International Conference on Chemicals Management,
Dubai, 4-6 February 2006

The International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) adopted the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) in Dubai, on Monday 6 February. Further details and final documentation will follow shortly.


The conference took place from Saturday 4 to Monday 6 February 2006 at the Dubai International Convention Centre (also known as the World Trade Centre), United Arab Emirates. ICCM preceded the ninth special session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum, held in the same venue from 7 to 9 February 2006.

Pre-meeting information for participants

General information
Provided by the local organisers through their website relating to the UNEP Governing Council and associated meetings, including the ICCM.

Meeting information 

Meeting documents

Draft timetable

Invitation & pre-registration


ICCM newsletters  

Newsletter 1 (28 December 2005)


High-level segment    
The High-level segment of the ICCM took place on Monday 6 February.
Following statements from Ministers and heads of delegation, the ICCM adopted the finalized SAICM.  
Speeches will be soon available on this website  

ICCM participants, including Governments, Intergovernmental Organisations and Non-Governmental Oganisations, displayed information during the ICCM, along side the Environmentally Sound Technologies showcase, organised by UNEP DTIE.

Side Events     
Saturday 4 February
1pm - 3 pm

- Developing Integrated National Programmes for Chemicals Management and
SAICM Implementation: Country Experiences and Future Plans


  - Africa Stockpiles Programme (ASP) Launch/Update (WWF)  
  - Results of Nordic cooperation on chemicals (Nordic Council of Ministers)  
Sunday 5 February
1pm - 3 pm

- The GHS: a fundamental tool for national SAICM implementation

  - Chemicals and the Development agenda (World Bank and UNDP)  
6pm - 8pm - Responsible Care Charter and Global Product Strategy launch (ICCA)  
Monday 6 February
1pm - 3 pm
- IPEN's commitment to the 2020 Goal (IPEN)  
  - Ministerial panel discussion on environment and health (Network of Women Ministers for the Environment)  
  - Chemical leasing and Cleaner Production: a global win-win strategy for risk management (Austria/industry/TÜV/ UNIDO)  
Photo credits: IISD/Leila Meada and Jumeirah
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