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Fifth Session of the Intergovernmental Forum On Chemical Safety

25-29 September 2006 | Budapest, Hungary


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HIGHLIGHTS FOR FRIDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER 2006

 

4:00 pm: IFCS President Suwit Wibulpolprasert declared IFCSV (Forum V) officially closed at 3:53 pm.

Forum V reaches agreement on the future of IFCS and the Budapest Statement on Mercury, Lead and Cadmium.
 

 

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THE PRESIDENTS

 
     
  IFCS President Suwit Wibulpolprasert steps down.   IFCS President-elect, Zoltán Szabó (Hungary).  
 
   
  IFCS President and IFCS President-elect.  
 
     
  IFCS President Suwit Wibulpolprasert recognizes the hard work of IFCS Executive Secretary Judy Stober.   Pesticide Action Network International presents IFCS President with donations for IFCS.  

STATEMENTS ON THE USE OF DDT TO CONTROL MALARIA

 
     
  Tim Meredith (WHO)   Michael Musenga (Zambia)  

AFRICA REGION STATEMENT ON ILLEGAL TRANSBOUNDARY MOVEMENT OF TOXIC WASTES IN CÔTE D'IVOIRE

 
     
  Vilma Morales (Peru)  Abiola Olanipekun (Nigeria, on behalf of the Africa Region)  

AD HOC WORKING GROUP ON HEAVY METALS

 
 

MORNING PLENARY

12:30 pm: Senegal has offered to host IFCS Forum VI, in Dakar.

The following documents have been approved:
Agenda Item 5: Future of IFCS – approved as presented
Agenda Item 7: Applying precaution in the context of chemical safety – approved with minor amendments
Agenda Item 10: Toys and Chemical Safety – approved with minor amendments
Agenda Item 12bis: Topics for the future Forum of IFCS – IFCS Secretariat agreed to forward the presented list to the FSC for consideration

Plenary is now scheduled to resume at 2:00 pm. The ad hoc working group on heavy metals, and the Latin American and Caribbean Region Group are currently in session.

11:38 am: Plenary opened at 10:00 am this morning, most agenda itens have already been agreed upon. Plenary suspended at 11:15 am for final Ad Hoc Working Group deliberations. Plenary is expected to resume at 12:00 pm, and the IFCS-V is expected to close by early afternoon.
 
     
  Georg Karlaganis (Switzerland)  Cheikh Ndiaye Sylla (Senegal)  

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Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety website
Forum V: Chemical Safety for Sustainable Development
WHO | Forum V - Side Events
World Health Organization
UNEP Chemical Programme
UNEP – Strategic Approach to Internatinal Chemicals Management (SAICM)

Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
International Programme on Chemical Safety
UNITAR Chemicals and Waste Management Programme
OECD Chemicals Programme

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