11 - 15 May 2009
Meeting type

Event information

ICCM2 was the first opportunity to review progress in the implementation of SAICM since its adoption in 2006 and the first time the ICCM performed its official functions as a high-level international forum for multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral discussion and exchange of experience on chemicals management issues. ICCM2 evaluated SAICM implementation so far, addressed emerging policy issues (nanotechnology, chemicals in articles, lead in paint and electronic waste), considered long-term financing of SAICM, took strategic decisions on the future direction of SAICM, determined future reporting arrangements, finalized certain outstanding institutional matters, exchanged scientific and technical information and decided on the budget and activities for the next inter-sessional period.


Several documents and press releases were issued before, during and upon conclusion of the Conference

Overview for the press of the issues to be discussed

Background information for the press on SAICM

Overview for the press of chemicals agreements

Scientists should explain how chemicals affect our lives

WHO Warns of Growing Chemical Risks to Developing World

UN Honours Chemical Champions

Safer Chemicals Management Moves Closer

UN Chemicals Conference Ends on Positive Note