5-9 July 2021 Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Fifth Meeting of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5) [Postponed]

The ICCM was originally scheduled to take place in October 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fifth Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5) was rescheduled to take place from 5-9 July 2021. In February 2021, it was postponed indefinitely.

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. 

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dates: 5-9 July 2021
location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
www: http://www.saicm.org/About/ICCM/ICCM5/tabid/8207/language/en-US/Default.aspx

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