Statement on The Special Programme to Support Institutional Strengthening at the National Level for Implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, the Future Minamata Convention and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management

United Nations Environment Programme (28/03/2014)

Thank you Chair. Let me begin by stating that, it is essential for developing countries and countries with economies in transition to have additional, steady and predictable access to financial resources for realization of chemical safety and sustainable development. We support the objective of the Special Programme and agree that institutional strengthening is critically important. However, we believe careful attention needs to be paid to the details of the special programme to make it truly effective.