The ICCM undertakes periodic reviews of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), which is a policy framework to promote chemical safety around the world..
The functions of the ICCM are to: receive reports from all relevant stakeholders on progress in implementation of SAICM and to disseminate information as appropriate; evaluate the implementation of SAICM with a view to reviewing progress against the 2020 target and taking strategic decisions, programming, prioritizing and updating the approach as necessary; provide guidance on implementation of SAICM to stakeholders; report on progress in implementation of SAICM to stakeholders; promote implementation of existing international instruments and programmes; promote coherence among chemicals management instruments at the international level; promote the strengthening of national chemicals management capacities; work to ensure that the necessary financial and technical resources are available for implementation; evaluate the performance of the financing of SAICM; focus attention and call for appropriate action on emerging policy issues as they arise and to forge consensus on priorities for cooperative action; promote information exchange and scientific and technical cooperation; provide a high‑level international forum for multi‑stakeholder and multi-sectoral discussion and exchange of experience on chemicals management issues with the participation of non‑governmental organizations in accordance with applicable rules of procedure; and promote the participation of all stakeholders in the implementation of SAICM.
The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of ICCM 4 is here.
dates: 5-9 October 2020
location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany