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Science-Policy Panel

IPEN has engaged in the science-to-policy (Science-Policy) discussions under the BRS and Minamata Conventions, SAICM, and the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) for many years. In March 2022, UNEA adopted a resolution calling for the establishment of a new Science-Policy Panel to support action on chemicals, waste, and pollution.

The first Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) meeting to develop the Science-Policy panel took place in Nairobi in October 2022. 


OEWG-3  Geneva 17-21 June 2024

  • See IPEN's Quick Views here.
  • See the IPEN-CIEL press statement on scientific integrity here 
  • See IPEN's submission with background and views on conflicts of interest and confidentiality here.
  • See IPEN's OEWG-3 Interventions here.

OEWG-2  Nairobi, 11-15 December 2023

  • See IPEN's Quick Views here.
  • See Interventions from the meetings here.
  • See the meeting summary and key takeaways here.

OEWG-1.2  Bangkok, 30 January to 3 February 2023

  • See IPEN's Quick Views here.

OEWG-1 Nairobi, October 2022 

  • See background and the IPEN/CIEL statement at the event here.