United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

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History

15 Apr 1953, as United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, by resolution 468G (XV) of United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Current title adopted, 2001, on reconfiguration of the Committee and its sub-committees in accordance with ECOSOC Resolution 1999/65.

Aims

Make recommendations to governments and to intergovernmental organizations on ensuring safe and environmentally sound conditions of transport of dangerous goods and on facilitating trade in such goods, through uniform legislation applicable to the various modes of transport worldwide; make available a globally harmonized system for classification and labelling of chemicals for worldwide use and application in all sectors and keep it up to date.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 22 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 49 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 52 countries
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UIA Org ID

E1146

Last News Received

29. Jul 2016
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