thanked, inter alia: the FSC, Rapporteur Rolf Hertel (Germany),
IFCS Executive Secretary Judy Stober, the Brazilian organizing
committee, the interpreters and translators, local staff, and
the hosts of FORUM IV and V. In a closing address, Izabella Teixeira
(Brazil) noted that the meeting provided a good opportunity to
exchange experiences. She said these events are significant to
subregional, regional, national and global efforts toward chemical
safety as established under Chapter 19. She expressed her hope
that excellent levels of progress could be presented at Rio+10.
She congratulated the Secretariat and the FSC, thanked the authorities
of Salvador and Bahia, and stated that all paper from the conference
would be recycled in support of the children's cancer hospital
Hickman introduced the new IFCS President, Henrique Brandao Cavalcanti,
who expressed his honor in representing his country and thanked
all participants for their support. He stated his admiration for
past presidents, and thanked the acting Brazilian Minister of
the Environment and the Vice-Governor of the State of Bahia for
speaking at the conference and thereby sensitizing the public
to the issue of chemical safety. Chair Hickman wished the participants
a safe journey home, and declared FORUM III closed at 3:15 pm.
Left photo: IFCS President Roy Hickman welcoming incoming
IFCS President Henrique Cavalcanti
supported by India, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Colombia and others, called
for recognizing the necessity and importance of providing technical
and financial assistance and technology transfer to developing countries
and countries with economies in transition, to enable them to accomplish
the FORUM III priorities beyond 2000.
will play host to FORUM IV in Bangkok in 2003 Right photo: Delegation
from Thailand headed by Siriwat Tiptaradol (third from
Quijano (PAN), on behalf of public interest NGOs, thanked
the Secretariat and the FSC for giving them the opportunity to participate,
and thanked the Brazilian hosts for its hospitality.
ENB Summary of Second Session IFCS
Linkages Chemicals page
IFCS Secretariat web site with official
documents and information
ENB's "Introduction to PIC and POPS"