Partnering with International Organizations
Learn More about Our Work with International Organizations:
- The United Nations
- Arctic Council
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
- Multilateral Environmental Agreements that have been signed and ratified by the United States
EPA has a longstanding program of cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) to address the direct link between protecting public health and supporting a clean environment. We cooperate on a wide range of environmental and children’s health issues, including those associated with air quality and climate, toxic chemicals and pesticides, and water and sanitation. We also work with WHO to assess risk, to understand how environmental factors contribute to disease, and to develop WHO guidelines for environmental standards (e.g. for air and drinking water quality).
- Our activities with WHO are guided by a Memorandum of Understanding and a Cooperative Agreement.
- Learn more about EPA Collaboration with the World Health Organization.