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Conferences, Meetings & Events

Pre-'92

May 89:  London Guidelines for the Exchange of Information on Chemicals in International Trade - Amended 1989 - Decision 15/30 of the Governing Council of UNEP

UNEP

Nairobi, Kenya

http://irptc.unep.ch/ethics/english/longuien.htm

 

1992

May 92 Apr. 94:  Code of Ethics on the International Trade in Chemicals

UNEP

http://irptc.unep.ch/ethics/english/CODEEN.html

 

June 92:  Environmentally Sound Management of Toxic Chemicals, including prevention of illegal international traffic in toxic and dangerous products

UN Conference on Environment & Development Chapter 19

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/agenda21chapter19.htm

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1994

Apr. 94:  International Conference on Chemical Safety - Forum I

World Health Organisation

Stockholm Sweden

Res. 1 - Terms of Reference http://www.who.int/ifcs/fs_res1.htm

Res. 2 - Priorities for Action http://www.who.int/ifcs/fs_res2.htm

 

May 94:  Report on Toxic Chemicals

Commission on Sustainable Development 2nd Session

New York, USA

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/toxicc1.htm#second

 

1995

Apr. 95:  Report on the Progress in the implementation of decisions adopted by the 2nd Session of the CSD Toxic Chemicals

Commission on Sustainable Development 3rd Session

New York, USA

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/toxicc1.htm#third

 

Mar. 95:  1st Meeting of the Intersessional Group to the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety

World Health Organisation

Bruges, Belgium

Report available from the IFCS Secretariat Contact: ifcs@who.org

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1996

Mar. 96:  2nd Meeting of the Intersessional Group to the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety

World Health Organisation

Canaberra, Australia

Report available from the IFCS Secretariat - Contact: ifcs@who.ch

 

Apr. 96:   Government-Designated Group of Experts on Further Measures to Reduce the Risks from a Limited Number of Hazardous Chemicals

Copenhagen, Denmark

http://irptc.unep.ch/pic/furmer/reporten.ww6

 

June 96:  Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety Ad-Hoc Working Group on POPs

World Health Organisation

Manila, Philippines

http://www.who.int/ifcs/pop_home.htm#WG_POPs

 

June 96:  Intergovernmental Experts Meeting on POPs

World Health Organisation

Manila, Philippines

http://www.who.int/ifcs/pop_home.htm#Experts

 

1997

Jan. '97:  Governing Council Decision 19/13B - Further Measures on International Activities Relating to Chemicals

http://irptc.unep.ch/pic/furmer/gcfurm-e.html

Governing Council Decision 18/13D - Enhanced Coherence & Efficiency on International Activities Relating to Chemicals

http://irptc.unep.ch/pic/furmer/gcfram-e.html

UNEP Governing Council - 19th Session

Nairobi, Kenya

 

Feb. 97:  2nd Session of the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety

World Health Organisation

Ottowa, Canada

http://www.who.int/ifcs/fs_f2.htm

 

June 97:  UNGASS Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 Para. 57: Toxic Chemicals

New York, USA

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/toxicc1.htm#fifth

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1998

Dec. 98: 3rd Meeting of the Intersessional Group of the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety.

World Health Organisation

Yokohama, Japan

http://www.who.int/ifcs/isg3-final/contents-en.html

 

1999

Feb. '99:  Report on Enhanced Coherence and Efficiency among International Activities Related to Chemicals

UNEP Governing Council - 20th Session

Nairobi, Kenya

http://irptc.unep.ch/pic/furmer/reportww.doc

 

2000

Feb. 2000:  First Session of the Interim Chemical Review Committee

UNEP

Geneva, Switzerland

http://irptc.unep.ch/pic

 

Mar. 2000:  The Management of Solid & Liquid Hazardous Wastes

UK British Council

Newcastle, UK

Contact:  robert.pinherio@britishcouncil.org

http://www.britcoun.org

 

Oct. 2000:  Forum III of the International Chemical Safety Advisory Partnership for Global Chemical Safety

World Health Organisation

Salvador, Brazil

http://www.iisd.ca/linkages/chemical/index.html

 

Oct. 2000:  Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety

UNEP/WHO

Salvador, Bahia

Contact:  ifcs@who.ch

http://www.who.int/ifcs/meeting.htm

 

Nov. 2000:  5th Intergovernmental Committee on Chemical Safety

UNEP 

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unep.ch/pics/5thICCS.htm

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Basel Convention Meetings

Pre- '92 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

Pre-'92

Mar. 89:  Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal

Conference on Plenipotentiaries

UNEP,

Basel, Switzerland

http://www.unep.ch/basel/text/con-e.htm

 

1992

Dec. 92:  Basel Convention COP 1

UNEP

Piriapolis, Uraguay

http://www.unep.ch/basel/meetings/sbc/cop/cop-1.htm

 

1994

Mar. 94: Basel Convention COP 2

UNEP

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unep.ch/basel/meetings/sbc/cop/cop-2.htm

 

Dec. 94:  Report of the Open-ended Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Implementation of the Basel Convention 2nd Meeting

UNEP

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unep.ch/basel/meetings/sbc/implement/imp-2.htm

