The third session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM 3) (http://www.saicm.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=82:iccm-3&catid=90:iccm-3&Itemid=473) gathered Governments and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in Nairobi, Kenya, from 17 to 21 September 2012.
ICCM3 has marked a major milestone in the implementation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) (http://www.saicm.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=71&Itemid=473 ) since its adoption in 2006. For the first time, the Conference reviewed progress in the implementation of the SAICM with data on the 20 indicators of progress adopted at the second session. The Conference also evaluated implementation, addressed emerging policy issues, considered new activities for addition to the Global Plan of Action, evaluated the financing of the SAICM and took strategic decisions for the future. The Conference considered recommendations from the Executive Board of the Quick Start Programme regarding the future of the Programme and its trust fund. The session included a high-level segment, incorporating opportunities for formal statements, two round table discussions as well as other special events.
The documents are posted on the website:
- ICCM 3 meeting documents (http://www.saicm.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=89:iccm-3-meeting-documents&catid=90:iccm-3&Itemid=527)
- drafted and proposed resolutions on chemicals in products, lead in paint, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, managing perfluorinated chemicals, SAICM financial arrangement, etc. (http://papersmart.unep.org/data/CRPs/index.html)
- draft report of the ICCM 3 on the work of its third session (http://papersmart.unep.org/data/Draft-Report/index.html)
- contact group on emergency policy issue (http://papersmart.unep.org/data/Small-Groups/index.html), etc.
AWHHE was invited as an organization, who could offer an advanced expertise in public participation in environmental decision-making and in the implementation of the SAICM.