National Implementation Plans (NIPs) are the main guidelines for efforts undertaken under the Stockholm Convention.
UNIDO assists developing and transition economy countries to prepare NIPs under the framework of the Stockholm Convention. UNIDO's work focuses on the following aspects:
- Raising awareness within the country
- Enhancing information management
- Building a national coordination mechanism for the implementation of the Convention
- Involving key stakeholders in the country
- Evaluating the POPs situation
- Establishing POPs inventories
- Assessing chemicals management infrastructure; legal frameworks; monitoring systems; testing facilities
- Priority setting to address the most urgent problems
- Action planning to meet the Convention obligations
- Establishment of consultative group or forum of stakeholders including civil society
- Carrying out a release inventory and identify important sources and the main problems
- Survey of existing legislation and policies taking into account socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Evaluating their usefulness in reduction of releases
- Education and training of the public
- Voluntary programme for release reduction from industrial sectors
- Setting timetables for implementing the strategy
- Practicability and affordability
- Research programmes
- International information exchange
In Addition, UNIDO helps countries via Enabling Activities to prepare a NIP.
NIPs with UNIDO Assistance
Please see the following NIP documents which already have been submitted with UNIDO assistance, accessible through the Stockholm Convention Database.