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

28 September - 2 October 2015 | Geneva, Switzerland

Highlights for Tuesday, 29 September 2015

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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)

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The Fourth Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4) convened for its second day of discussions on Tuesday, 29 September, in Geneva, Switzerland. In the morning, the debate on the regional and sectoral achievements, strengths and challenges in the context of SAICM implementation resumed. The report of the Quick Start Programme (QSP) and the sound management of chemicals and waste in the context of the SDGs were also addressed.

In the afternoon, ICCM4 discussed the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 and proposals on environmentally persistent pharmaceutical pollutants (EPPPs) and highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs).

Contact groups on the overall orientation and guidance (OOG), chemicals and waste management beyond 2020 and on emerging policy issues (EPIs) were established.

Side events also took place during lunch and in the evening.

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:


Jacob Duer, SAICM Secretariat, Richard Lesiyampe, ICCM4 President, Brenda Koekkoek, SAICM Secretariat, and Masa Nagai, UNEP

Robert Nurick, Lead Impact Evaluator of the QSP, and Cameron Allen, SAICM Secretariat

Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions Secretariat

Susan Wilburn, Health Care Without Harm

Delegates consulting

Adamu Goji, Nigeria

Laura Martin, Sustainlabour

Francis Kihumba, Kenya

Kaipat Baymuhambetov, Kazakhstan

Dais during afternoon plenary

Gilbert Kuepouo, Research and Education Centre for Development

Walter Schuldt, Ecuador

Luca Arnold, Switzerland

Delegates consulting

Lowell Alik, Marshall Islands

Szymon Domagalski, Poland

Lilian Corra, International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE)

Alejandro Nario, Uruguay

Mayuka Ishida, Japan

Contact Group on the Overall Orientation and Guidance

Side Event: Ensuring global access to crop protection products

Howard Minigh, President and CEO, CropLife International

Around the Venue

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