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1995

Sept. 95:  Basel Convention COP 3

UNEP

Geneva Switzerland

Part 1 http://www.unep.ch/basel/meetings/sbc/cop/cop3-a.htm

Part 2 http://www.unep.ch/basel/meetings/sbc/cop/cop3-b.htm

 

Dec. 95:  Report of the Technical Working Group to the Basel Convention 9th Session

UNEP

Bonn, Germany

http://www.unep.ch/basel/meetings/sbc/twg-9.htm

 

1996

Apr. 96:  Report of the Technical Working Group to the Basel Convention 10th Session

UNEP

Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia

http://www.unep.ch/basel/meetings/sbc/twg-10.htm

 

Sept. 96:  Report of the Technical Working Group to the Basel Convention 11th Session

UNEP

Manchester, UK

http://www.unep.ch/basel/meetings/sbc/twg-11.htm

 

1997

Feb. 97:  Report of the Technical Working Group to the Basel Convention 12th Session

UNEP

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unep.ch/basel/meetings/sbc/twg-12.htm

 

June 97:  Report of the Open-ended Ad-Hoc Committee for the Implementation of the Basel Convention 3rd Meeting

UNEP

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unep.ch/basel/meetings/sbc/implement/imp-3.htm

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1998

Feb. 98:  Basel Convention - COP 4

UNEP

Kuching, Malaysia

http://www.unep.ch/basel/meetings/sbc/cop/Feb4sess.pdf

 

Nov. 98:  Report of the Technical Working Group to the Basel Convention 14th Session

UNEP

Pretoria, South Africa

 

1999

Apr. 99:  Report of the Technical Working Group to the Basel Convention 15th Session

UNEP

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unep.ch/basel/meetings/sbc/twg-15.htm

 

June 99:  Pre-session document of the Open-ended Ad-Hoc Committee for the implementation of the Basel Convention 4th Meeting

UNEP

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unep.ch/basel/meetings/sbc/implement/imp4-0.htm

 

Dec. 99:  Pre-Session Documents COP 5

UNEP

Basel, Switzerland

http://www.unep.ch/basel/COP5/cop5.html

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Draft Protocol on Liability and Compensation for Damage Resulting from Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal

1999

Jan 99:  Report of the Ad-Hoc Working Group to consider a protocol on liability and compensation for damage resulting in movements & Disposal of Hazardous Wastes - 8th Meeting

UNEP

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unep.ch/basel/meetings/sbc/liab8-5.htm

 

Apr. 99:  Report of the Ad-Hoc Working Group to consider a protocol on liability and compensation for damage resulting in movements & Disposal of Hazardous Wastes - 9th Meeting

UNEP

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unep.ch/basel/meetings/sbc/liab9-2.htm

 

Aug. - Sept. 99:  Report of the Ad-Hoc Working Group to consider a protocol on liability and compensation for damage resulting in movements & Disposal of Hazardous Wastes - 10th Meeting

UNEP

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unep.ch/basel/meetings/sbc/liab10-2.htm

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Development of an International Legally Binding Instrument on Prior Informed Consent (PICs) & Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

1996

Mar. 96: 1st Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for an international legally binding instrument on PIC

UNEP

Brussels, Belgium

http://irptc.unep.ch/pic/meet1/english/brus-rep.wp5

 

Sept. 96: 2nd Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for an international legally binding instrument on PIC

UNEP

Nairobi, Kenya

http://irptc.unep.ch/pic/incs/2/english/report.wp5

 

1997

May 97:  3rd Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for an international legally binding instrument on PIC

UNEP

Geneva, Switzerland

http://irptc.unep.ch/pic/incs/3/english/reporten.wp5

 

Oct. 97:  4th Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for an International legally binding instrument on PIC

UNEP

Rome, Italy

http://irptc.unep.ch/pic/incs/4/english/repenwp.wp

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1998

Mar. 98:  5th Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for an international legally binding instrument on PIC

UNEP

Brussels, Belgium

http://irptc.unep.ch/pic/incs/5/pic5repwp.doc

 

June 98:  1st Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for an international legally binding instrument on POPs

UNEP

Montreal, Canada

http://irptc.unep.ch/pops/POPs_Inc/INC_1/Inc1_docs.html

 

Sept. 98:  Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Convention on the Prior internationally binding instrument on POPs

UNEP

Bonn, Germany

Contact: Jwillis@unep.ch

http://www.chem.unep.ch/pops

 

2000

Nov. 2000:  5th Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for and internationally binding instrument on POPs

UNEP

South Africa

http://irptc.unep.ch/pops/newlayout/calendar_of_events.htm

 

2001

Mar. '01:  Workshop to Promote Sustainable Alternative Strategies to POPs Pesticides

UNEP

Bangkok, Thailand

 

Mar. '01:  2nd Session of the Interim Chemical Review Committee (Rotterdam Convention)

UNEP

Rome, Italy

http://www.chem.unep.ch/Rotterdam/icrc/ICRC2.htm

 

May '01:  POPs Diplomatic Conference

UNEP

Stockholm, Sweden

Contact: chemicals@unep.ch 

www.chem.unep.ch/pops/

 

Oct. '01:  8th Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee, Rotterdam Convention (PICs)

UNEP

Rome, Italy

http://www.pic.int/

 

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