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  • December 8, 2021

    Online discussion: Is there lead in my paint? All about testing and labs

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have established a 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 next online session will be held on 8 December at 15:00 – 16:30

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  • November 17, 2021

    Online discussion: Identifying and addressing data gaps

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have established 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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  • 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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  • September 22, 2021

    Online discussion: Climate change, chemicals, pollution and SDGs – science policy interface

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have established 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

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  • September 15, 2021

    Online discussion: Understanding Alternatives to HHPs

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have established 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

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  • September 8, 2021

    Online discussion: Making the case: raising awareness about importance of lead paint laws

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have established a 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 next online session will be held on 8 September at 14:00 – 15:30

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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) has been postponed until further notice.

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  • June 29, 2021

    Webinar: Gender & Chemicals in Agriculture

    You are kindly invited you to join again once a month for 45 minutes on gender. In the first half of the year 2021, the focus is on gender equality and its interconnection to the multi-sectoral world of chemistry! Every last Tuesday at 2 pm CEST, there will be opportunities to learn from experts and discuss how we can create gender-just and chemical safe sectors.Every last Tuesday of the month –

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  • June 17, 2021

    Online discussion: Chemicals and toys

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have established 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 June at

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  • June 9, 2021

    Online discussion: Reformulation is entirely possible

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have established a 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 next online session will be held on 9 June at 16:00 – 17:30

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  • May 26, 2021

    Online discussion: Innovation for achieving the Chemical related SDGs

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have established 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

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  • May 25, 2021

    Webinar: Gender & Chemicals in Textiles

    You are kindly invited you to join again once a month for 45 minutes on gender. In the first half of the year 2021, the focus is on gender equality and its interconnection to the multi-sectoral world of chemistry! Every last Tuesday at 2 pm CEST, there will be opportunities to learn from experts and discuss how we can create gender-just and chemical safe sectors.Every last Tuesday of the month –

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  • May 19, 2021

    Community of Practice discussion: UNEP 2021 Pesticide and fertilizer report: Key Outcomes Applicable for HHPs

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have established 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

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  • May 17, 2021

    GGKPwebinar - Green and Sustainable Chemistry: From Objectives to Action

    This webinar will feature a presentation of the UNEP Green and Sustainable Chemistry: Framework Manual from lead author Achim Halpaap, Former Head of the UNEP Chemicals and Health Branch.

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  • May 4, 2021

    Webinar: Review of legal and institutional frameworks on integrated management of chemicals in Latin America and the Caribbean

    This report has been prepared within the frameworkof the Intergovernmental Network on Chemicals and Waste for Latin America and the Caribbean. The information was classified in accordance with the stage of the life cycle and the type and group of chemicals considered.IntroductionJordi Pon, United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Office.Gabriela Medina, Basel Convention

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  • April 28, 2021

    Online discussion: Chemicals and Biodiversity

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have established 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

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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. The event will take place virtually. 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

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  • April 27, 2021

    Webinar: Gender & Chemicals in Science

    You are kindly invited you to join again once a month for 45 minutes on gender. In the first half of the year 2021, the focus is on gender equality and its interconnection to the multi-sectoral world of chemistry! Every last Tuesday at 2 pm CEST, there will be opportunities to learn from experts and discuss how we can create gender-just and chemical safe sectors.Every last Tuesday of the month –

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  • April 15, 2021

    Online discussion: Chemicals of concern in building materials

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have established 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 15 April at

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