Archive: UNESCO's past activities on Management of wastes (pre January 2005)

UNESCO's contribution to the development of approaches for waste management has been primarily through the International Hydrological Programme (IHP), with work related to small islands including both reviews in particular technical areas and support to field operations (including training activities of various kinds) in Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu and other island archipelagoes. Other work has been undertaken within the UN-system-wide World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) as well through the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme. Cross cutting activities related to waste management has also been promoted through the Coastal Regions and Small Island (CSI) Platform, including its internet-based discussion forums on Wise Coastal Practices for Sustainable Human Development (WiCoP) and Small Islands Voice (SIV).

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