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

28 September - 2 October 2015 | Geneva, Switzerland

Highlights for Friday, 2 October 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)

Richard Lesiyampe, ICCM4 President, and Brenda Koekkoek, SAICM Secretariat,

The final day of the Fourth Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4) convened on Friday, 2 October, in Geneva, Switzerland.

In the morning, the high-level segment (HLS) reconvened. Boyan Slat, Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), The Ocean Cleanup, gave a keynote speech, followed by the plenary panel discussion, which underscored the importance of commitment from all stakeholders to achieve the 2020 goal of sound management of chemicals and waste. A number of dignitaries also made high-level statements.

The closing plenary session convened in the afternoon, where the following resolutions were adopted: the sound management of chemicals and wastes beyond 2020; the overall orientation and guidance; emerging policy issues; highly hazardous pesticides; and the activities of the Secretariat and budget. This was followed by the adoption of the report and closing statements. ICCM4 President Richard Lesiyampe closed the meeting at 6:04 pm.

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:

Closing Plenary

Muhammed Omotola, SAICM Secretariat, Jacob Duer, SAICM Secretariat, Richard Lesiyampe, ICCM4 President, and Brenda Koekkoek, SAICM Secretariat

Björn Hansen, European Commission

Pablo Medina Jimenez, Dominican Republic

Participants during plenary

High-Level Segment

Panelists during High-Level Segment

Maria Neira, Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization (WHO)

Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP

Naoko Ishii, CEO, Global Environment
Facility (GEF)

Barbara Thomson, Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa

Christian Friis Bach, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Europe

Carlos Salinas, Commissioner, Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development

Boyan Slat, Founder and CEO, The Ocean Cleanup

Manny Calonzo, Co-Chairperson, IPEN

High-Level Closing Spechees

Saeed Motesaddi Zarandi, Deputy Head,
Human Environment Division, Department
of Environment, Iran

Tuti Hendrawati Mintarsih, Director General, Solid Wastes,
Wastes and Hazardous Substances Management,
Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia

Ho Joong Lee, Director General,
Environmental Health Bureau, Ministry of Environment,
Republic of Korea

Azizan Ahmad, Secretary General,
Ministry of Natural Resources
and Environment, Malaysia

Barnaby Mulenga, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Land, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, Zambia

Crépin Gwodock, Ministre Délégué, Ministry of Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources, Forests and Seas, Gabon

Gunvor Ericson, State Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Sweden

Mahama Ayariga, Minister of State of the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ghana

Abdoulaye Balde, Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Senegal

Aramayis Grigoryan, Minister of Nature
Protection, Armenia

Around the Venue

Argentinian delegation

Roxabbe Blesam and Jeffrey Antol, Palau


Björn Hansen, European Commission, and
Keith Ripley
, IISD-RS writer, US

Jozef Buys, Belgium

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