United Nations system-wide support for e-waste management.


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On Wednesday, 21 March 2018, organizations from the United Nations system, most active in addressing the global e-waste challenge, signed a Letter of Intent paving the way for coordination and collaboration on United Nations system-wide support for e-waste management.

Participating UN agencies include: UN Environment, the International Telecommunication Union, United Nations University, International Labour Organization, the Basel and Stockholm Conventions, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

The transition towards a more digital world and a growing information society and economy offer unprecedented opportunities and challenges for sustainable development. This Letter of Consent contributes to the ongoing work of the Environment Management Group, which is currently coordinating United Nations organizations to promote system-wide action and collaboration in the area of e-waste. E-waste is also substantial matter under Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM).

Please refer to UN Environment webpage for more information.