Below is a graphic overview of stakeholders relevant to gender and international chemicals and waste management:

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Those that are currently registered and actively engaged in the SAICM process are in italics.

Here is a list of organisations, acronyms and links:

IPEN: International POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutant) Elimination Network

PAN: Pesticide Action Network

WECF: Women Engage for a Common Future

WEDO: Women’s Environment & Development Organization

WEN: Women’s Environmental Network

hej support – Health and Environment Justice Support

HEAL: Health and Environment Alliance


ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation


ICCA: International Council of Chemical Associations

Cefic: The European Chemical Industry Council

IFPMA: International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufactures & Associations


ECHA: European Chemicals Agency

FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration


IOMC: Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (

IOMC members:

FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

ILO: International Labour Organization–en/index.htm

UNDP: United Nations Development Programme

UNEP: United Nations Environmental Programme

UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization

UNITAR: United Nations Institute for Training and Research

WHO: World Health Organization

OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development


UNICRI: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute

CEDAW: United Nations Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women – CEDAW Committee

UN CSW: United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

OHCHR: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights & Toxics