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

28 September - 2 October 2015 | Geneva, Switzerland

Highlights for Wednesday, 30 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)

R.N. Jindal, India, and Brenda Koekkoek, SAICM Secretariat

The Fourth Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4) convened for its third day of discussions on Wednesday, 30 September, in Geneva, Switzerland. In the morning, the contact groups on the overall orientation and guidance (OOG), sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020, and emerging policy issues (EPIs) reported back on the previous evening’s discussions. Discussions then turned to agenda items under EPIs and other issues of concern, which included debate on highly hazardous pesticides, lead in paint, chemicals in products, hazardous substances within the life-cycle of electrical and electronic products, and nanotechnologies and manufactured nanomaterials.

In the afternoon, ICCM4 resumed debate on EPIs and other issues of concern, including perfluorinated chemicals and nanotechnologies and manufactured nanomaterials, addressed activities of the Secretariat and the budget, and discussed the date and venue for ICCM5.

The contact group on the OOG met in parallel to afternoon plenary, while the contact group on EPIs convened in the late afternoon and continued to work into the evening.

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:


View of the dais

Richard Lesiyampe, ICCM4 President

Silvija Nora Kalnins (Latvia), Co-Chair, EPIs Contact Group

Brazilian delegates consulting

Argentinian delegation

Sylvain Ouedraogo, Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)

Anette Ejersted (Denmark), Co-Chair, OOG Contact Group

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

Joe DiGangi, IPEN


Mengjiao Wang, Greenpeace International

Said Ali Thaoubahe, Comoros

R.N. Jindal, India

Participants during plenary

Juan Miguel Cuna, The Philippines

Chandra Dantam, ICCA


Anna Makarova, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)

Matias Hernandez, Venezuela


Björn Hansen, European Commission


Imogen Ingram, Island Sustainability Alliance Cook Islands (ISACI)

Contact Group on EPIs

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