Reporting on SAICM implementation

Reporting on SAICM implementation is a key tool in assessing progress towards the achievement of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation’s goal of sound management of chemicals by 2020. It also helps to assess progress on the individual objectives set out in the SAICM texts.

The Overarching Policy Strategy, in paragraph 24, provides that the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) will undertake periodic reviews of SAICM. In doing so, it will receive reports from all relevant stakeholders on progress in SAICM implementation. The ICCM evaluates the implementation of SAICM with a view to reviewing progress against the 2020 target and taking strategic decisions, programming, prioritizing and updating the approach as necessary.

Paragraph 26 of the Overarching Policy Strategy also assigns to regional meetings a role in reviewing progress in SAICM implementation. The functions of the SAICM secretariat, which are set down in paragraph 28 of the Strategy, include reporting to the ICCM on implementation of SAICM by all participants.

Progress report for the period 2020-2022

The Strategic Approach secretariat invites all the stakeholder groups to respond to the following survey. The secretariat will analyze and review all submissions and include relevant information in the overall Strategic Approach simple progress report for the extended 2017-2022 period (reflecting the postponement of ICCM5) to be submitted to ICCM5. It will also address progress in the implementation of the SAICM overall orientation and guidance.

Your participation in this process is important to ensure that the SAICM report on progress can provide a complete and accurate picture of SAICM implementation and provide useful information to assist in setting future priorities for the global sound management of chemicals and waste.

All SAICM stakeholders have been invited to provide a single consolidated response to the survey from their country or organization by Friday, 30 June 2023. The survey tool is aligned with the 20 indicators agreed to at the second session of ICCM (ICCM2) in May 2009 listed in Annex 1 of the survey.

The responses to the survey are as follows:

Progress report for the period 2017-2019

The third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group requested the secretariat to develop a simple progress report for the period 2017–2019 that, using existing data, provides an overview of Strategic Approach activities, accomplishments and challenges for consideration by the International Conference on Chemicals Management at its fifth session. The Strategic Approach secretariat invites all the stakeholder groups to submit progress reports they intend to submit to International Conference on Chemical Management at its fifth session by 28 February 2020. Read more.

Technical Expert Workshop on Indicators, 3-5 September 2019

A technical expert workshop on indicators, generously hosted by the Government of the United Kingdom, was held from 3 to 5 September 2019 in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The workshop was run by the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).All materials from the workshop can be found here: Read more

Stakeholder groups' progress reports for the period 2017-2019

Please see below the reports received:

Reporting indicators

Modalities for stakeholders to report on progress with respect to the implementation of SAICM were adopted at ICCM2.

20 reporting indicators and the link to the 11 SAICM basic elements

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