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UNEP is a primary driving force in the UN system for international activities related to the sound management of chemicals. The aim is to promote chemical safety and provide countries with access to information on toxic chemicals. UNEP promotes chemical safety by providing policy advice, technical guidance and capacity building to developing countries and those with economies in transition, including activities on chemicals related to the implementation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). 

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Fourth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4)

Geneva, Switzerland, 28 September - 2 October 2015

ICCM4 will mark a major milestone as it is currently the last decision-making meeting in the context of the Strategic Approach scheduled to take place before 2020, stakeholders should make full use of the Conference to identify the remaining challenges and adopt strategic decisions to enable the international community to achieve the 2020 goal of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation. The Conference will also evaluate regional and sectoral implementation, address emerging policy issues, discuss about the sound management of chemicals in the context of the sustainable development goals and beyond 2020. ICCM4 will feature a high-level dialogue, incorporating opportunities for formal statements, as well as other special events. The working languages for the third session of the Conference were Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.


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