Third meeting of the intersessional process considering the Strategic Approach and sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020

Bangkok, Thailand, 1-4 October 2019

 

The third meeting of the intersessional process wase held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, from 1 to 4 October 2019. Regional meetings and technical briefings took place on 30 September 2019.

These meetings support stakeholders in their efforts to elaborate the future arrangements of the Strategic Approach and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 for consideration and adoption at the next session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5) to be held in Bonn, Germany, from 5 to 9 October 2020.


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Information for participants

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Meeting Flow (tentative)

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Meeting documents (working documents prepared for the meeting)

SAICM/IP.3/1 - Provisional agenda

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SAICM/IP.3/1/Add.1 - Annotated provisional agenda

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SAICM/IP.3/2 - Scenario note prepared by the co-chairs of the intersessional process

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SAICM/IP.3/3 - Additional measures to achieve multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder engagement, prepared by the co-chairs of the intersessional process

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SAICM/IP.3/4 - Addressing issues of concern, prepared by the co-chairs of the intersessional process

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SAICM/IP.3/5/Corr.1- Other mechanisms to support implementation, prepared by the co-chairs of the intersessional process - Corrigendum

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SAICM/IP.3/6 - Principles and approaches, prepared by the co-chairs of the intersessional process

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SAICM/IP.3/7 - Review of examples of successful mechanisms for cost recovery and implementation of the Polluter Pays Principle

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SAICM/IP.3/8 - Draft assessment on linkages with other clusters related to chemicals and waste management and options to coordinate and cooperate on areas of common interest

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SAICM/IP.3/9 - Executive Summary - Independent Evaluation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management from 2006 - 2015

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SAICM/IP.3/10 - Secretariat analysis of options for modalities to assess progress beyond 2020

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SAICM/IP.3/11 - Proposal from the secretariat for Strategic Approach progress reporting for 2017-2019

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Information documents (information documents prepared for the meeting)

SAICM/IP.3/INF/1 - Report on the work of the Open-ended Working Group of the International Conference on Chemicals Management at its third meeting

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SAICM/IP.3/INF/2 - Report from the technical expert workshop on indicators for the Strategic Approach Beyond 2020

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SAICM/IP.3/INF/3 - Independent Evaluation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management from 2006 - 2015

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SAICM/IP.3/INF/4 - Submission from the German Environment Agency - Enhancing the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020

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SAICM/IP.3/INF/5 - Evaluation of the implementation of the integrated approach to financing the sound management of chemicals and waste

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SAICM/IP.3/INF/6 - The Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions and their contribution to the sound management of chemicals and wastes

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SAICM/IP.3/INF/7 - The contributions of the Minamata Convention on Mercury to the sound management of chemicals and waste

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SAICM/IP.3/INF/8 - 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/IP.3/INF/9 - Update by the United Nations Environment Programme on relevant work undertaken in response to United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) Resolution 4/8

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SAICM/IP.3/INF/10 - UNITAR the outcomes of the 9-10 September 2019 workshop on governance and institutional arrangements

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SAICM/IP.3/INF/11 - The role of private standards, labels and certification mechanisms in the Post 2020 Chemicals and Waste Framework- Submission by the Government of Switzerland

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SAICM/IP.3/INF/12 - The Illegal Trade in Chemicals

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SAICM/IP.3/INF/13 - Update on the Strategic Approach Global Environment Facility Project

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SAICM/IP.3/INF/14 - Joint Statement of the High Ambition Alliance on chemicals and wastes

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Documents received from SAICM Stakeholders for IP3

Guidance on chemicals control contributing to national progress and safety - Submission from UNEP in the context of the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)

    1. An information document on the Benefits of Chemicals Control
    2. National Authority for Chemicals Control: Structure and Funding
    3. Risk Reduction Tools for Chemicals Control
    4. Enforcement for Chemicals Control Legislation
Submission from ICCA
    1. ICCA views on the SAICM and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020
    2. ICCA-UN Environment Symposium on Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste and the Circular Economy
    3. Knowledge Management and Information Sharing for the Sound Management of Industrial Chemicals
    4. Industry Financing for SAICM Post-2020
Submission from CropLife
    1. Tracking the implementation of SAICM
    2. Ensuring the sound management of pesticides

New Mechanism of Action: criteria for elevation of obligations to progress SAICM Issues of Concerns (IoCs) in the post 2020 multilateral regime for chemicals and waste (updated version 30 September 2019) - Submission from the following organisations: Health and Environment Justice Support (HEJSupport), Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC), Pesticide Action Network (PAN International), European Environmental Bureau (EEB), German NGO Forum on Environment and Development, Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Canadian Environmental Law Association, Centre for Environmental Justice And Development (CEJAD), Confederación de Ecologistas en Acción, groundWork - Friends of the Earth South Africa, Društvo Ekologi brez meja, Gallifrey Foundation, ZERO – Associação Sistema Terrestre Sustentável, RighOnCanada.ca, Citizens' Network on Waste Management, Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF), Public Eye, Women’s Healthy Environments Network, Friends of the Earth Germany.

