The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The Stockholm Convention was ratified in 2004 and the National Implementation Plan on POPs Reduction and Elimination was developed in the framework of the project: ”Enabling activities to facilitate early action on the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Republic of Macedonia”.

Pesticides projects that have been implemented:

  • 2011: Implementation of Public Awareness and inventory pilot project and development of a handbook on Obsolete Pesticides and POPs Management is on-going, financed by the GEF/FAO EECCA Project.
  • 2010-2011: Disposal of waste laboratory chemicals from the institute of public health of the Republic of Macedonia, financed by the Swiss SECO, Government of Norway Kingdom and the national government.
  • 2005-2010: Activities for finding solutions for remediation of the HCH (Lindane) landfill of 35,000 metric tonnes at OHIS site, Skopje, financed by the government of the Italian Republic and the government of the Czech Republic.
  • 2005-2006: Elimination of hazardous chemicals (DDT, MeBr, CYCLON B), financed by Swiss SECO.
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