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for Friday, 8 October 2004
On the closing day of SAICM PrepCom2, participants adopted a report of the meeting. It was decided that the draft elements of the overarching policy strategy, concrete measures and high-level political declaration will be annexed to the report, for further consideration at intersessional regional meetings, and at PrepCom3.
Above photo L-R: The closing dais of SAICM PrepCom2 with Muhammed
Omotola, Matthew Gubb, SAICM PREPCOM President Viveka Bohn,
John Buccini, Jim Willis (UNEP), and Patrick Szell.
Above photo: Judy Stober,
Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety
Above photo: Suwit Wibulproprasert, President,
Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS) proposing an
analysis for financing implementing SAICM activities.
Greenpeace suggested that NGOs and the African Group would carry out a study on the internalization of costs to society associated with chemicals production and use during the intersessional period.
Above photo: Jacob
Hartmann (Greenpeace International)
Above photo L-R: Wilm Geurts (Netherlands on behalf of the EU),
Alistair McGlone (UK) and Jan-Karel Kwisthout
(Netherlands on behalf of the EU)
photo: Glenn Wiser (Center for International Environmental
Law, CIEL) supported the EU proposal on how to proceed with the
intersessional work on concrete measures.
photo: Abiola Olanipekun (Nigeria) making an intervention on
Above photo L-R: Matthew Wilkinson and Clifton Curtis
(WWF) in consultation during a session that discusses the further
development of SAICM.
Liberia urged governments and IGOs to ensure that all events related to SAICM allow for stakeholder participation.
Above photo: Williams O. Henry (Liberia)
Above photo: Jamidu Katimu (Tanzania), thanked the SAICM
PrepCom President Bohn for her leadership and guidance during
photo L-R: Federico Perrazza (Uruguay) discussing PrepCom2
draft report with delegates from Cuba and Colombia.
Above photos: SAICM PREPCOM President Viveka Bohn presented a
gift to Jim Willis (UNEP) and thanked him for his invaluable
contribution to the Chemical regime. SAICM PREPCOM President Viveka Bohn
gavelled the meeting to a close at 6:00pm.