The SAICM Information Clearing House is both a centralized place for news relevant to chemicals and a repository of core resources.
The functions of the SAICM secretariat include to provide information clearing-house services, such as provision of advice to countries on implementation of SAICM, referral of requests for information to relevant sources, and facilitation of access to information and expertise in support of specific national actions. This clearing-house function is performed principally on the basis of this web-based facility. The clearing house also incorporates the Information Exchange Network on Capacity building for the Sound Management of Chemicals (INFOCAP), previously administered by the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS).
Who can contribute to the SAICM ICH?
Only people who have been granted the right to contribute to the SAICM ICH can add information in the form of weblinks and documents.
The news are distibuted in 6 main categories with sub-categories:
Knowledge & Information
Properties of Chemicals
Effects on Human Health
Effects on the Environment
Newsletters & Bulletins
Networks, Clearinghouses and Resource Guides
Health & Safety
Social & Economic Analysis
Emerging Policy Issues
Chemicals in Products
Nanotechnology and Manufactured Nanomaterials
Managing Perfluorinated Chemicals
Lead in Paint
International Binding Instruments
Regulation & Law
Civil Society Participation
Sources of Potential Support
Training and Guidance Documents
INFOCAP Training & Guidance Documents
Capacity Building Projects
Illegal International Traffic
Regional and National Mechanisms
International intruments and forums
Guidelines, Manuals, Toolkits
Public Interest NGOs