Swiss registration authority for plant protection products (Section Plant Protection Products) at the Federal Office for Agriculture. Although other institutions are involved in the evaluation of the safety of pesticides (health effects, environmental effects) the Federal Office for Agriculture (Section Plant Protection Products) is the competent authority for the authorizations of plant protection products.
UNEP Chemicals The home pages describe UNEP-Chemicals mandates, major activities and functions that ensure the sound management of toxic chemicals and waste. Users will gain access to products and management related publications especially on POPs, PIC, GEF projects and Chemicals safety and management.
Prior Informed Consent (PIC) and the London Guidelines The home pages contain reports and documents related to the FAO/UNEP mandate to implement the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure; the on-going negotiations to develop a legally binding instrument on PIC procedure, It also contains a list of chemicals and pesticides subject to PIC.
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS) The home pages inform users on issues and the progress made by countries and international organisations to initiate action to reduce or eliminate emissions and discharges of persistent organic pollutants (POPS). Users can also learn more about the recommendations which may lead to the development of a legally binding instrument on POPs.
Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) The home pages describe the collaboration and activities of the international, national and NGO organisations on the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register and the benefits and use of the PRTR systems to track emissions and waste transfers to better achieve the sound management of chemicals. PRTRs are based on the principle of Community-right-to-know.