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SAICM ICCM5: Global Framework on Chemicals

The Fifth International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5) convened in Bonn, Germany from 21-25 September, 2023. IPENers from all over the world actively participated in the regional meetings, intersessional process, and the ICCM. The meetings resulted in the adoption of a new ‘Global Framework on Chemicals – For a planet free of harm from chemicals and waste’, the Bonn Declaration, and conference resolutions. The new Global Framework on Chemicals outlines a roadmap for countries and stakeholders to collaboratively address the lifecycle of chemicals, including products and waste. It also calls for preventing the illegal trade and trafficking of chemicals and waste, implementing legal frameworks, phasing out highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) in agriculture by 2035 and global framework fund. A new Gender resolution was adopted in the conference.

Three IPEN POs from the South Asia: CEPHED in Nepal, ESDO in Bangladesh and Toxics Link in India participated in the conference.

Nepal won the future policy award at the SAICM ICCM5 for mercury free dentistry. CEPHED played a key role in phasing out mercury from the dental sector in Nepal.

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