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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 Friday, 21 September 2012
SAICM
ICCM-3 reconvened on Friday, 21 September in Nairobi, Kenya for the last day of negotiations. Delegates gathered in morning plenary to hear: updates on progress in the two contact groups on emerging policies and on financial and technical resources for implementation as well as the Budget Group; and address the agenda items on the scheduling of ICCM-4, election of the ICCM-4 Bureau members and the report of the Credentials Committee.

Following the updates and the election of the members of the Bureau for ICCM-4, plenary was adjourned at 11.30am to allow the two contact groups and the budget group to further consider their deliberations.

5.15pm – Plenary reconvenes for the closing session.

6pm – The contact group on financial and technical resources for implementation reconvenes for final discussions.

6.16pm – The contact group on financial and technical resources for implementation reaches an agreement on the extension of the QSP to ICCM 4, and acknowledges that SAICM should be an integral part of the long-term financing, as described in the UNEP ED’s proposal.

9.22pm - Deliberations on the adoption of the meeting report continue in plenary. 10.06pm - President Peitz gavelled the meeting to a close.
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"Urgency from a Polar Region," a white copper sculpture by Yuan Xikun
Plenary Session
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Scouts visiting the UN Office
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Delegates reviewing text before session
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Gabi Eigenmann, Switzerland, and Adel Shafei Osman, Egypt
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Members of the African Group conferring
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Delegates consulting text
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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 in plenary session
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Barry Reville, Australia
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George Sibley, US
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Mark Davis, FAO
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Abiola Olanipekun, Nigeria
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Ali Mohamed, Kenya
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David Kapindula, Zambia
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Members of the African Group Consulting
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Members of the Colombian delegation consulting

Contact Groups
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US and EU delegates in the Contact Group on Financial and Technical Resources for Implementation
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Guo Xiaofeng, China, and Nasser Heidari, Iran
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Antonio Otavio Sá Ricarte, Brazil
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Tim Kasten, UNEP Chemicals Branch, Gillian Guthrie, Jamaica, Jozef Buys, Belgium, and Leonor Alvarado, SAICM
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Joe DiGangi, IPEN

 

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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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