About Us

The E-Waste monitors are developed and supported by the following organizations.

United Nations University

United Nations University (UNU) is an autonomous organ of the UN General Assembly dedicated to generating and transferring knowledge and strengthening capacities relevant to global issues of human security, development, and welfare. The University operates through a worldwide network of research and training centres and programmes, coordinated by UNU Centre in Tokyo.


UNU-ViE Sustainable Cycles (SCYCLE)

Sustainable Cycles (SCYCLE) is a programme hosted by UNU-ViE based in Bonn, Germany. Its activities are focused on the development of sustainable production, consumption/usage, and disposal of ubiquitous goods with a special focus on electrical and electronic equipment. SCYCLE leads the global e-waste discussion and advances sustainable e-waste management strategies based on life-cycle thinking.


StEP Initiative

The Solving the e-waste problem (Step) Initiative is a collaborative global initiative uniquely leading global thinking, knowledge, awareness and innovation in the management and development of environmentally, economically and ethically-sound e-waste resource recovery, re-use and prevention.


Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan

The Japanese Ministry of the Environment contributed to the development of the “Regional E-Waste Monitor East and Southeast Asia” with substantial monetary support. The E-waste issue is one of the priority programmes under the Basel Convention supported by Japan.

ISWA, The International Solid Waste Association

ISWA – the International Solid Waste Association – is a global, independent and non-profit making association, working in the public interest and is the only worldwide association promoting sustainable, comprehensive and professional waste management. www.iswa.org


ITU, The International Telecommunication Union

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), driving innovation in ICTs together with 193 member states and a membership of nearly 800 private sector entities and academic institutions. Established over 150 years ago in 1865, ITU is the intergovernmental body responsible for coordinating the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promoting international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, improving communication infrastructure in the developing world, and establishing the worldwide standards that foster the seamless interconnection of a vast range of communications systems. From broadband networks to cutting-edge wireless technologies, aeronautical and maritime navigation, radio astronomy, oceanographic and satellitebased earth monitoring, as well as converging fixed-mobile phone, Internet and broadcasting technologies, ITU is committed to connecting the world. www.itu.int