Strategic Approach and sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 - The Intersessional Process

The fourth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4), through resolution IV/4, initiated an intersessional process to prepare recommendations regarding the Strategic Approach and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020. 

ICCM4 agreed that the intersessional process should be open to all stakeholders and include, in principle, two meetings before the third meeting of the SAICM Open-ended Working Group (to be held in 2018 or early 2019) and one meeting between the third meeting of the SAICM Open-ended Working Group and the fifth session of the ICCM (scheduled for 2020).

In supporting the intersessional process, ICCM4 requested the secretariat, subject to the availability of resources, to contract an independent evaluation of the Strategic Approach for 2006-2015 in accordance with the terms of reference set out in the annex to resolution IV/4. The aim of the evaluation is to provide information to enable the intersessional process to develop recommendations and to enable the ICCM at its fifth session to take an informed decision on future arrangements for the Strategic Approach and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020.

Governments and other stakeholders in a position to do so are encouraged to contribute financial and other resources to enable the secretariat to perform its mandated functions. All potential donors are invited to consider ways in which they might support these efforts.

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Background documents (documents requested in resolution ICCM4/4)

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Reference documents (additional documents suggested by the bureau and provided by SAICM stakeholders)

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