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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 21-22, 2021

    Validation Workshop on the Paint Reformulation Guidelines

    BackgroundThe GEF-funded Project 9771 Global Best Practices on Emerging Policy Issues of Concern under the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) aims to accelerate the adoption of national and value chain initiatives to control Emerging Policy Issues (EPIs) and contribute to the 2020 SAICM goal and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The goals of the lead

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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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  • March 30, 2021

    Webinar: Gender & Chemicals in Cosmetics

    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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  • March 10, 2021

    Online discussion: Where are there laws? A global and regional overview

    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 10 March at 13:00 – 14:30

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  • February 23, 2021

    Webinar: Gender & Chemicals in Toxicology

    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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  • February 18, 2021

    Online discussion: Industry initiative and information sharing on chemicals in products in the supply chain

    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 18 February

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  • February 10, 2021

    Online discussion: Implementation mechanisms of the Global Action Plan on HHPs Part 1

    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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  • January 26, 2021

    Webinar on nanomaterials

    Just like for any other chemical substance, nanomaterials have to be assessed for their safety for commercialisation of nanomaterial-enabled products. Join the webinar where the discussion will focus on the scope and use of the recently released guidance document No. 317 on aquatic and sediment ecotoxicity testing of nanomaterials. The guidance addresses practical aspects of carrying out valid tests on nanomaterials, and modifications or additions to OECD Test Guidelines procedures intended to improve the accuracy of test results.

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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 hosted a Global Webinar for the Paint Industry on Eliminating Lead Paint on 19 November 2020. 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.Presenters will

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  • November 10-11, 2020

    Workshop on Electronics: “Addressing the challenge of chemicals of concern, enabling circular electronics”

    In November 2020, UNEP conducted a two-day workshop with key stakeholders of the electronics sector to explore different approaches for addressing chemicals of concern in electronics. The workshop was focussed on eco-labelling and regulatory approaches. Two draft reports on eco-labelling and regulatory approaches for chemicals of concern were consulted during the workshop. During the discussion,

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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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