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1st Meeting of the Intersessional Process for Considering the
Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)
and the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste Beyond 2020

7-9 February 2017 | Brasilia, Brazil

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SAICM The First Meeting of the Intersessional Process for Considering SAICM and the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste Beyond 2020 entered its second day of discussions today in Brasilia, Brazil.

The morning session opened with summaries of key points by the moderators of the two informal dialogues held the previous day on the themes “Looking ahead – SAICM and sound management of chemicals and waste in the light of future developments” and “Challenges and opportunities for sustainable chemistry to contribute to sustainable development.”

The plenary throughout the rest of the day focused on in-depth discussions of agenda item 5, “Beyond 2020,” in terms of: vision and scope; the voluntary, multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral approach currently used by SAICM; responding to new and emerging issues; and financing implementation of the sound management of chemicals and waste.

Before and after the plenary, focus groups were held to provide input from regional groups to the consultant preparing the independent evaluation of SAICM.

During the lunch hour two more informal dialogues were held on the themes “Engaging partners to deliver the vision beyond 2020” and “Responding to a changing world: Addressing urgent and emerging issues.”

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Plenary

A view of the room during plenary


Achim Halpaap (left), UN Environment, and Fernando J. Gómez, World Economic Forum, report on Tuesday’s informal dialogues


Co-Chair David Morin, Health Canada, and Brenda Koekkoek, SAICM Secretariat

Jorge Peydro Aznar, EU


Jutta Emig, Germany

Alison Kennedy and Suzanne Leppinen, Canada


Sofia Tingstorp, Sweden

Heidar Ali Balouji, Iran


Rikke Holmberg, Denmark

Vinicius Trindade, Brazil


Felix Wertli, Switzerland

Jianhong Meng, China


Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Shah Gilani, Pakistan

Richard Fuller, Pure Earth


Maria Neira, World Health Organization (WHO), addressed delegates via a video message


Rowena Watson, US

María Florencia Grimalt, Argentina


Francis Kihumba, Kenya

Juan Gómez, Colombia


Sverre Thomas Jahre, Norway

Somang Yang, CropLife


Vladimir Lenev, Russian Federation

Meriel Watts, PAN Asia Pacific


Rachid Wahabi, Morocco

Gilbert Kuepouo, Research and Education Centre for Development, Cameroon


David Azoulay, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Carolyn Vickers, WHO


Michael Musenga, Children’s Environmental Health Foundation (CEHF), Zambia

Junichi Matsumoto, Japan


Odile Frank, NGO Forum for Health

Rinchen Wangdi, Bhutan


Griffins Ochieng’, Centre for Environment Justice and Development (CEJAD), Kenya

Pirkko Kivelä, Finland


Tadesse Amera, Pesticide Action Nexus Association (PAN-Ethiopia)

Vassilios Karavezyris, Germany


Jorge Ocaña, UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Petronella Shoko, Zimbabwe


Marie-Pierre Meganck, France

Bob Diederich, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


Informal Dialogue 3: Engaging Partners to Deliver the Vision Beyond 2020

Felix Dodds, Tellus Institute, moderated the informal dialogue


Informal Dialogue 4: Responding to a Changing World: Addressing Urgent and Emerging Issues

L-R: Moderator Carolyn Vickers, WHO; María Esquivel García, Ministry of Health, Panama; Richard Fuller, Pure Earth; Thais Araújo Cavendish, Ministry of Health, Brazil; Lady Virginia Traldi, Environment Company of the State of São Paulo (CETESB), Brazil; and Alan Kaufmann, Toy Industry Association



Around the Venue

Delegates consult informally


Delegates networking



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