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4th Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4)

28 September - 2 October 2015 | Geneva, Switzerland


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View of the Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG), venue of the 4th Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4)

Swiss musicians during the opening ceremony

The Fourth Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4) opened on Monday, 28 September in Geneva, Switzerland. Following a morning of regional and sectoral meetings, ICCM4 opened in the afternoon with a short video on SAICM, its work, and its importance, as well as cultural performance from Swiss musicians.

Delegates then heard opening statements from dignitaries, regional groups, national delegations, non-governmental organizations, trade unions, and industry groups. They also addressed: organizational matters; representation, credentials and accreditation; and progress and challenges towards the achievement of the 2020 goal of sound chemicals management.

In the evening, delegates attended a reception hosted by the Government of Switzerland.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report from the 4th Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4), which took place from 28 September to 2 October 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland. Our summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF. Available in ENB Mobile at: http://enb.iisd.mobi/chemical-saicm-iccm4/

Opening Ceremony

Richard Lesiyampe, ICCM4 President


 

 


Alexandre Fasel, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations, Geneva

Ligia Noronha, Director, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE), UNEP

 



Jacob Duer, Principal Coordinator, SAICM Secretariat

Richard Lesiyampe, ICCM4 President


Muhammed Omotola, SAICM Secretariat, Alexandre Fasel, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations, Geneva, Richard Lesiyampe, ICCM4 President, and Jacob Duer, Principal Coordinator, SAICM Secretariat


Delegates during the opening ceremony


Reggie Hernaus, European Union

Olga Speranskaya, IPEN


Heidar Ali Balouji, Iran

Kouame Georges Kouadio, Côte d'Ivoire


R.N. Jindal, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, India

Peter Orris, World Federation of Public Health Associations


Chinese delegation

Pablo Medina Jimenez, Dominican Republic


 


 

 


 

 

 

 


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