Linkages home
SAICM
Earth Negotiations Bulletin
 
Summary and Analysis
 
Monday, 27 October 2008
 
htm
 
View HTML version
 
pdf
 
Download PDF version
Sign up for ENB
Sign up for Chemicals-l
 
Open-ended Legal and Technical Working Group (OELTWG) for the second International Conference
on Chemicals Management (ICCM2)


21-24 October 2008
UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters, Rome, Italy

Highlights for Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Members of the SAICM Secretariat during the opening plenary.
Daily highlights
Tuesday, 21 October - Wednesday, 22 October - Thursday, 23 October - Friday, 24 October

The first meeting of the Open-Ended Legal and Technical Working Group (OELTWG) of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) convened for its first day on 21 October 2008, at FAO headquarters, in Rome, Italy. 

In the morning, Matthew Gubb, SAICM Secretariat, welcomed participants to the first OELTWG. Peter Kenmore, FAO, on behalf of the Director General of the FAO, highlighted the activities of FAO in implementing SAICM.

The Secretariat suggested, and delegates agreed, to work on the basis of the rules of procedure of the preparatory committee for the development of SAICM, mutatis mutandis. Delegates then elected Osvaldo Alvarez (Chile) as Chair as well as the other members of the Bureau: Abiola Olanipekun (Nigeria), Kateřina Šebková (Czech Republic), Barry Reville (Australia) and Mohammed Khashashneh (Jordan).

Throughout the day delegates undertook an initial “read through” of the rules of procedure of the preparatory committee for the development of SAICM (SAICM/OELTWG.1/2) and considered how these could be adapted to serve the International Committee on Chemicals Management (ICCM). Delegates continued discussions on rules of procedure related to the bureau, late into the evening.
Matthew Gubb, SAICM, welcomed delegates to the first meeting of the OELTWG.
Peter Kenmore, FAO, discussed FAO's role in implementing SAICM.
Participants during the morning session.
Daily highlights
Tuesday, 21 October - Wednesday, 22 October - Thursday, 23 October - Friday, 24 October

Related Links
UNEP resources
Meeting’s website
Meeting’s documents
Annotated provisional agenda
Rules of procedure of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
Preparation of the rules of procedure of the International Conference on Chemicals Management and its subsidiary bodies

IISD RS resources
IISD RS coverage of the Second Meeting of the Ad-Hoc Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) to Review and Assess Measures to Address the Global Issue of Mercury, 6-10 October 2008, UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
IISD RS coverage of the Ninth Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GMEF), 7-9 February 2006, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
IISD RS Chemicals Management page
Chemicals-l - A news and announcement list on chemicals news and policy developments
Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
MEA Bulletin- Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
African Regional Coverage
CLIMATE-L.ORG - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
| Back to IISD RS "Linkages" | Visit IISDnet | Send e-mail to IISD RS |
© 2008, IISD. All rights reserved.