High-Level Declaration

CALL FOR SUBMISSION OF VIEWS: Possible High-Level Declaration of the Fifth International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5)

Written input is due on 14 July 2023 through the SAICM Secretariat, saicm.chemicals@unep.org, and the German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, CII3@bmu.bund.de.

High-Level Declaration Informal Drafting Group


The Co-chairs of the Intersessional Process (IP) together with the ICCM5 Bureau have developed a plan to continue the dialogue and keep up momentum towards agreement on a successor to SAICM for strengthening the sound management of chemicals and waste (SMCW) for a just and resilient world beyond 2020.

One essential element is a possible ICCM5 High-level Declaration (HLD). This declaration could renew the commitment enshrined in the Dubai Declaration from 2006.

ICCM5 President has proposed to prepare this High-Level Declaration, through the informal drafting group which has already been formed, for the purpose of being adopted during the hosting of the ICCM5.

In her consultations and with guidance from Bureau members on a possible HLD process, “it became clear there is a strong need for this to be an open, transparent and inclusive process. Building on this desire, and inspired by the process followed by UNEA, I am convinced the work needed to develop a possible  HLD at ICCM5 should first and foremost be based on input, ideas, suggestions and views of all stakeholders in the Intersessional Process”, ICCM5 President, Gertrud Sahler stated.

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