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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 THURSDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2006

On Thursday morning, IFCS-V (Forum V) participants met in regional groups and then convened in plenary. In the afternoon there was a meeting of contributor countries, followed by field trips. Working groups met in the evening and late into the night.

The working groups on precaution, and toys and chemical safety met in the evening, followed by the working groups on heavy metals, and lastly, the working group on the future of IFCS.

Deliberations continued until CEST 01:30 am.

 


IFCS President Suwit Wibulpolprasert gives his support for the future of IFCS.

 

REGIONAL MEETINGS

 
       
  Ivana Halle (Croatia)   Osvaldo Alvarez (Chile)   Sayed Ali Mohammad Mousavi (Iran)  
 
       
  Karmen Krajnc (Slovenia)   Sergia Oliveira (Brazil)   Anuar Mokhtar (Malaysia)  

Plenary: TOYS AND CHEMICAL SAFETY

 
     
  Katherine Shea (IFCS Advisor)   Boris Kurlyandskiy (Russian Federation)  
 

Plenary: PRECAUTION

 
     
  Joel Tickner (Lowell Center for Sustainable Production)   Abiola Olanipekun (Nigeria)  
 
       
  Glenn Wiser (CIEL)   Matt Burton (USA)   Meriel Watts (PAN Asia and Pacific)  

Plenary: HEAVY METALS

 
     
  Monika Luxem (Germany)   Alo Babajide (University of Lagos)  
 
       
  Jenny Pronczuk (WHO)   Maria Doa (USA)   Cheryl Beillard (Canada)  
 
     
  Pirkko Kivelä (Finland)   Takashi Fukushima (Japan)  

Plenary: FUTURE OF IFCS

 
     
  Georg Karlaganis (Switzerland)   Jack Weinberg (EHF)  
 
       
  Björn Beeler (IPEN)   Silvani Mng'anya (Agenda for Environment and Responsible Development)   Lilian Corra (ISDE)  

CONTRIBUTORS MEETING

 
 
 
  Judy Stober (IFCS Executive Secretary)  

AFTERNOON FIELD TRIP

 
As the Sun sets in Budapest, delegates returned from field trips to resume working group discussions.

AD HOC WORKING GROUP ON TOYS AND CHEMICAL SAFETY

 
 
 
     
  Ravi Agarwal (Toxics Link)   Yona Amitai (Israel)  

AD HOC GROUP ON HEAVY METALS

 
     
  Jacqueline Alvarez (Uruguay, on behalf of GRULAC)   John Atherton (ICMM)  
 
From left to right: Cheryl Beillard (Canada), Satendar Singh (Canada), and Bjørn Erikson (ICFTU) .

AD HOC WORKING GROUP ON FUTURE OF IFCS

 
 

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Related Links

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

Links to ENB/YMB coverage

Fourth Session of the IFCS
Third Session of the IFCS
Second Session of the IFCS
Archives of IFCS meetings
ENB Coverage of meetings on Chemicals Management
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