United Nations

United Nations logoUnited Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and Environment Programme (UNEP) have a strong focus on capacity-building between developed and developing countries.

Together with the Inter-Organisation Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC), several regional workshops have been organised over the past five years aimed at increasing the knowledge of how to conduct risk assessment and management on these materials at a national level.

Their work has also provided an opportunity for countries to financially contribute to increasing the capacity of developing countries to be able to handle nano-safety issues.