MANILA (PNA) -- A watchdog group for environmental health and justice has called upon the various sectors, particularly the government and the industry, to rally behind the move by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to uphold the people’s right to live in a toxic-free society.
Delegates from more than 100 governments, along with representatives of the chemical industry and public interest groups, will evaluate progress and plan for the future at the only international forum that addresses global and national issues related to sound chemicals management. The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) is coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
IPEN’s Citizens’ Report details the implementation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) by IPEN Participating Organizations between 2012 and 2015. More than 120 IPEN Participating Organizations actively executed more than 500 activities in 65 countries in all UN regions to work towards implementing all five objectives of the SAICM Overarching Policy Strategy and 228 of the 299 items in the Global Plan of Action.
The 2006 decision that established the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) expires in 2020. In this thought starter, IPEN highlights some ways that SAICM has proven to be an extremely important international framework for promoting and advancing chemical safety objectives, and offers some suggestions to address the urgent question: what comes next?
The 4th meeting of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4) for the SAICM will be held in Geneva from 28 September to 2 October 2015 and numerous IPEN Participating Organization representatives will be attending. Check our page here to find more ICCM4-related documents from IPEN, as well as information about IPEN's priorities for the conference, events during the conference, and more.