MSP Institute issues an occasional newsletter about gender and chemicals. It contains updates from our project work, as well as information from the broader gender and chemicals  community and international chemicals and waste management policy processes, especially SAICM.

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Newsletter, Spring 2019

Brochure: “Gender& SAICM Beyond 2020. How to create a gender-just healthy planet”

In this new brochure our blog serie “How to create a gender-just healthy planet” is summarized.

At first several articles illustrate how gender can be integrated into SAICM Beyond 2020, in the main part different SAICM Stakeholders discuss the potential of gender mainstreaming for the sound management of chemicals and waste.

Enjoy reading!

Mailing list “Women and Gender @ SAICM”

At the first “Women/Gender and Chemicals and Waste” meeting at the OEWG3 participants decided to work and communicate via mailing list.

This mailing list is open to everyone involved in SAICM and interested in gender topics.

If you want to be part of if, please email to: anna.holthaus[at]

Gender and Chemicals at the third Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group for SAICM, April 2019
The third Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group for the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (OEWG3, SAICM) took place from 2-4 April 2019 in Montevideo, Uruguay. The MSP Institute was there, working to increase attention on gender issues, providing information and suggestions on how to integrate gender in a future framework on chemicals and waste.

Read our report here. Photo by IISD.

Gender and Chemicals at the Fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA4)

The fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) was held from 11-15 March 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya, under the motto “Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production”. Anna from the MSP Institute attended UNEA4 to work together with other women’s groups and feminists of the Women’s Major Group (WMG) to increase attention, inter alia, to gender and chemicals issues.

Read our brief report here. Photo by IISD.

For healthy people and a healthy planet we need a gender-just chemicals and waste policies! There is not much time left until 2020 – let’s integrate gender now!

Next stepping stones for the SAICM Beyond 2020 process include meetings at the global and regional level; many countries also hold national level meetings and stakeholder workshops. Upcoming international meetings include:

  • 3rd Intersessional – October 2019, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 4th Intersessional – Spring 2020, Bucharest, Romania
  • ICCM5 – October 2020, Bonn, Germany

Thank you and best regards,
Anna and Minu from the MSP Institute