SAICM Emerging Policy Issues and Other Issues of Concern

One of the functions of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) as identified in the SAICM Overarching Policy Strategy (paragragh 24.j) is to call for appropriate action on emerging policy issues as they arise and to forge consensus on priorities for cooperative action.

So far resolutions have been adopted on the following eight emerging policy issues and other issues of concern at ICCM2, ICCM3 and / or ICCM4:

The resolutions adopted recognize the policy imperatives to address identified concerns, agree on the actions needed and request specific stakeholders to consider undertaking certain actions.

Survey on emerging policy issues and other issues of concern

The purpose of this survey is to gather information about the ongoing work of stakeholders of the SAICM on emerging policy issues and other issues of concern. Survey on emerging policy issues and other issues of concern (.doc) and (online)

The summary report presenting key messages and a summary of responses received is now available.

Future emerging policy issues

An open and transparent procedure is set out in annex to resolution II/4 by the conference which explains the procedures to be followed by the secretariat of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management in receiving nominations for emerging policy issues and preparing them for future consideration.


SAICM KNOWLEDGE is the new Knowledge Management Platform of SAICM, where you can learn about SAICM emerging policy issues through resources, reading news and opinion articles, being informed of events around the globe, and exchanging with other people working on the sound management of chemicals and waste. The platform was created within the framework of the SAICM GEF 9771 project on “Global Best Practices on Emerging Chemical Policy Issues of Concern under SAICM”.


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