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  • October 30 - November 5, 2021

    Minamata Convention COP4

    The fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP4) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury is expected to review the Convention’s Annexes A and B and financial mechanism, and conduct an effectiveness review of the Convention. The Minamata Convention was adopted to address mercury, a heavy metal that is persistent in the environment. The Convention was adopted on 10 October 2013,

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  • July 19-30, 2021

    Basel Convention COP15, Rotterdam Convention COP10 and Stockholm Convention COP10

    The 15th meeting of the COP to the Basel Convention, the tenth meeting of the COP to the Rotterdam Convention and the tenth meeting of the COP to the Stockholm Convention will convene back-to-back in 2021.The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the 2019 chemicals triple-COP is here.

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  • July 5-9, 2021

    [Postponed] ICCM5: Fifth Session of the International Conference for Chemicals Management

    The Fifth Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5) will take place from 5 to 9 July 2021 at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany.

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  • April 27-28, 2021

    Helsinki Chemicals Forum 2021

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been rescheduled to take place from 27-28 April 2021. It was originally scheduled to take place from 4-5 June 2020. The 12th edition of the Helsinki Chemicals Forum (HCF) is organized by the Chemicals Forum Association, in cooperation with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the European Commission, the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)

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  • December 22, 2020

    Webinar: Gender and SAICM Beyond 2020

    You are kindly invited you to join once a month for 45 min on gender equality and its interconnection to the world of chemistry. Every last Tuesday at 2pm CEST, there will be opportunities to learn from experts and discuss how it is possible to create a gender-responsive future framework for the sound management of chemicals and waste.Every last Tuesday of the month – at 2 pm CEST:WEBINAR 1 – 28th

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  • November 25, 2020

    Online discussion: How to bring chemicals management into the biodiversity discussions?

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have launched a Community of Practice (CoP) on Chemicals and SDGs to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to addressing Chemicals and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The next online session will be

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  • November 24, 2020

    Webinar: Gender in the UN System – why it’s important for SAICM

    You are kindly invited you to join once a month for 45 min on gender equality and its interconnection to the world of chemistry. Every last Tuesday at 2pm CEST, there will be opportunities to learn from experts and discuss how it is possible to create a gender-responsive future framework for the sound management of chemicals and waste.Every last Tuesday of the month – at 2 pm CEST:WEBINAR 1 – 28th

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  • November 18, 2020

    Online discussion: Interpreting and applying criterion eight of the JMPM HHP Criteria

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have launched a Community of Practice (CoP) on Highly Hazardous Pesticides  to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to addressing Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs).The next online session will be

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  • November 11, 2020

    Online discussion: Setting low limits for lead in paint – enforcement and compliance

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are launching a new Community of Practice (CoP) on Lead in Paint to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to the elimination of Lead Paint.The first session will be held on 11 November at 16:00-17:30 Central European

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  • November 3-4, 2020

    Global Forum on Environment: Towards Cost-effective Management Systems for Industrial and Consumer Chemicals

    The Global Forum on Environment will discuss the challenges posed by chemicals and provide knowledge on effective and sustainable policies for the sound management of chemicals.

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  • October 28, 2020

    Online discussion: How to implement chemicals and gender mainstreaming into national legislation?

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have launched a Community of Practice (CoP) on Chemicals and SDGs to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to addressing Chemicals and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The next online session will be

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  • October 21, 2020

    Online discussion: Where are the gaps? What needs to be done? What role can ICCM5 play?

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have launched a Community of Practice (CoP) on Highly Hazardous Pesticides  to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to addressing Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs).The next online session will be

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  • September 30, 2020

    Online discussion: Accelerating the implementation of SDG 12.4

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have launched a Community of Practice (CoP) on Chemicals and SDGs to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to addressing Chemicals and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The next online session will be

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  • September 29, 2020

    Webinar: Gender and chemicals in practice

    You are kindly invited you to join once a month for 45 min on gender equality and its interconnection to the world of chemistry. Every last Tuesday at 2pm CEST, there will be opportunities to learn from experts and discuss how it is possible to create a gender-responsive future framework for the sound management of chemicals and waste.Every last Tuesday of the month – at 2 pm CEST:WEBINAR 1 – 28th

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  • September 23, 2020

    Online discussion: Awareness raising materials for lead in paint elimination

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are launching a new Community of Practice (CoP) on Lead in Paint to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to the elimination of Lead Paint.The first session will be held on 23 September at 14:00-15:30 Central European

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  • September 17, 2020

    Online discussion: A mapping session of the current Chemicals in Products landscape

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have launched a Community of Practice (CoP) on Chemicals in Products to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to addressing Chemicals in Products (CiP).The next online session will be held on 17 September at

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  • September 16, 2020

    Online discussion: Overview of the HHP Global Action Plan and way forward

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have launched a Community of Practice (CoP) on Highly Hazardous Pesticides  to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to addressing Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs).The next online session will be

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  • September 16, 2020

    International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2020

    In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (resolution 49/114). The principal aim of the Montreal Protocol is to protect the ozone layer by taking measures to control total global production and

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  • September 14-18, 2020

    16th Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee

    The 16th meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-16) will review the possible listing of hazardous chemicals under the various annexes of the Stockholm Convention.POPRC-16 is taking place back-to-back with the 16th meeting of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee (CRC-16).

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  • September 8-11, 2020

    16th Meeting of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee

    The 16th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC-16) will review chemicals and pesticide formulations for possible listing under Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention.CRC-16 will convene back-to-back with the 16th meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-16).

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