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Regional Workshop on Chemical Hazard Communication and GHS Implementation for Arab Countries Alexandria, Egypt 30 October – 2 November 2006 Logistical.

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1 Regional Workshop on Chemical Hazard Communication and GHS Implementation for Arab Countries Alexandria, Egypt 30 October – 2 November 2006 Logistical Information for Participants Prepared by: Eng. Helal A. Alraishi Dr. Shoki A. Al-Dobai الجمهورية اليمنية وزارة المياه والبيئة EPA الهيئة العامة لحماية البيئة REPUBLIC OF YEMEN MINISTRY OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENT Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)

2 The Scope Of Yemen Government is The concerns of the country in dealing with human exposure and health risks associated with hazardous chemicals and pesticides. To address these concerns and others associated with health, environment and sustainable development one part of which is to promote the Environmentally sound management of toxic chemicals and hazardous Waste. Regional Workshop on Chemical Hazard Communication and GHS Implementation for Arab Countries Alexandria, Egypt

3 chemical The Scope Of Yemen Government is The institutions involved in chemicals management, and provided an Overview of the laws and regulations The Environmental Protection Low No. 26 for 1995 that affect chemical use in Yemen. However, Yemen only imports and uses, but does not produce chemicals; Overview of the laws and regulations The Environmental Protection Low No. 26 for 1995 that affect chemical use in Yemen. However, Yemen only imports and uses, but does not produce chemicals ; These chemicals are classified into some groups:These chemicals are classified into some groups: Fertilizers, pesticides, pharmaceutical components, raw industrial Chemicals, metals and metal compound products, mineral fuel and Petroleum, consumer use chemicals, chemicals for laboratories,Fertilizers, pesticides, pharmaceutical components, raw industrial Chemicals, metals and metal compound products, mineral fuel and Petroleum, consumer use chemicals, chemicals for laboratories,

4 chemical The Scope Of Yemen Government is Chemical waste, and persistent organic pollutants. Yemen is also a Signatory of a number of international chemicals conventions such as: Basel ConventionBasel Convention Stockholm ConventionStockholm Convention Montreal ProtocolMontreal Protocol Rotterdam Convention;Rotterdam Convention;;

5 Chemical Hazards and communi cations The Greatest challenges The Greatest challenges that Yemenis face in chemicals management are 1.Low levels of awareness 2.limited education, 3.lack of capacity among Government institutions, 4.lack of cooperation among laboratories and Stakeholders 5. lack of expertise and finances 5. lack of expertise and finances..

6 The Greatest challenges Yemen is yet to embark on any plan or program to implement the GHS but is in the process of undertaking a situation and gap analysis to review the current chemical management system as a whole. Several Challenges exist to both chemicals management and GHS Implementation.

7 Chemical Hazards and communi cations Regulations First, present regulations are confined to pesticidesFirst, present regulations are confined to pesticides is Law No. (25) for the Year 1999 Concerning the Regulation of Handling Pesticides for Plant Pests and the national committee for handling Pesticides formulated from related agencies as will the Law No. (33) for the year 1999 Concerning the Regulation of Handling Plant Nutrients and Fertilizers.Law No. (25) for the Year 1999 Concerning the Regulation of Handling Pesticides for Plant Pests and the national committee for handling Pesticides formulated from related agencies as will the Law No. (33) for the year 1999 Concerning the Regulation of Handling Plant Nutrients and Fertilizers. Second, controls on other chemicals are based on institutional measures, where a number of various agencies deal with chemicals, but need further coordination.Second, controls on other chemicals are based on institutional measures, where a number of various agencies deal with chemicals, but need further coordination.  Third, the majority of industry is small and medium size enterprises, which lack capacity.  Fourth, labeling awareness among stakeholders and users is low. There are opportunities for GHS implementation, but the first step is to review the overall chemical management system. I request future collaboration with UNITAR

8 Legislations Law No. (25) for the Year 1999 Concerning the Regulation of Handling Pesticides for Plant Pests and the national committee for handling Pesticides formulated from related agencies The Environmental Protection Low No. (26) for List of the banned pesticide in Yemen which includes 335 active ingredients of pesticides. الجمهورية اليمنية وزارة المياه والبيئة الهيئة العامة لحماية البيئة Law No. (33) for the year 1999 Concerning the Regulation of Handling Plant Nutrients and Fertilizers.

9 EPA Thank you for your attention الجمهورية اليمنية وزارة المياه والبيئة الهيئة العامة لحماية البيئة


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