SAICM Regional Meeting for Asia Pacific
The Asia Pacific regional meeting of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) will convene in Bangkok, Thailand, from 23-25 January 2018.
dates: 23-25 January 2018
location: Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand
SAICM Regional Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean
The Latin American and Caribbean regional meeting of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) will convene in Panama City, Panama, from 29-31 January 2018.
dates: 29-31 January 2018
location: Panama City, Panama
SAICM Regional Meeting for Africa
The African regional meeting of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) will convene in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, from 6-8 February 2018.
dates: 6-8 February 2018
location: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
SAICM Regional Meeting for EU-JUSSCANNZ
The EU-JUSSCANNZ regional meeting of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) will convene in Paris, France, on 9 February 2018.
date: 9 February 2018
location: Paris, Ile-De-France, France
SAICM Regional Meeting for Central and Eastern Europe
The Central and Eastern Europe regional meeting of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) will convene in Lodz, Poland, from 19-23 February 2018.
dates: 19-23 February 2018
location: Lodz, Lodzkie, Poland
Sixth International Marine Debris Conference (6IMDC)
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the UN Environment Programme (UN Environment, or UNEP) will organize the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference (6IMDC). The conference will promote international coordination efforts within the marine debris community, and it will build on the partnerships and successes of the Honolulu Strategy, which was developed at the last conference in 2011.
dates: 12-16 March 2018
location: San Diego, CA, US
Second Meeting of the SAICM Intersessional Process
The 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, convening from 13-15 March 2018, is expected to continue the discussions on a possible post-2020 platform for chemicals and waste, with a view to providing input to OEWG3 slated for October 2018. It will be preceded in January-February 2018 by SAICM regional meetings.
Through its Resolution IV/4, the fourth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4) held in September 2015 decided to initiate an intersessional process to prepare recommendations regarding SAICM and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 for consideration by ICCM5, expected to be held in 2020. ICCM4 decided that the intersessional process should include, in principle, two meetings before the third meeting of the SAICM Open-ended Working Group (OEWG3) and another between OEWG3 and ICCM5.
dates: 13-15 March 2018
location: Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
contact: SAICM Secretariat
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2018
The sixth session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2018), convening under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), will take place from 9-18 July 2018. The three-day ministerial meeting of the Forum will take place from 16-18 July, as part of ECOSOC's high-level segment.
The theme of HLPF 2018 will be: ‘Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies’. The sub-set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be reviewed in depth by HLPF 2018 will be: SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy), SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities), SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production), and SDG 15 (life on land). Goal 17 (Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development) is also considered each year. In addition, 48 countries are expected to present their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs).
SDG Knowledge Hub updates regarding preparations for HLPF 2018 can be found here.
dates: 9-18 July 2018
location: New York City, US
Fourteenth Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee
The Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-14) will review the possible listing of hazardous chemicals under the various annexes of the Stockholm Convention.
This meeting is taking place back-to-back with the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee.
dates: 17-21 September 2018
location: Rome, Lazio, Italy
e-mail: brs@ brsmeas.org
www: www: http://www.pops.int
Second Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP2)
The Second Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP2) is expected to convene from 19-23 November 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland.
dates: 19-23 November 2018
location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
Basel Convention COP14, Rotterdam Convention COP9 and Stockholm Convention COP9
The 14th meeting of the COP to the Basel Convention, the ninth meeting of the COP to the Rotterdam Convention and the ninth meeting of the COP to the Stockholm Convention will convene back-to-back in 2019.
dates: 29 April - 10 May 2019
location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
contact: BRS Secretariat