About regional activities
SAICM utilizes the informal regional structure of the United Nations General Assembly comprising the following:
- African region
- Asia-Pacific region
- Central and Eastern European region
- Latin American and Caribbean region
- Western European and Others Group
Since the adoption of SAICM in February 2006, all regions have had at least one regional meeting and there have also been a number of subregional meetings.
Each region has a regional focal point. At their first regional meetings, several regions developed terms of reference to guide the work of their focal points.
The African, Central and Eastern European, and Latin American and Caribbean regions have established regional coordination bodies.
All regions are participating in the SAICM Quick Start Programme