Third Session on the Intergovernmental
Forum on Chemical Safety Salvador,Brazil
14-20 October 2000
Highlights from Wednesday,
On the fourth
day of FORUM III, Regional Groups met during the morning. Delegates
assembled in an afternoon Plenary to discuss Barriers to Information
Exchange, Information Exchange for Chemical Production Decision-making,
Emission Inventories, and Awareness Raising. The ad hoc working
groups on priorities for action, the Bahia Declaration, and the
prevention of illegal traffic also convened during breaks and
in the evening.
William Sanders (US) facilitator for the "Barriers to
Information Exchange for the Sound Management of Chemicals"
session, stated that having access to the Internet is an integral
component of capacity building but is insufficient on its own. He
noted that officials in many developing nations are often left out
of the international exchange of chemical information.
Willis (UNEP) said that the US/UNEP pilot project addresses
a clear capacity building need in developing countries.