Third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group - OEWG-3 - Montevideo, Uruguay, 2-4 April 2019

The third meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group for the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management took place from 2-4 April 2019 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

All participants are strongly encouraged to pre-register up until Friday 15th March in order to accelerate the on-site registration and badge issuance at online registration platform.

Monday, 1 April is a preparatory day, including Technical Briefings (10.00-13.00) and regional & group meetings (15.00-18.00).

Buses will be available for delegates as follows:
Morning (Hotel Radisson > Antel Arena)
Departs from 7:15 AM to 8:30 AM, every 15 minutes, or when full.
Meeting point in Montevideo city center is in front of Hotel Radisson, located in Plaza de la Independencia, 759 (Google map).
Evening (Antel Arena > Hotel Radisson)
From 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, every 30 minutes or when full
Travel time is between 30-45 minutes.

All Practical information for delegates regarding the venue and including VISA requirements and Hotel options can be found here or in the event mobile App


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Meeting documents

SAICM/OEWG.3/1 - Provisional agenda

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SAICM/OEWG.3/1 Add1 - Annotations to the Provisional Agenda

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SAICM/OEWG.3/2 - Scenario note for the third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the International Conference on Chemicals Management

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SAICM/OEWG.3/3 - Executive Summary (Advance Version) - Independent Evaluation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management from 2006 - 2015

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SAICM/OEWG.3/4 - Paper by the Co-Chairs of the intersessional process on the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020

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SAICM/OEWG.3/5 - Summary report on progress in the implementation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management for the period 2014–2016

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SAICM/OEWG.3/6 - Emerging policy issues and other issues of concern

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SAICM/OEWG.3/7 - Quick Start Programme and its trust fund

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SAICM/OEWG.3/8 - Activities, staffing and budget of the Secretariat

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/1 - Independent Evaluation of the Strategic Approach from 2006-2015

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/2 - Annotations to the paper by the Co-Chairs of the intersessional process on the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/3 - Global Chemicals Outlook II Summary for Policymakers: From Legacies to Innovative Solutions -Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/4 - Progress in Strategic Approach Implementation for 2014–2016

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/5 - Interim report on progress in the implementation of the overall orientation and guidance for achieving the 2020 goal of sound management of chemicals

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/6 - SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/6 - Activities of the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC) to support Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) Implementation

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/7 - Cooperation and coordination between the secretariat of the Minamata Convention and the Strategic Approach

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/8 - Cooperation and coordination between the secretariats of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions and the Strategic Approach

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/9 - Emerging policy issues and other issues of concern - IOMC response to requests from the fourth session of the International Conference

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/10 - Report by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the WHO Chemicals Road Map and Global Chemicals and Health Network

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/11 - Evaluation of the implementation of the integrated approach to financing the sound management of chemicals and waste

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/12 - Activities of the Special Programme to support institutional strengthening at the national level for implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, the Minamata Convention on Mercury and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/13 - Report of the Global Environment Facility to the third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group for the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/14 - Preparations for the fifth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5)

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/15 - IOMC plans for future actions to implement the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/16/Rev.1 - A submission from the United Nations Environment Programme: United Nations Environment Assembly resolutions on marine litter and microplastics and the relevance to the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/17 - Report of the ICCA-UN Environment Symposium on Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste and the Circular Economy, 11 – 13 September 2018, Chengdu, China

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/18 - Proposal by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for a new Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC) indicator for measuring progress with the sound management of chemicals and waste

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/19 - Global Chemicals Outlook II Synthesis Report: From Legacies to Innovative Solutions – Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/20 - Submission of UN Environment and the World Health Organization: The promotion of lead paint laws and enhanced actions towards 2020

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/21 - A submission by the International Panel on Chemical Pollution - Strengthening the Science-Policy Interface in International Chemicals Governance

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/22 - Analysis of Stakeholder Submissions on Sustainable Chemistry Pursuant to UNEA Resolution 2/7

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/23 - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes

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  Reports in 5 other UN languages are available through this link

SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/24 - Annex to International Conference on Chemicals Management resolution II/4 - Modalities for considering emerging policy issues

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/25 - Global Chemicals Outlook II: From Legacies to Innovative Solutions – Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (advance version)

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/26 - World Health Organization Report on Progress in the Implementation of the Strategic Approach for the period 2014-2016

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/27 - A submission from the German Environment Agency – Paper on Global Governance of Chemicals and Waste

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/28 - Submission of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): Knowledge Management and Information Sharing for the Sound Management of Industrial Chemicals

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/29/Rev.1 - A submission from the Nordic Council of Ministers - Report on the Investigation of elements in support of the global post 2020 framework for chemicals and waste

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/30 - SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/30 - Report by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the circular economy and health: opportunities and risks (2018)

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/31 - Submission from the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN): (i) IPEN Beyond 2020 Perspectives for OEWG3; (ii) IPEN Views of SAICM OEWG3; and (iii) IPEN infographic on key elements for an Enabling Framework

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/32 - SAICM Knowledge Management Strategy

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/33 - High Ambition Alliance on Chemicals and Waste

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/34 - Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC): How collective action is transforming the textile industry in a proactive and systemic way

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/35 - Submission of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR): Summary outcome document of the stakeholder workshop on strengthening governance for the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/36 - Submissions from the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3): (i) Driving transformation towards sustainable chemistry through innovation and entrepreneurship - the ISC3 global start-Up service; and (ii) Reaping the full potential of sustainable chemistry for SAICM, the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 and the 2030 Agenda

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/37 - Resolutions adopted at the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/38 - List of pre-session documents organized by agenda item for Open-ended Working Group (OEWG-3)

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SAICM/OEWG.3/INF/39 - Submission from the Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PAN Asia Pacific): Highly Hazardous Pesticide Use and Impacts in Asia: The Need for Legally Binding Protocols Beyond 2020

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