World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. More

The Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention cooperates with WHO on a regular basis on topics of common interest as they relate to environmental health and health risk assessment.

Areas of cooperation between the Secretariat and WHO are, among others:

    • DDT issues, in particular regarding the evaluation by the Conference of the Parties of the continued need for DDT for disease vector control or DDT alternatives within the framework of the Global Alliance on Alternatives to DDT;
    • POPs pesticides, in particular regarding the work mandated by the Conference of the Parties to facilitate the development of requirements for assessing the availability of alternatives to lindane and the continued use of lindane;
    • POPs monitoring: in particular regarding the generation of human biomonitoring data on POPs, through the Global Human Milk Survey, within the framework of the Convention’s Global Monitoring Plan.