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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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  • 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) will take place from 5 to 9 July 2021 at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany.

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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. 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 European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)

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  • December 22, 2020

    Webinar: Gender and SAICM Beyond 2020

    You are kindly invited you to join once a month for 45 min on gender equality and its interconnection to the world of chemistry. Every last Tuesday at 2pm CEST, there will be opportunities to learn from experts and discuss how it is possible to create a gender-responsive future framework for the sound management of chemicals and waste.Every last Tuesday of the month – at 2 pm CEST:WEBINAR 1 – 28th

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  • December 10, 2020

    Online discussion: Management on classes of chemicals and flame retardants in the textiles sector

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have launched 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 10 December at

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  • November 26, 2020

    Online discussion: Enforcement of products

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have launched 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 26 November at

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  • November 25, 2020

    Online discussion: Accelerating the implementation of SDG 12.4

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

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  • November 24, 2020

    Webinar: Gender in the UN System – why it’s important for SAICM

    You are kindly invited you to join once a month for 45 min on gender equality and its interconnection to the world of chemistry. Every last Tuesday at 2pm CEST, there will be opportunities to learn from experts and discuss how it is possible to create a gender-responsive future framework for the sound management of chemicals and waste.Every last Tuesday of the month – at 2 pm CEST:WEBINAR 1 – 28th

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  • November 19, 2020

    Global Webinar for the Paint Industry on Eliminating Lead Paint

    The Lead Paint Alliance will host a Global Webinar for the Paint Industry on Eliminating Lead Paint on November 19, 15:00 (GMT+2). Industry is critical to eliminating the risks from paints containing lead and the webinar will feature presentations on topics most relevant to industry, such as views of the global paint industry, lessons learned from paint reformulation, and lead paint testing

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  • November 10, 2020

    Online discussion: Compliance and enforcement mechanisms in a lead paint law

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are launching a new 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 first session will be held on 10 November at 16:00-17:30 Central European

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  • November 3-4, 2020

    Global Forum on Environment: Towards Cost-effective Management Systems for Industrial and Consumer Chemicals

    The Global Forum on Environment will discuss the challenges posed by chemicals and provide knowledge on effective and sustainable policies for the sound management of chemicals.

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  • October 27, 2020

    Webinar: Gender and Green and Sustainable Chemistry

    You are kindly invited you to join once a month for 45 min on gender equality and its interconnection to the world of chemistry. Every last Tuesday at 2pm CEST, there will be opportunities to learn from experts and discuss how it is possible to create a gender-responsive future framework for the sound management of chemicals and waste.Every last Tuesday of the month – at 2 pm CEST:WEBINAR 1 – 28th

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  • October 25-31, 2020

    International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) 2020

    The International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of action (ILPPW) takes place every year at the end of October. The objectives of the campaign are to raise awareness about health effects of lead poisoning; highlight countries and partners' efforts to prevent particularly childhood lead poisoning; and urge further action to eliminate lead paint through regulatory action at country level.The

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  • October 21, 2020

    Online discussion: Overview of the HHP Global Action Plan and way forward

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have launched 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 5, 2020

    Global Webinar for Policymakers on Eliminating Lead in Paint through Regulatory Action

    The webinar aims to provide participants with:An understanding of why the elimination of lead paint is importantAn overview of the goal of the Lead Paint Alliance and how the SAICM Lead Paint project supports this goal.Guidance on how to draft lead paint regulations.Information on lead paint testing.Perspectives of industry and ideas on how best to work industry on lead paint regulation and reformulation efforts.

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  • September 30, 2020

    Online discussion: Brainstorming implementation of gender mainstreaming into national policies for the sound management of chemicals and waste

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

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  • September 29, 2020

    Webinar: Gender and chemicals in practice

    You are kindly invited you to join once a month for 45 min on gender equality and its interconnection to the world of chemistry. Every last Tuesday at 2pm CEST, there will be opportunities to learn from experts and discuss how it is possible to create a gender-responsive future framework for the sound management of chemicals and waste.Every last Tuesday of the month – at 2 pm CEST:WEBINAR 1 – 28th

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  • September 23, 2020

    Online discussion: Awareness raising materials for lead in paint elimination

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are launching a new 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 first session will be held on 23 September at 14:00-15:30 Central European

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  • September 17, 2020

    Online discussion: Mapping session of Chemicals in Products Globally

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

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