The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)/Global Environment Facility (GEF) created a capacity-building initiative to support the Global Monitoring Plan (GMP) for persistent organic pollutants (POPs), in which the collection of high-quality, comparable, POPs-monitoring data from all regions is critical for the identification of time trends and regional and global environmental transport. In a series of projects involving countries in West and East Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and the South Pacific, the study design consisted of a combination of theoretical and hands-on training provided by a pool of three expert laboratories appointed by UNEP combined with POPs analysis in all areas by expert laboratories. © 2013 .
Leslie, H. A., Bavel, B., Abad, E., & de Boer, J. (2013). Towards comparable POPs data worldwide with global monitoring data and analytical capacity building in Africa, Central and Latin America, and the South Pacific. TrAC. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 46, 85-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2013.01.009