UNEP & WHO expert group: Call for applications

Environment & Climate
Call for applications to participate in a UNEP & WHO expert group on the State of the Science Report on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are seeking experts to serve as members of an expert group on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), in the context of updating the former report entitled “State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals 2012”, pursuant to resolution 5/7 of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) and resolution 76.17 of the World Health Assembly (WHA). 

The group’s anticipated main tasks will be:

  • to provide inputs on the overall approach, including the scope, outline and methodology of the new report (noting that the report will be drafted by contractor(s) and selected authors),
  • to provide guidance on relevant scientific data to be collected, as well as its quality and suitability,
  • to review the draft versions of the new report.

This work is foreseen to take place between the third quarter of 2024 and the last quarter of 2025 in order for the new report to be made available to the seventh session of UNEA in December 2025.

Further information about the expert group, the required qualifications of experts, and the criteria and process for their selection and appointment may be found in the attached call, and can be downloaded from UNEP webpage on EDC.

IAP encourages its member academies to identify suitable experts who can contribute to this UNEP/WHO process.

How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit, by e-mail to science.chemicals@un.org no later than midnight CET on 28 June 2024, their curriculum vitae (no more than 10 pages in A4 format) and list of publications relevant to the subject matter as appropriate, along with a cover letter and filled Declaration of Interest (DoI), the Form and Guidance for the DoI are attached and can be downloaded using this link here. Please note that incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.