Adopted by the First International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM1) on 6 February 2006 in Dubai, the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) is a policy framework to promote chemical safety around the world.
SAICM was developed by a multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral Preparatory Committee and supports the achievement of the 2020 goal agreed at the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development. SAICM overall objective is the achievement of the sound management of chemicals throughout their life cycle so that by the year 2020, chemicals are produced and used in ways that minimize significant adverse impacts on the environment and human health.
ICCM resolution 1 on Implementation Arrangements called on “non-governmental participants to designate Strategic Approach focal points and communicate the details of the focal points to the Strategic Approach secretariat.” Environmental Ambassadors for Sustainable Development is National NGO Focal Point.
In June 2023 EASD participated at UNEP Survey on Progress in Strategic Approach Implementation 2020-2022
Process towards ICCM5 – Fourth meeting of the intersessional process considering the Strategic Approach and sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 (IP4) – among others, EASD participated at IP4.1 and organization Alhem from Serbia participated at IP4.2
July 2022 – Participated in a Survey on emerging policy issues and issues of concern. This survey aims to gather information on work and actions at a local, national, sub-regional, regional or global level, in relation to emerging policy issues and issues of concern. In addition, by Survey, the SAICM Secretariat is seeking to better understand the needs in relation to information exchange on emerging policy issues and issues of concern.
July 2022 – EASD join the Initiative: Urgent call for a strong SAICM-Beyond-2020-Framework ensuring sound chemicals and waste management! ….In addition, we promote initiative through our networks and social media Call to action for a tomorrow without toxics
EU-JUSSCANNZUK Regional Meeting in preparation for the fourth meeting of the intersessional process considering the Strategic Approach and sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020. 23 June 2022. Information on on the SAICM website
2022 SAICM Regional Meeting, Central and Eastern Europe, Prague, Czech Republic, 12 to 13 May, 2022
EASD participated at UNEP Mercury releases from Coal Combustion Area Meeting – 28 September 2021
In September 2021 EASD participated at SAICM CEE regional meeting / briefing
Virtually we are in Nairobi: participating at The Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum , the fifth meeting of the Open-Ended Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives, Science-Policy Forum and the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.1)
EASD participate in SAICM WG on Governance and Mechanisms to support Implementation (from October 2020, lead to IP4 in 2021)
EASD contribute with data on Serbia to EEB ZMWG on review of A and B of the Minamata Convention; ZMWG is looking into submitting additional information showing that Annexes A and B can be strengthened by widening their scope , April 2020
EASD support the African Amalgam Amendment to the Minamata Convention on Mercury by co-signing the letter to Parties and Signatories to the Minamata Convention, October 2019
EASD Input to SAICM/IP.3/8 (Assessment on linkages with other clusters related to chemicals and waste management and options to coordinate and cooperate on areas of common interest), 26.10.2019
EASD is participating in Shaping the future beyond 2020 , October 2019, Bangkok
Participation (as non-funded participant) in the first meeting of the intersessional process considering the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 approved, Brasil, February 2017