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 Metals and the Environment (ICME) represents the interests of
the international non-ferrous and precious metals industry with respect to
promoting sound environmental and health policies and practices to ensure the
safe production, use, recycling and disposal of metals.
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.
Association (LIA) is a market development association for the North
American lead industry. This site offers information on lead uses and benefits,
as well as environmental issues.
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.