Lead Zinc Research Organization, Inc. (ILZRO) is the research arm of the
world's lead and zinc industries. This site contains information on current
research programs involving lead and zinc, as well as numerous publications and
newsletters covering product applications and environment and health
Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) was formed in October 2001 to represent leading international mining and metals companies. Our vision is a "viable mining, minerals and metals industry that is widely recognized as essential for modern living and a key contributor to sustainable development."
Association International (LDAI) is a market development association for
the global lead industry. This site contains useful information on lead uses
and applications, as well as information on upcoming lead-related conferences
sponsored by LDAI.
Lead Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) is an intergovernmental organization which
brings together thirty member countries in an international forum to exchange
information on lead and zinc. ILZSG provides a unique and globally recognized
source of industry statistics.
Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) is an intergovernmental
organization representing the industrialized democracies whose mandate is to
study and formulate the "best policies possible in all economic and social
spheres." There are numerous sub-programs of the OECD, two of which are very
relevant to the metals industry, including the OECD Chemicals Program and the
OECD Program on Chemical Risk
Management where a copy of the OECD Monograph on Lead Risk Reduction can be
Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) is the focal point within
the United Nations system for the integrated treatment of issues in the areas
of trade, finance, technology, investment, and sustainable development. UNCTAD
is responsible for facilitating the integration of developing countries and
countries in transition into the international trading system and for promoting
development through trade and investment. UNCTAD's work is geared to the
special needs of developing countries, particularly the least developed
Environment Program (UNEP) is an intergovernmental organization whose
mandate is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the
environment by inspiring, informing and enabling nations and peoples to improve
their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
Industry & Environment Centre (UNEP-IE) seeks to promote cleaner and
safer industrial production and consumption patterns through consensus
building, assistance in formulating policies and strategies, defining and
encouraging the incorporation of environmental criteria in industrial
production, and information exchange.
Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a specialist agency of the
United Nations dedicated to promoting sustainable industrial development in
countries with developing and transition economies. UNIDO seeks to harness the
joint forces of government and the private sector to foster competitive
industrial production, develop international industrial partnerships and
promote socially equitable and environmentally friendly industrial development.
They are the only worldwide organization dealing exclusively with industry from
a development perspective .
Organization (WHO) is an intergovernmental organization whos objective is
the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health,
as defined in the WHO Constitution, is a state of complete physical, mental and
social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. In
support of its main objective, the Organization has a wide range of functions
involving technical co-operation and co-ordination of health services.
Secretariat to the Basel Convention (SBC) implements the program set out by the Parties whose objective is “environmentally sound management” (ESM), the aim of which is to protect human health and the environment by minimizing hazardous waste production whenever possible. ESM means addressing the issue through an “integrated life-cycle approach”, which involves strong controls from the generation of a hazardous waste to its storage, transport, treatment, reuse, recycling, recovery and final disposal.
Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
The Asia Pacific
Roundtable for Cleaner Production. The Asia Pacific Roundtable for Cleaner
Production's mission is to foster dialog among industry, government, academia,
and non-government organizations in the region to address pollution problems
and solutions. Roundtable goals include promoting information exchange among
its members through newsletters, e-mail list servers, technical journals,
special publications, conferences, and symposia.
The Blacksmith Institute was founded in 1999, Blacksmith Institute's vision is a clean planet for our children. The Blacksmith Institute develops and implements sustainable solutions for pollution-related problems in the developing world. The Staff work cooperatively with partnerships of donors, governments, NGO's and others, and provide strategic, technical, and financial support to local champions as they strive to solve specific, pollution-related problems in their communities.