pdf The Government of The Netherlands with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: The European Commission and the Government of Switzerland twith technical support from UNITAR
Papua New Guinea2005 pdf First Edition: The Government of Australia through UNEP/SPREP; Second Edition: GEF
Sri LankaFirst Edition: 1997; Second Edition: 2002 pdf First Edition: Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: UNEP/GEF
SyriaFirst Edition: 2002; Second Edition: Currently updating First Edition: The Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
ThailandFirst Edition: Aug 1998; Second Edition: Nov 2005 pdf Second Edition: The European Commission and the Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR
Tonga Mar 2000 The Government of Germany (GTZ) with technical support from UNITAR
VanuatuAug 1998 The Government of Australia through UNEP/SPREP
VietnamMay 1997 The Government of Australia with technical support from UNITAR
YemenFirst Edition: Aug 2006; Second Edition: Currently updating pdf First Edition: UNEP/GEF with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR


Central and Eastern Europe

FlagCountryDate of PublicationLinkFinancial Support
AlbaniaFirst Edition: May 2006 Second Edition: 2012 pdf First Edition: The European Commission and the Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR; Second Editon: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
ArmeniaFirst Edition: 2003 (Russian Version); Second Edition: 2005; Third Edition: Jan 2010 pdf First Edition: The Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR; Third Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
BelarusJul 2005 pdf The European Commission and the Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR
BulgariaFirst Edition: Dec 1997; Second Edition: Currently updating html First Edition: The European Commission (Directorate General for Environment) with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: UNEP/GEF with technical support from UNITAR
CroatiaAug 1997  
GeorgiaFirst Edition: Dec 1998; Second Edition: 2009 En, Georgian First Edition: The European Commission (Directorate General for Environment) with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
HungaryJun 1998 pdf The Government of Austria with technical support from UNITAR
KazakhstanFirst Edition: Jun 2006; Second Edition: Nov 2009 pdf The European Commission and the Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
Kyrgyz RepublicFirst Edition: Sep 2005; Second Edition: Nov 2009 pdf The European Commission and the Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
LatviaSep 1999 html  
LithuaniaDec 1997 html The European Commission (Directorate General for Environment) with technical support from UNITAR
MoldovaNov 2008 pdf The Government of Republic of Moldova and UNEP
Russian FederationFirst Edition: 1998; Second Edition: Currently updating pdf First Edition: The European Commission (Directorate General for Environment) with technical support from UNITAR
Serbia2008 pdf SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
Slovak RepublicJun 1998 (Slovakian and English versions)  
SloveniaNov 1997 html The Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR
Uzbekistan2012 pdf SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR


Latin America and Caribbean

FlagCountryDate of PublicationLinkFinancial Support
ArgentinaJul 1997 html The Government of The Netherlands with technical support from UNITAR
BarbadosFirst Edition: Jul 2004; Second Edition: Apr 2009 pdf UNEP/GEF with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
BoliviaFirst Edition: 1997; Second Edition: 2008 pdf The Government of The Netherlands with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
Brazil2003  
ChileFirst Edition: Jul 2000; Second Edition: 2003; Third Edition: Nov 2008 pdf First Edition: UNEP/GEF with technical support from UNITAR; Third Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
ColombiaFirst Edition: Nov 1998; Second Edition: 2012 pdf First Edition: The Government of The Netherlands with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund
Costa RicaFirst Edition: Oct 2005; Second Edition: Dec 2008 pdf First Edition: The European Commission and Environment Canada with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
Dominican RepublicMay 2013 pdf SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
EcuadorFirst Edition: Aug 1998; Second Edition: Oct 2002 html First Edition: The European Commission (Directorate General for Environment) with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: UNEP/GEF with technical support from UNITAR
El SalvadorSep 2006 pdf The European Commission and the Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR
GuatemalaIn preparation SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
GuyanaFeb 2010 pdf SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
HaitiFirst Edition: Jan 2006; Second Edition: Oct 2008 pdf Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
HondurasFirst Edition: Nov 2009 pdf SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
JamaicaMay 2006 pdf The European Commission and the Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR
Mexico1997 The Government of the United States of America (US EPA) with technical support from UNITAR
NicaraguaFirst Edition: Jul 1997; Second Edition: Jun 2010 pdf The European Commission (Directorate General for Environment) with technical support from UNITAR; Second Edition: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund with technical support from UNITAR
PanamaJul 2005 pdf European Commission and the Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR
ParaguayFirst Edition: Dec 1998; Second Edition: Currently updating pdf The European Commission (Directorate General for Environment) with technical support from UNITAR
PeruOct 1998 pdf The European Commission (Directorate General for Environment) with technical support from UNITAR
SurinameJun 2005 pdf The European Commission and the Government of Switzerland with technical support from UNITAR
Trinidad & TobagoJul 1995 pdf  
Uruguay Oct 1998 The European Commission (Directorate General for Environment) with technical support from UNITAR
VenezuelaSep 1999 html The Government of The Netherlands with technical support from UNITAR


Western Europe and Other Groups

FlagCountryDate of PublicationLinkFinancial Support
AustraliaDec 1998 pdf  
Austria1997  
CanadaNov 1995  
CyprusFirst Edition: Apr 2000; Second Edition: Dec 2007 En, Greek  
Denmark1997  
Finland2005 pdf  
FranceOct 1998 pdf  
Germany2000 pdf  
Israel1998 pdf  
MaltaFirst Edition: Nov 2009 pdf Regional Activity Centre for Cleaner Production (Barcelona) with technical support from UNITAR
SwedenApr 2000 pdf  
SwitzerlandJan 2000 pdf  
United States of AmericaJan 1997 html  

 

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