UNEP Invitation to Media Round-table At the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM3)

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 14, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ ? Major Meeting on Chemicals Management Spotlights Health- Environment Challenges and Opportunities As Manufacturing Shifts to Developing Countries

As the sustainable management of chemicals becomes an issue of growing global concern, over 500 delegates and experts from 124 countries, international organizations, governments, NGOs and the chemicals industry will gather in Nairobi Monday for a five-day meeting on global chemicals management.

Amid the shift of manufacturing from developed to developing countries and inadequate testing and monitoring of chemicals for impact on human health and the environment, the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM3) will review progress in the implementation of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM).

ICCM3 will analyze data on 20 indicators of progress; evaluate implementation; address emerging policy issues; and take strategic decisions for the future. The conference will include technical briefings, a high-level segment, roundtable discussions and other special events.

The Opening Ceremony will take place at the UN Complex in Gigiri on Monday, 17 September at 10:00 am

Adopted by the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) on 6 February 2006 in Dubai, SAICM is a policy framework to foster the sound management of chemicals.

Date:

Media Round-table

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 at 1:00 pm

Venue:

UN Complex, Gigiri ? Conference Room 8

Panel of Experts:

Tim Kasten, Chief, Chemicals Branch, UNEP

Prof. Geoffrey Wahungu, Director General, NEMA

Mark Davis, Pesticides Management, FAO

David Kapindula, Environmental Council, Zambia

Lilian Corra, President, International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE)

Henrik Hallgrim Eriksen, Dept. for Climate Change and Pollution Control, Norway

Birgit Engelhardt, International Council of Chemicals Association

Registration:

Please contact the UNEP News Desk to confirm participation: [email protected]

Places will be allocated on a first-come basis.

Journalists are requested to carry the press cards and an ID.

Transport:

A bus for journalists will move from Chester House at 11:30 am

SOURCE?

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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