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Regional meetings

The International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) decided its resolution I/1 that intersessional work should be promoted through, among other things, regional meetings. The SAICM Overarching Policy Strategy, in paragraph 26, indicates that the functions of the regional meetings will include:

    1. To review progress on implementation of the Strategic Approach within the regions;
    2. To provide guidance on implementation to all stakeholders at a regional level;
    3. To enable technical and strategic discussions and exchange of information to take place.

Initial planning for regional meetings was undertaken in consultation with regional focal points, as reflected in planning notes of 10 May 2006 and 26 June 2006 . Regional meetings have been generously supported by a number of donor and host Governments. The following regional and subregional meetings and meetings of regional coordination bodies have been held:





Central & Eastern Europe


Latin America and the Caribbean


Western European and Others group