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Third Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM-3)

17-21 September 2012 | Nairobi, Kenya

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Highlights for Monday, 17 September 2012
SAICM
ICCM-3 opened on Monday, 17 September, 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya. In the morning, delegates met in an opening session and heard statements by Chirau Ali Makwere, Kenya’s Minister for the Environment and Mineral Resources, and Achim Steiner, UN Environment Programme’s Executive Director (UNEP ED). They also considered organizational matters, and adopted the agenda

In the afternoon, the Conference discussed the evaluation and progress in implementing SAICM, including regional progress reports as well as hearing a report on the 20 indicators of reporting on progress. They further discussed emerging issues such as lead in paint, chemicals in products and hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products and established a contact group for further deliberations on the two issues.

In the evening, ICCM-3 delegates met in a contact group on emerging policy issues. They also attended a reception hosted by the government of Kenya.
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The front of UN Offices in Nairobi
Morning Session
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Chirau Ali Makwere,
Kenya’s Minister for the Environment and Mineral Resources
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Achim Steiner,
Executive Director, UNEP
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Tim Kasten, Head, UNEP Chemicals, Johanna Lissinger-Peitz, President of ICCM-3, Leonor Alvarado, Coordinator of SAICM,
and Masa Nagai, UNEP Legal Officer
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Li Lei, China
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Johanna Lissinger-Peitz, President of ICCM-3
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Adel Shafei Osman, Egypt
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Tyesha Turner, Jamaica
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Per Nylykke, Denmark, speaking on behalf of the EU and its 27 Member States, and Croatia
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Luay S. Al Mukhtar, Iraq

Afternoon Session
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Delegates in the afternoon session
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Diogo Coehlo, Brazil
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Jerzy Majka, Poland
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Bjorn Hansen, European Commission
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George Sibley, US
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Barry Reville, Australia
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Daniel Ziegerer, Switzerland

Contact Group
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Brenda Koekkoek, UNEP Chemicals, and Co-Chairs Cheryl Baillard, Canada, and Marcus Richards, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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Jack Weinberg, the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN)
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David Piper, UNEP Chemicals

 

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Related Links
SAICM resources
*Meeting website
*Annotated provisional agenda
*Meeting documents
*Scenario note
*Timetable
*Exhibition and side-events
*Introductory letter from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director and the World Health Organization (WHO) Director Generals
*SAICM texts

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Third Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Regional Meeting on the SAICM, 2-3 June 2011, Panama City, Panama (English: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of ICCM2, 11-15 May 2009, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Open-ended Legal and Technical Working Group (OELTWG) for ICCM2, 21-24 October 2008, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters, Rome, Italy (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the Sixth session of the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS VI), 15-19 September 2008, Dakar, Senegal
*IISD RS coverage of ICCM1, 4-6 February 2006, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
*IISD RS coverage of the Third session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the Development of a SAICM, 19-24 September 2005, Vienna, Austria
*IISD RS coverage of SAICM PrepCom-2, 4-8 October 2004, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of SAICM PrepCom-1, 9-13 November 2003, United Nations Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand
*IISD RS archive of meetings on chemicals management, and backgrounder
*Chemicals-L - A news and announcement list on chemicals news and policy developments
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Sustainable Energy Activities
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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