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Strate­gic Approach to Inter­na­tional Chem­i­cals Management

SAICM texts and res­o­lu­tions of the Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Chem­i­cals Management

Guides
SAICM
United Nations Envi­ron­ment Pro­gramme (UNEP)
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9789280727517
Geneva
2007
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Review

The Strate­gic Approach to Inter­na­tional Chem­i­cals Man­age­ment (SAICM) is a pol­icy frame­work for inter­na­tional action on chem­i­cal haz­ards. It sup­ports achieve­ment of a cen­tral goal agreed at the 2002 Johan­nes­burg World Sum­mit on Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment: to ensure that by 2020 chem­i­cals are pro­duced and used in ways that min­i­mize sig­nif­i­cant adverse impacts on the envi­ron­ment and human health.

The first ses­sion of the Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Chem­i­cals Man­age­ment (ICCM) in Feb­ru­ary 2006 adopted the Dubai Dec­la­ra­tion on Inter­na­tional Chem­i­cals Man­age­ment and the Over­ar­ch­ing Pol­icy Strat­egy. The Con­fer­ence also rec­om­mended the use and fur­ther devel­op­ment of the Global Plan of Action as a work­ing tool and guid­ance document.

The present pub­li­ca­tion sets out these three texts together with the four res­o­lu­tions adopted by the ICCM at its first session.