PREPCOM 2 FOR THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF
A STRATEGIC APPROACH TO
INTERNATIONAL CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT (SAICM)

4-8 October 2004, Nairobi, Kenya


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Highlights for Friday, 8 October 2004

On the closing day of SAICM PrepCom2, participants adopted a report of the meeting. It was decided that the draft elements of the overarching policy strategy, concrete measures and high-level political declaration will be annexed to the report, for further consideration at intersessional regional meetings, and at PrepCom3.

Above photo L-R: The closing dais of SAICM PrepCom2 with Muhammed Omotola, Matthew Gubb, SAICM PREPCOM President Viveka Bohn, John Buccini, Jim Willis (UNEP), and Patrick Szell. 


closing Plenary: 



Above photo: Judy Stober, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS)


Above photo: Suwit Wibulproprasert, President, Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS) proposing an  analysis for financing implementing SAICM activities.


Greenpeace suggested that NGOs and the African Group would carry out a study on the internalization of costs to society associated with chemicals production and use during the intersessional period. Above photo: Jacob Hartmann (Greenpeace International) 


Above photo L-R: Wilm Geurts (Netherlands on behalf of the EU), Alistair McGlone (UK) and Jan-Karel Kwisthout (Netherlands on behalf of the EU)



Above photo: Glenn Wiser (Center for International Environmental Law, CIEL)  supported the EU proposal on how to proceed with the intersessional work on concrete measures. 


Above photo: Abiola Olanipekun (Nigeria) making an intervention on capacity building.



Above photo L-R: Matthew Wilkinson and Clifton Curtis (WWF) in consultation during a session that discusses the further development of SAICM.


Liberia urged governments and IGOs to ensure that all events related to SAICM allow for stakeholder participation. 

Above photo: Williams O. Henry  (Liberia) 



Above photo: Jamidu Katimu (Tanzania), thanked the SAICM PrepCom President Bohn for her leadership and guidance during PrepCom2. 


Above photo L-R: Federico Perrazza (Uruguay) discussing PrepCom2 draft report with delegates from Cuba and Colombia.



Above photos: SAICM PREPCOM President Viveka Bohn presented a gift to Jim Willis (UNEP) and thanked him for his invaluable contribution to the Chemical regime. SAICM PREPCOM President Viveka Bohn gavelled the meeting to a close at 6:00pm.


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