    1. New Mechanism of Action: SAICM IoCs beyond 2020: The case of Chemicals in Products (CiP)
    2. New Mechanism of Action: SAICM IoCs beyond 2020: The case of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs)
    3. New Mechanism of Action: SAICM IoCs beyond 2020: The case of Per and Poly Fluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)

Submission from IPEN

Linking Human Health and the Environment - Open letter from the International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE)

Resolution adopted on the protection of the rights of workers exposed to hazardous substances and wastes - Submission from the Human Rights Council (HRC)

Input towards the Beyond 2020 Indicator Development Process - Submission from ILO

Compilation of the C&W related SDG targets and indicators - Submission by Norway

Joint position paper on gender and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 - Submission by Women and Gender at SAICM group

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Background documents

Overall Orientation and Guidance for Achieving the 2020 Goal

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Report of the International Conference on Chemicals Management at its fourth session

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United Nations Environment Assembly I resolution related to chemicals and waste

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United Nations Environment Assembly II resolution related to chemicals and waste

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United Nations Environment Assembly III resolution related to environment and health

United Nations Environment Assembly IV resolution related to the sound management of chemicals and waste

World Health Assembly Resolution 69.4 The role of the health sector in SAICM towards the 2020 goal and beyond

World Health Statistics 2016: Monitoring Health for the SDGs: Indicator 3.9.3 Mortality rate due to unintentional poisoning

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Strategy for strengthening the engagement of the health sector in the implementation of the Strategic Approach

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WHO report: The public health impact of chemicals: Knowns and unknowns

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Data addendum for 2016 Download

Global Chemicals Outlook II

From Legacies to Innovative Solutions – Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Download
Synthesis Report: Download
Summary for Policymakers: Download

Global Waste Management Outlook

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The Cost of Inaction

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WHO Chemicals Road Map and Workbook, World Health Assembly 2017

Road Map Download       Workbook Download    Other languages versions
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Reference documents

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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ILO Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all

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ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy

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United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

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Chapter 6 Health and Environment - OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050: The Consequences of Inaction

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ICCA-UNEP Workshop on Role of Chemistry in Achieving Sustainable Development, 11-13 September 2016 - Outcome document

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Global Gender and Environment Outlook - The Critical Issues

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The Rights of the Child and Hazardous Substances and Wastes – Report of the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes (A/HRC/33/41)

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Right to information on hazardous substances and waste – Report of the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes (A/HRC/30/40)

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to food

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Documents provided for the second Intersessional meeting

Report on Chemicals and Waste Priorities in Latin America and the Caribbean

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IPEN Quick Views of 2nd Beyond 2020 Intersessional Process Meeting

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Puntos de vista de IPEN sobre la segunda reunión del Proceso Intersesional más allá el 2020 del SAICM

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IPEN and Pesticide Action Network - Beyond 2020 Perspectives

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Outcome of the informal workshop held in Stockholm on objectives and milestones for the beyond 2020 framework held 19 January 2018, in Stockholm, Sweden, and funded by the Nordic Council

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The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals - Explaining the Legal Implementation Gap

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Stockholm Environment Institute - Reducing chemical risks in low-income countries: strategies for improved coverage of basic chemicals-management legislation

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Documents provided for the first Intersessional meeting

United Nations and Sound Chemicals Management - Coordinating delivery for member states and sustainable development

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Nordic Council - Chemicals and Waste Governance Beyond 2020 - Exploring Pathways for a Coherent Global Regime

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IPEN and Pesticide Action Network - Beyond 2020: Chemical safety and Agenda 2030

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IPEN and Pesticide Action Network - Beyond 2020: Chemicals safety and human rights

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IPEN - Beyond 2020: Raising the political priority of chemical safety

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IPEN - Beyond 2020: Financing chemical safety

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IPEN - Beyond 2020: Green chemistry and sustainable chemistry

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IPEN and Pesticide Action Network - Beyond 2020: Why SAICM is important

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IPEN and Pesticide Action Network - Beyond 2020: Women and chemical safety

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Pesticide Action Network - Global Governance of Hazardous Pesticides to Protect Children: Beyond 2020

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