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Programme Officer, Chemical and Health Branch

Pierre Quiblier is a Programme Officer at the Chemicals and Health Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Pierre Quiblier is a Programme Officer at the Chemicals and Health Branch of the UNEP.

Within the Branch, he developed in 2006 the UNEP-UNDP Partnership Initiative on the mainstreaming of sound management of chemicals into development plans and policies. He managed and coordinated the UNEP global publication of the Global Chemicals Outlook: Towards Sound Management of chemicals. He also ensures liaison with WHO and undertake related environment and health functions in view of strengthening the cooperation in areas of common interest. He led the development and organization of the first inter-Ministerial Health and Environment Conference in Africa held in Libreville, Gabon, 2008 and the 2nd Conference held in Luanda, Angola, 2010, as well as the 3rd Conference held in Libreville Gabon, 2018. He developed and contributes to the implementation of the GEF financed ChemObs project. A prototype in nine African countries of national integrated health and environment observatories to provide timely and evidence based information to better predict, prevent and reduce chemicals risk to human health and the environment.

In 2003, he was seconded by UNEP to WHO to co-head the joint WHO-UNEP Secretariat of the Health and Environment Linkages Initiative (HELI) to promote the strategic value of a common approach on health and environment issues.

He joined in 1993 the UNEP New York Office in which he carried out liaison functions at the United Nations Headquarters.

Pierre Quiblier graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree from Fordham University, New York.  He also finished a post-graduate degree with a DEA in political studies and graduated with a Master’s degree and post-graduation degree in Political Sciences from the University of Grenoble, France.