In the framework of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), AWHHE representative participated in the third meeting of the intersessional process for SAICM and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 from 1 to 4 October in Bangkok, Thailand.

Below is summary of the meeting outcome by the SAICM Secretariat:

Outcomes of IP3


The meeting was structured around four important thematic areas: targets, milestones and indicators; institutional arrangements; mechanisms to support implementation; and financial considerations. As the week progressed, participants made a number of important advances in each area which will serve as an important contribution towards the preparation of recommendations on the Strategic Approach and the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste beyond 2020 for consideration at ICCM5.


We would like to highlight a number of key outcomes from the meeting:

  •  The secretariat was requested to consolidate the outputs of IP3 into a draft for deliberation at the fourth meeting of the intersessional process (IP4), under the guidance of the IP co-chairs and in consultation with the ICCM5 Bureau.
  •  The Government of Germany offered to host a special workshop before IP4 to discuss a possible enhanced enabling framework for beyond 2020.
  •  A technical working group on targets, milestones and indicators was established to support further work in this area between now and IP4. Further details on this are forthcoming.
  •  The secretariat was requested to prepare proposals for submission to IP4 for a potential name of the future instrument.

 In-Session documentation and information is available for all at the following link:  


Meeting coverage by the Earth Negotiations Bulletin: