Chemical policy and programmes to protect human health and environment in a sustainability perspective (2017)
Report of a WHO Meeting in Bonn, Germany, 4-5 July 2016
The WHO Regional Office for Europe convened a meeting on “Chemical policy and programmes to protect human health and environment in a sustainability perspective” at the European Centre for Environment and Health, Bonn, Germany on 4 and 5 July 2016. The representatives of Member States, other stakeholders and invited experts discussed actions aimed at the protection of human health, particularly vulnerable groups (pregnant women, infants and children), from the negative impacts of chemicals in a sustainability context. Proposals for consideration by the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in 2017 were identified, taking into account the latest scientific knowledge shared during the meeting. The meeting also provided regional input to the formulation of the WHO road map for action towards the 2020 goal on sound management of chemicals and beyond.