PREPCOM 2 FOR THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF
A STRATEGIC APPROACH TO
INTERNATIONAL CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT (SAICM)

4-8 October 2004, Nairobi, Kenya



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A Brief Introduction to THE SAICM

The concept of a SAICM has been discussed by the UNEP Governing Council (GC) in various forms since 1995, including in:

  • UNEP GC decision 18/12 of May 1995, which invites UNEP’s Executive Director to convene an expert group to consider and recommend further measures to reduce risks from a limited number of chemicals;

  • an expert group meeting in April 1996, which made recommendations in four areas, namely: inadequate capacity of developing countries to handle issues of hazardous chemicals and pesticides; disposal of unwanted stocks of pesticides and other chemicals; insufficient information for chemicals management decision-making and action; and possible need to ban and phase out certain chemicals; and

  • UNEP GC decision 19/13 of February 1997, which requests a report on options for enhanced coherence and efficiency among international activities related to chemicals.

 
Please return on 4 October for complete ENB coverage of SAICM Prepcom-2. 

 


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ENB Brief Introduction to the Rotterdam PIC Convention
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