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SAICM development :

The Strategic Approach was mandated by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and endorsed by the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 and the New York World Summit in September 2005. It has been developed by a multi-stakeholder Preparatory Committee, co-convened by UNEP, the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS) and the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC).

International and regional positions on the development of SAICM

UNEP Governing Council Decision SS.VII/3 (En, Fr, Sp), 15 February 2002

UNEP Governing Council Decision 22/4.IV (En, Fr, Sp), 1 February 2003

UNEP Governing Council Decision 23/9 (En, Fr, Sp), 25 February 2005

UNEP Governing Council Decision SS.IX/1 (En, Fr, Sp), 9 February 2006

SAICM PrepCom 1, Bangkok, November 2003

SAICM PrepCom 2, Nairobi, October 2004

SAICM PrepCom 3, Vienna, September 2005

Proposed African Arab Action Plan for Implementation of SAICM (Draft 30 January 2006)

SAICM Steering Committee

Past Meetings

Background documents

Links to IOMC and IFCS websites:

   IFCS Homepage
   IOMC Homepage