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Group photo OEWG

The functions of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management's (SAICM's) Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) are "to consider the implementation, development and enhancement of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals." The 1st Open-Ended Working Group for SAICM occurred in Belgrade, Serbia from 15-18 November, 2011. Approximately 25 representatives from IPEN Participating Organizations actively participated. Please see IPEN documents related to the meeting below. For more details about the meeting (background documents, agenda, etc.), please see the SAICM website.

IPEN Quick Views on the SAICM Open-Ended Working Group

In preparation for the first OEWG, IPEN prepared a "Quick Views" document that provided IPEN's viewpoints on the following meeting subjects:

•    Financial and technical resources
•    Lead in paint
•    Chemicals in products
•    Electronics
•    Nanotechnology and nanomaterials
•    Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
•    Environmentally persistent pharmaceutical pollutants (EPPP)
•    Health sector strategy
•    Rio + 20

IPEN's Views are availble in Chinese, English, Russian and Spanish.

IPEN Position Papers on Emerging Policy Issues

IPEN Interventions

Individual inventions are listed below. View the full texts of the interventions.Raghda Malass, Syria Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development

IPEN Intervention on Implementation Activities - given by Bjorn Beeler, IPEN Secretariat
IPEN Opening Statement - given by Olga Speranskaya, IPEN Co-Chair / Eco-Accord, Russia
IPEN Intervention on Reporting - given by Manny Calonzo, IPEN Co-Chair / GAIA, Philippines
IPEN Intervention on Hazardous Chemicals in Electronics - given by Birhanu Genet, Pesticide Action Nexus Association, Ethiopia
IPEN Intervention on Nanotechnology - given by David Azoulay, IPEN Nano Working Group / Center for International Environmental Law, Switzerland
IPEN Intervention on Finance - given by Joe DiGangi, IPEN Secretariat
CIEL Intervention on Finances (resolution II/3 of ICCM2) - given by David Azoulay, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Switzerland

IPEN Intervention on GEF / SGP Experience - given by Raghda Malass, Syria Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development
IPEN Intervention on Lead in Paint - given by Manny Calonzo, IPEN Co-Chair / GAIA, Philippines

Eugeniy, Manny and Olga
IPEN Intervention on Chemicals in Products- given by Olga Speranskaya, IPEN Co-Chair / Eco-Accord, Russia

IPEN Intervention on Hazardous Chemicals in the Life Cycle of Electric and Electronic Products - given by Amanda Hawes, WorkSafe, U.S.
IPEN / WECF / CIEL Intervention on Endocrine Disruptors - given by Alexandra Caterbow, WECF
IPEN/HEAL Intervention on Health Strategy - given by Gohar Khojayan, Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment
IPEN Intervention on Rio + 20 - given by Joe DiGangi, IPEN Secretariat (Spanish PDF)


Amanda Hawes, WorkSafe, US

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