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Second International Conference on
Chemicals Management (ICCM2)

11-15 May 2009 | Geneva, Switzerland

Highlights for Tuesday, 12 May 2009

ICCM2 considers financing

The Second Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM2) convened for its second day in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday, 12 May 2009.

During the morning, delegates resumed discussion on emerging issues and considered a US proposal to include perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) as an emerging issue. It was agreed that a decision on the consideration of PFCs would be taken on Wednesday. 

In the afternoon plenary session, delegates discussed financing for implementation. Discussion centered around whether to task the GEF with support for SAICM related activities, the possible broadening and extension of the SAICM Quickstart Programme, and the need to broaden the donor base for SAICM work.  

Contact groups on rules of procedure, emerging issues and financing convened in the evening.
Daily highlights
Monday, 11 May - Tuesday, 12 May - Wednesday, 13 May - Thursday, 14 May - Friday, 15 May
A view of the rules of procedure contact group.
L-R: Nicole Moreau, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; and Kai Savolainen, International Union of Toxicology, proposed to hold a purely scientific open forum on emerging issues in 2011.
Barry Reville, Australia, reported on the work on the emerging chemicals contact group.
Mingquan Wichayarangsaridh, Thailand, discussed the issue of lead in paint.
Around the conference
Daily highlights
Monday, 11 May - Tuesday, 12 May - Wednesday, 13 May - Thursday, 14 May - Friday, 15 May
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