3 April 2019: A group of countries made a submission at third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG3) of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) calling for the establishment of an international fund to implement the sound management of chemicals and waste.

The submission (SAICM/OEWG.3/CRP.2) was made by the African Group, the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GLULAC), Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran, Oman, Thailand, and Tuvalu during OEWG3, which met Montevideo, Uruguay from 2-4 April 2019.

The submission notes that the extent to which developing countries, least developed countries (LDCs), small island developing States (SIDS), and countries with economies in transition (EITs) are able to achieve the post-2020 goals depends, in part, on the availability of financial resources provided by the private and bilateral sectors, multilateral and global agencies or donors.

Among financial considerations, the document highlights an integrated approach to financing which includes: mainstreaming through national budgets for developed countries and inclusion in official development assistance (ODA) for developing countries; and private sector involvement through various measures such as complying with extended producer responsibility. [Submission on Financial Considerations] [OEWG3 Website] [IISD RS Coverage of OEWG3]