Virtual Working Groups - 2020 / 2021

With restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the postponement of the fourth meeting of the intersessional process considering the Strategic Approach and sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 (IP4) and the fifth session of the International conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5), the ICCM5 Bureau and the co-chairs of the intersessional process have proposed to establish a number of Virtual Working Groups (VWGs) to support the work of the intersessional process to advance its deliberations.

The purpose of the proposed VWGs is to develop proposals for tangible outcomes including notes identifying gaps, compromise text proposals, and new or alternate text, as appropriate. The outcomes of the VWGs will be presented in meeting documents and discussed at IP4.

The VWGs are NOT intended to replace formal face-to-face discussions at IP4 and/or negotiations that will take place at ICCM5 but rather are intended to further build understanding and prepare delegates for these important negotiations.

The VWGs are being established to work on a few specific, concrete and rather technical issues that are in need of further development and are well-suited for virtual work. VWGs will be formed on the following issues:

(i) Targets, indicators and milestones;
(ii) Governance and mechanisms to support implementation
;
(iii) Issues of concern
; and
(iv) Financial considerations
.

Mandates for the VWGs have been developed and posted on the SAICM website.

Participation for the VWGs will be open to all SAICM stakeholders.

Two co-facilitators for each VWG will guide the discussion and recommend outcomes, with support of the SAICM Secretariat.

The work of the VWGs will be performed in an open and transparent manner to allow for broad stakeholder input. VWG members will be encouraged to consult with the sector/region/stakeholder group they represent and allow for written input from their broader constituency. The VWG co-facilitators will, with the support of the SAICM Secretariat, post reports, status updates and other interim documents on the current SAICM webpage for open online consultations.

The outcomes from the VWGs will be discussed at IP4 in March 2021 in Bucharest, Romania.

Detailed information on VWGs and other relevant issues can be found below.

Please click on the left arrows to expand or close the selection and view each Virtual Working Groups' meetings.

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VWG1 on Targets, indicators and milestones

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VWG2 on Governance and mechanisms to support implementation

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VWG3 on Issues of concern

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VWG4 on Financial considerations

Recordings videos

Please find all the Virtual Working Groups meetings recordings on the SAICM Virtual Working Groups Video playlist

Time is indicated as Central European Time (CET) - (UTC +1)
MON TUE WED THU FRI
12 Oct 13 Oct 14 Oct 15 Oct 16 Oct





19 Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 23 Oct
WHO TB     TB
 
26 Oct 27 Oct 28 Oct 29 Oct 30 Oct

VWG2
14:00-15:00
 
 
02 Nov 03 Nov 04 Nov 05 Nov 06 Nov
VWG1
14:00-16:00
 
VWG2
14:00-16:00
 
09 Nov 10 Nov 11 Nov 12 Nov 13 Nov
TB
       
16 Nov 17 Nov 18 Nov 19 Nov 20 Nov
VWG3
14:00-16:00
  VWG4
14:00-16:00
VWG2
13:00-16:00
TB
 
23 Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov
VWG1
14:00-16:00
    TB
 
30 Nov 01 Dec 02 Dec 03 Dec 04 Dec
VWG3
Draft proposal
 
VGW-go
14:00-16:00
 
07 Dec 08 Dec 09 Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec
VWG1
14:00-16:00
       
14 Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec
    VWG4
14:00-16:00
VWG2
13:00-16:00
 
21 Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 25 Dec
         
28 Dec 29 Dec 30 Dec 31 Dec 01 Jan
         
04 Jan 05 Jan 06 Jan 07 Jan 08 Jan
   
VWG2
14:00-16:00
 
11 Jan 12 Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan
  VWG1
14:00-16:00
VWG4
14:00-16:00
VWG2
14:00-16:00
 
18 Jan 19 Jan 20 Jan 21 Jan 22 Jan
VWG3
14:00-16:00
VWG2
Electronic inputs
  VWG2
14:00-16:00
 

 

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