Analysis of stakeholder views on future development in chemical safety in the WHO European Region (2017)



In preparation for the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health (June 2017), the WHO Regional Office for Europe conducted a series of interviews to collect the views of stakeholder representatives on the short-term action they felt was required in the area of chemicals safety to ensure the protection of vulnerable population groups. Among the interviewees were representatives of governmental agencies in the health and environment sectors, nongovernmental organizations, research institutions and industry. The report summarizes the priority action proposed, the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders, and the opinions of the interviewees on how to promote the application of relevant scientific knowledge through risk-reduction policies.