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SAICM Knowledge Management activities are supported by the GEF 9771 project on Global Practices on Emerging Chemical Policy Issues of Concern under the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM).

Within this framework, the SAICM Secretariat explores ways to create, manage and disseminate knowledge on chemicals of concern. The implementation follows a Knowledge Management Strategy that is being constantly revised and updated. It explores different tools and processes to better manage knowledge cycles, aiming at interlinking knowledge from multiple stakeholders. Communities of practice have been established to support collaborative and innovative exchanges.

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A review of PFAS as a Chemical Class in the Textiles Sector - Policy Brief
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A review of PFAS as a Chemical Class in the Textiles Sector - Policy Brief

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  • Policy document
    A review of PFAS as a Chemical Class in the Textiles Sector - Policy Brief

    Policy document

    A review of PFAS as a Chemical Class in the Textiles Sector - Policy Brief

    This policy brief examines the scientific, policy, and practical reasons for approaching PFAS as a class. It also identifies enabling conditions for advancing improved public health and environment protection in the textiles sector, for consideration by SAICM and other stakeholders.

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Cross-sectoral global minimum transparency standard for hazardous chemicals in products - an essential tool to detoxify material cycles

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Cross-sectoral global minimum transparency standard for hazardous chemicals in products - an essential tool to detoxify material cycles

    The SAICM Secretariat, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, established a community of practice 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). This is a summary of the discussion on Cross-sectoral global minimum transparency standard for hazardous chemicals in products - an essential tool to detoxify material cycles, which took place on 17 March 2022.

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Lead Paint Testing: Case Studies of Impact

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Lead Paint Testing: Case Studies of Impact

    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. This is a summary of the discussion on Lead Paint Testing: Case Studies of Impact, which took place on 9 March 2022.

  • Factsheets and brochures
    Launch of E-learning Course on Industrial Chemicals Databases and Information Sharing

    Factsheets and brochures

    Launch of E-learning Course on Industrial Chemicals Databases and Information Sharing

    Following a collaborative study by UNEP and the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), which provided a comprehensive inventory of the publicly available databases on industrial...

  • Article
    UNEA Launches Negotiation of Plastic Pollution Treaty, Science Body on Chemicals

    Article

    UNEA Launches Negotiation of Plastic Pollution Treaty, Science Body on Chemicals

    Governments at UNEA 5.2 agreed to negotiate an internationally legal binding instrument by 2024 to end plastic pollution and to establish a science-policy panel on chemicals and waste and to prevent pollution. The plastics treaty is expected to address the full lifecycle of plastics, including production, design, and disposal. UNEP notes that the timeline for drafting the treaty is very short (approximately two years), while most global treaties require five to ten years of negotiation.

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Community of Practice on Lead in Paint - 2021 Digest Compliation

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Community of Practice on Lead in Paint - 2021 Digest Compliation

    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...

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Community of Practice on Chemicals in Products - 2021 Digest Compliation

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Community of Practice on Chemicals in Products - 2021 Digest Compliation

    The SAICM Secretariat, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, established a Community of Practice (CoP) on Chemicals in Products to bring representatives from different sectors together...

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Community of Practice on Highly Hazardous Pesticides - 2021 Digest Compliation

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Community of Practice on Highly Hazardous Pesticides - 2021 Digest Compliation

    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...

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Community of Practice on Chemicals and SDGs - 2021 Digest Compliation

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Community of Practice on Chemicals and SDGs - 2021 Digest Compliation

    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...

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Is there lead in my paint? All about testing and labs

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    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. This is a summary of the discussion on Is there lead in my paint? All about testing and labs, which took place on 8 December 2021.

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Traceability in the textiles value chain

    Community of practice summary of discussions

    Traceability in the textiles value chain

    The SAICM Secretariat, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, established a community of practice 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). This is a summary of the discussion on Traceability in the textiles value chain, which took place on 11 November 2021.

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