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2nd Meeting of the Intersessional Process for Considering the Strategic
Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the
Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste Beyond 2020

13-15 March 2018 | Stockholm, Sweden

Highlights for Wednesday, 14 March 2018

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The second day of the meeting continued at the Quality Hotel Friends in Solna, Stockholm

On Wednesday, the second meeting of the Intersessional Process for Considering the Strategic Approach and the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste Beyond 2020 met for most of the day in five parallel discussion groups. Each group discussed the five elements of a proposed framework for chemicals and waste beyond 2020:

  • vision;
  • policy principles;
  • objectives and milestones;
  • implementation arrangements, including finance and implementation; and
  • governance.

Discussion on each element was guided by a different duo of “co-hosts” representing the five United Nations regions as well as the five sectors represented in the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) Bureau, namely public interest organizations, health sector NGOs, labor sector NGOs, industry and the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC).

At the end of the day plenary reconvened to hear the five sets of co-hosts report on the outcome of discussion group deliberations on their respective elements.

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Discussion Group 1


Delegates participate in discussion group 1


Co-Hosts for Vision Suzana Andavona, FYR Macedonia, and Bob Diderich, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Noluzuko Zukie Gwayi, South Africa


Maria Cristina Cárdenas Fischer, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions Secretariat

María Florencia Grimalt, Argentina

Jorge Peydro Aznar, EU



Discussion Group 2


Participants during discussion group 2


Teeraporn Wiriwutikorn, Thailand

Co-Hosts for Policy Principles Yahya Msangi, Labor Representative, and Maria Inés Esquivel, Panama


Lia Jasmin Esquillo, Ecowaste Coalition Philippines

Jorge Ocaña, UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Lloyd Gordon, International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA)



Discussion Group 3


Participants during discussion group 3


Sam Adu-Kumi, Ghana

Co-Hosts for Objectives and Milestones Nina Cromnier, Sweden, and Rico Euripidou, Health Representative


Lisa Svensson, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Vassilios Karavezyris, Germany

Ingela Andersson, Sweden



Discussion Group 4


Co-Hosts for Governance Csilla Magyar, Industry Representative, and Mark Gordon, South Africa


Helga Shrott, Austria

Brice Lalonde, French Water Academy

Sverre Thomas Jahre, Norway


David Azoulay, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Abbas Shafqat, Pakistan

Karissa Kovner, US


Participants during discussion group 4


Discussion Group 5


Participants during discussion group 5


Sarojini Rengam, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Asia Pacific

Co-Hosts for Implementation Olga Speranskaya, Civil Society Organization (CSO) Representative, and Mohammed Khashashneh, Jordan


Joseph Molapisi, Africa Institute

Marine Collignon, France

Joe DiGangi, International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN)



Afternoon Plenary


View of the dais during afternoon plenary


Co-Host for Objectives and Milestones Nina Cromnier, Sweden

Co-Hosts for Implementation Olga Speranskaya, Civil Society Organization (CSO) Representative, and Mohammed Khashashneh, Jordan


Co-Host for Vision Bob Diderich, OECD

Co-Host for Governance Csilla Magyar, Industry Representative

Co-Host for Policy Principles Yahya Msangi, Labor Representative



Around the Venue


Gertrud Sahler, President, Fifth International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5) meets with civil society organizations


Delegates meet informally



Pham Thi Minh Hang and Björn Beeler, IPEN








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